The American Scandinavian Society, in collaboration with AFSMK – American Friends of SMK/The National Gallery of Denmark, invite you to an incredible two-part program this April!
April 13th, 8pm
New York Scandia Symphony’s, “Under Northern Lights” Concert at Alice Tully Hall
April 15th, 10am
Curator-led tour of the exhibition, Beyond the Light – Identity and Place in Nineteenth-Century Danish Art, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
One ticket for this two-part program.
$50 for members, $60 for non-members
“Denmark in the nineteenth century experienced the disastrous fallout of the Napoleonic Wars, the devastating bombardment of Copenhagen, bankruptcy, and mounting antagonism with Germany. Yet, this sociopolitical and economic tumult also gave rise to a vibrant cultural and philosophical environment for nineteenth-century Danish artists. Beyond the Light places the drawings, oil sketches, and paintings created by these artists firmly in this period, one that witnessed the transformation of a once-powerful Denmark into a small, somewhat marginalized country at the edge of Europe. Danish artists forged a close-knit community during this time, and the artworks they created explore notions of place, identity and belonging, and what it means to travel and return home.” (Metmuseum.org – for more information about the exhibition please click here)
Holland Cutter of the New York Times calls the show “luminous” and “crystalline,” noting “from the moment you enter the galleries holding some 90 paintings, oil sketches and notebook-size drawings of breath-on-glass translucency, you’re in for an experience of slow-down, move-close looking and thinking.”
You can read his review here.
Please join us for this rare opportunity to walk the exhibition one of its’ last days in New York guided by two of the show’s curators Dr. Freyda Spira – formerly of the Metropolitan Museum, now the Robert L. Solley Curator of Prints and Drawings at Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, and Dr. Stephanie Schrader, a curator in the Department of Drawings at the Getty Museum Los Angeles.
“New York Scandia Symphony (Scandia) will present a program of seldom heard Scandinavian masterpieces, including Helios Overture and An Imaginary Journey to the Faroe Islands by Carl Nielsen, Concertino for two Horns and Orchestra by Friedrich Kuhlau, At the Castle Gate and Karelia Suite by Jean Sibelius and Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 – Midsommarvaka by Hugo Alfvén. More info here.
As our seating for the concert will be assigned throughout Alice Tully Hall, Tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.
You can of course decide only to attend one event and not the other, however there is no reduced ticket rate offered if that is the case.
A big thank you to the American Friends of SMK for collaborating with the American Scandinavian Society to include our members in these remarkable events.
For more information about American Friends of SMK, and the work that they do, please visit www.afsmk.org
We hope that you can join us for this exciting two part program and enjoythis incredible exhibition of Danish Art as well as Danish, Swedish, and Finnish music this April!