Sunday, April 29, 2012

Videos, photos: Finlandia 2012 Spring Concert

Finlandia University's Pride Band musicians play some jazzy tunes during the April 19, 2012, Spring Concert in the Chapel of St. Matthew on the Finlandia campus. The director, Soren Schmidt, joins in on the saxophone. Pianist Carla Phillips is accompanist for the choir and the band. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)

HANCOCK -- Finlandia University's Chapel of St. Matthew was filled to capacity with an appreciative audience on April 19 for the 2012 Spring Concert -- which featured the University Singers, the Finlandia Pride Band and the Keweenaw Youth Symphony Orchestra. Here are some highlights ...

During the April 19 Spring Concert, the Finlandia University Singers perform selections from Ragtime, accompanied by pianist Carla Phillips and percussionist Chisato Ota. (Video clips by Keweenaw Now)

Finlandia student flautists Sarah Schumacher, left, and Rei Hirakawa perform "Trondheimar," by R.L. Oye.

Keweenaw Youth Symphony musicians are joined by cellists Erin Lehnert, right, and Ann Pace during Finlandia's 2012 Spring Concert. The group played some pieces alone, including the Shaker Tune "Simple Gifts," and also joined the Finlandia Pride Band in several pieces.

A closeup of some of the serious young musicians in the Keweenaw Youth Symphony Orchestra, who are directed by Maggie Twining.

For recent news about Finlandia, click here for their April 2012 newsletter.

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