Concert: Sara Pajunen Performs Finnish and Finnish American Fiddle Tunes

May 13, 2021

Concert: Sara Pajunen Performs Finnish and Finnish American Fiddle Tunes
Free and Open to the Public
May 14, 2021 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
Virtual (Zoom): Registration recommended

Our friends at the Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest Project are hosting this free online concert in collaboration with the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study.

Sara Pajunen is a violinist, composer, and visual artist. Born and based in Northern Minnesota, Pajunen’s work is motivated by the interaction between a deep connection to her ancestral roots and her experience of current American culture. She has released six albums using folk and traditional music as the basis for singular collaborations.

She participated in the 2018 World Records Symposium here, which we co-sponsored with the Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest Project, the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture, the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic, and the Borghesi-Mellon Workshop. If you’d like to see and hear her playing the fiddle, we recommend the video of her performing her composition “Amass” at Ten Pound Fiddle, East Lansing, Michigan, March 2018.

The concert will take place on Friday, May 14, at 2:00pm Central Time and will be conducted over the Zoom webinar platform. Registration is recommended and is free. You will receive a Zoom link to the event via email prior to the event.

Email the Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest project with any questions.