Beaumier Heritage Concert Series: Emilia Amper Band

Saturday September 29, 2018 

7:30 PM

Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette MI

This September, the Arts Midwest Folkefest and the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center are bringing the Swedish music sensation the Emilia Amper Band to Marquette. She will be in Marquette September 23-29 doing workshops in schools and to perform a concert. The concert will be held at 7:30p.m. on Saturday, September 29 at the Forest Roberts Theatre on the campus of Northern Michigan University.  Ticket prices will be announced soon.

Emilia Amper is one of Sweden’s most successful folk musicians. She is a world champion player of the nyckelharpa, a traditional instrument played in Sweden for more than 600 years. Emilia has been nominated for Grammy Awards in the United States, Sweden, and Norway and has won Artist of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards. Through her deep knowledge of folk traditions, Emilia also earned the prestigious title of Riksspelman, which designates her as a national folk musician of Sweden. She has released two acclaimed albums and collaborated with numerous ensembles and orchestras. For Arts Midwest Folkefest, Emilia will assemble a unique band featuring nyckelharpa, fiddle, cello, and percussion. The group will share lively, foot-tapping music with energy and charm that will appeal to all ages and listeners.

The 2017–2019 Arts Midwest Folkefest presents traditional music ensembles from Finland and Sweden for intensive, week-long residencies in Midwestern communities. The program seeks to deepen awareness of the Scandinavian traditions, heritage, and history of the Upper Midwest and foster understanding and appreciation for global cultures. Arts Midwest Folkefest features high-caliber musicians in activities designed for all ages and levels of musical experience.