and musician Sara Pajunen. In her Laatikko/Box project, she brings a sampling
of the University of Minnesota’s Finnish-American archives to the public. Using
violin and voice, she weaves Finnish folk song with both archival audio
recordings and conversations with her own Finnish-American family members. During
the presentation, participants can view pictures, letters, and other material
from Finnish-Americans. This free program is being offered at the following
dates and locations:
September 10, 2014, 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Iron Public Library
September 10, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at the Hoyt Lakes Public Library
September 11, 2014, 3:30 p.m. at the Ely Public Library
September 12, 2014, 1:00 p.m. at the Silver Bay Public Library
September 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. at the Two Harbors Public Library
September 15, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at the Duluth Public Library
September 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m. at the Hibbing
September 17, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at the Eveleth Public Library
September 18, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at the West Duluth Branch Library
Rapids Area Library
September 20, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Cloquet Public Library
September 22, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the International Falls Public Library
September 23, 2014, 1:00 p.m. at the Chisholm Public Library
September 23, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at the Buhl Public Library
September 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. at the Grand Marais Public Library
September 25, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at the Nashwauk School Library,
26, 2014, 5:00 p.m. at the Gilbert Public Library
ancestors left a security in culture and language – a place where they knew
themselves. People leave spaces all the time: relational spaces, home spaces,
habitual spaces. Why do we leave? How long does change take? Is home a physical
place? Laatikko/Box provides a space to contemplate these questions from both
immigrant and personal perspectives, considering universal human experiences of
unknowing, change, discomfort, difference.
first presentation of Laatikko/Box (February 2014) as part of its 416 Club
Commissions series. For the work, Sara immersed herself in the Finnish-American
Collection of the Immigration History Research Center at Elmer Anderson Library
(University of Minnesota Twin Cities). She explored boxes and audiotapes of spoken
words, melodies, and written history with the intention to give them new life.
Much like the stages of immigration, Laatikko/Box is a constantly evolving
piece. At select Arrowhead Libraries this fall, Sara will record participants’ verbal
reactions to the work to be included in future installments of Laatikko/Box.
whose recent work is inspired by her Finnish ancestry. Join us for her
thought provoking program that combines Finnish Folk music and our continued
migration through life.
Event tickets are now available for Classical Pianist and Composer Peter
Arnstein at the William Kelly High School in Silver Bay, on Wednesday,
September 20th at 7:00 p.m.
piano competitions, returns to the William
School for an encore performance! Arnstein has toured the Midwest
as pianist and composer-in-residence for the Sylmar Chamber Ensemble, was a
frequent pianist with the Macalester Trio, and is currently an active composer
as both piano soloist and harpsichord soloist, as accompanist for violinist
Michael Antonello, and as part of the piano trio, Trio di Vita, which
premiered his Trio Jazzico Nostalgico and Scottish Fantasy.
Lake County Arts Board in Silver
Bay to hear Dr. Arnstein
perform his original compositions as well as selections by Chopin, Bach, Liszt,
& Scriabin on the William Kelly High School Steinway piano.
will be available at the following public libraries: Aurora,
Babbitt, Buhl, Cloquet, Grand Marais, Hibbing, Silver Bay,
and Two Harbors.
Event tickets will be available soon for the Elephant Man performed by the Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet, on September 26-28
and October 2-5. Performances are at
7:00 p.m. except for Sunday at 2:00 p.m.