An Evening of Scandinavian Performance: Featuring Rachel Nesvig on Hardanger Fiddle and Traditional Dances with Judy Patterson and Jerry Walsh
Join us for a an evening performance in the Homer High School Green Room, Friday at 6pm to enjoy an exploration of Scandinavian culture with traditional dance and music. Participants from the fiddle and dance workshops earlier in the week will also have an opportunity to jump in and demonstrate their new skills along with their instructors.
The HHS Green Room is across the hall from the Mariner Theater stage door. Access by the cast/crew entrance west of the loading dock, or if entering via the main entrance/commons, proceed down the first hall as if entering the theater audience, then continue past the theater. Directional signs will be posted!
Inspired by her Norwegian roots, Rachel has built a career around her love of music, performance, teaching, and Scandinavian tradition. She earned her BA in Music and Norwegian from St. Olaf College in 2007, followed by a master’s degree in Violin Performance and K-12 Teaching Certificate from Central Washington University in 2011. Rachel completed additional studies in classical violin at the Music Conservatory of the University of Stavanger, Norway, also using the opportunity to polish her Norwegian language skills. Although violin is her main jam, Rachel is an avid Hardanger Fiddler (the national folk instrument of Norway), an aspiring violist, an enthusiastic conductor, and a novice improv actor!
Judy Patterson and Jerry Walsh
Experienced dancers with a passion for sharing Scandinavian culture, Judy and Jerry teach traditional dances to audiences of all ages. Honored in 2010 with life long memberships to the Scandia Folk Dance Society, they regularly teach at Third Friday Dances and various festivals across the country. From valdresspringer to bondpolska their love for folk dancing is permeates the dance floor.
Online ticket sales will close at 4:00pm the day of the show. Tickets will be available at the door.