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Dreamers' Circus; 03/06/2020

Friday, March 6

Dreamers’ Circus

7:30 PM, Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

This young Danish trio is the new driving force in Nordic world music, hailed as contemporary and endlessly innovative in their approach. They draw inspiration from the deep traditions of Nordic folk music and reshape them into something bright, shiny, and new. The ensemble has won five prestigious Danish Music Awards and toured throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, the United States, and more. Featuring Nikolaj Busk on piano and accordion, Ale Carr on cittern, and violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen of the Danish String Quartet.

Singer-songwriter Aida O’Brien ’20 performs for arriving patrons starting at 7:00 PM.

Tickets: $28 General public/$22 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth (18 and under)/$6 Midd students

 

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Dreamers' Circus performs their original tune Kitchen Stories. 


Program

To be announced from the stage


Biography

A new driving force in Nordic world music is the young Danish trio, Dreamers’ Circus. Contemporary and endlessly innovative in their approach, they draw inspiration from the deep traditions of folk music in the region and reshape them into something bright, shiny and new.

Dreamersʼ Circus are: Nikolaj Busk (Denmark) on piano and accordion, AleCarr (Sweden) on Nordic cittern and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (Denmark), also of the Danish String Quartet, on violin.

Dreamersʼ Circus display inventiveness and talent in their approach to performances that include music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland and the far reaches of the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The ensemble has won five prestigious Danish Music Awards and toured throughout Europe and beyond, with performances in Japan and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. American tour are planned for 2019 and 2020. The trio collaborates regularly with the Danish String Quartet and the Copenhagen Philharmonic and performs with the BBC Scottish Orchestra in 2018.

Dreamers’ Circus views their traditional roots as a point of departure and know that tradition should not be a straitjacket. This adventurous attitude, coupled with their outstanding musicianship, has brought the band to the forefront of the Nordic folk and world music scene.

Artist website: http://www.dreamerscircus.com/


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