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Jenny Lind Concert

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Soprano Tessan-Maria Lehmussari has been named this year’s Jenny Lind Scholar of the Royal Swedish Musical Academy and Folkets Hus & Parker in Sweden. With this, this large scholarship is re-launched in a new collaboration during the celebration of Jenny Lind’s 200th anniversary in 2020.

”I feel extremely honored and touched to have been selected for this year’s Jenny Lind Scholar. Singing has been my passion since childhood, and now being given an opportunity to share it with others, thanks to this award, makes me extremely grateful. Classical music has so much to give and it will be fantastic fun to show what my heart is beating for”, says Tessan-Maria Lehmussari.

Tessan-Maria has worked with Drottningholm’s Baroque Orchestra, Young Opera (Royal Swedish Opera) and Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and tickets can be bought through the Swedish American Museum website link below or at the Museum. The concert is free. Attendees should plan to arrive at 6.30 p.m. for the concert.

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The jury’s motivation for the 2020 Scholarship:
“This year the scholarship goes to Tessan-Maria Lehmussari, who possesses a rare ability to capture her audience. With her beautiful sounding soprano and her excellent technique she conveys both musicality and joy”.

”With great satisfaction and expectation, the Royal Academy of Music hereby enters into a lasting collaboration with Folkets Hus on one of the country’s most extensive and exciting singing grants through the world star Jenny Lind’s donation to the academy”, says Fredrik Wetterqvist, the Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Musical Academy. “The special anniversary year 2020 will offer a host of fantastic opportunities for performances and concerts for the scholar and pianist, both in Sweden and abroad, and it is a pleasure for us to contribute to this.”

”It is with great pleasure that we, together with the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, give the 2020 Jenny Lind scholarship to Tessan-Maria Lehmussari. Through this award, we want to support young singers in their careers in the music world, says Calle Nathanson, CEO of Folkets Hus & Parker.

The Royal Academy of Music and Folkets Hus & Parker have announced a re-launch of the large Jenny Lind scholarship. Since 1875, the Royal Swedish Musical Academy has managed a donation from the world-famous opera singer Jenny Lind. And since 1965, the Folkets Hus & Parker have appointed a Jenny Lind Scholar who has toured in both Sweden and North America. From 2020, when the entire opera world celebrates Jenny Lind’s 200th anniversary, the Folkets Hus & Parker’s tour activities and the Royal Swedish Musical Academy’s scholarship work in tandem and highlight this year’s scholarship a little extra.

Venue

Swedish American Museum
5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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