About This Program

Approximate length 2:00

Iceland’s Bedroom Community, “a creative hub of sonic geniuses that continues to evolve and produce incredible work” (BlackBook Magazine), teams up with Finnish Violinist/SPCO Artistic Partner Pekka Kuusisto and Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh for a one of a kind performance on the grounds of the beautiful and historic Turnblad Mansion. Experience the visually stunning art exhibition The Weather Diaries, featuring cultural identities from the Western Nordic region and enjoy award winning FIKA cafe's satiating cocktails and light bites.

Schedule of Events

Schedule of events: 6 pm: Tour “The Weather Diaries” exhibit and enjoy drinks and snacks from FIKA 7:30 pm: Music in the courtyard 9:30 pm: Post-Performance Gallery Conversations moderated By ASI's Director of Exhibitions, Collections and Programs, Scott Pollock Mansion and grounds open until 10:30

Come early or take a break at any point in the evening to visit the Sisu Traveling Sauna, onsite at ASI in celebration of Finland’s centennial.

Featured Artists

Pekka Kuusisto / Channy Leaneagh / Sam Amidon / Valgeir Sigurðsson / Daníel Bjarnason / Jodie Landau

Where Words End

In May 2017 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra presents Where Words End, a festival that explores themes of immigration and cultural identity through the lens of Nordic music and culture with programs that bring together artists of various disciplines and backgrounds. The festival includes specially tailored SPCO concerts featuring Artistic Partners Martin Fröst and Pekka Kuusisto, Liquid Music programming with Iceland’s Bedroom Community, American Swedish Institute activities and more. Learn more at

Liquid Music

This event is part of the SPCO's boundary-defying Liquid Music concert series.
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American Swedish Institute

This event is copresented with the American Swedish Institute. Learn more at


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