October 2018 Luncheon
Celebrate Norway in Music and Song!
After 15 incredible Upper Midwest tours, Norwegian Trumpeter Kai Robert Johansen is making his farewell autumn tour along with an all new troupe. Once again he brings the musical artistry from his home area of Østfold County in southeastern Norway. Østfold County includes the picturesque cities of Moss, Fredrikstad, Halden and Sarpsborg, and the music he brings reflects their charm. We are privileged to once again have him perform for us along with Norwegian vocalist Ellen Karine Lanne accompanied by Jane Catlin Bracken.
Kai Robert, Sarpsborg, has been performing for nearly 50 years and is beloved by Midwest audiences. He has performed on radio and TV not only in Norway but throughout Europe and the United States. He has released more than 60 CDs, several of which have reached gold and platinum status. He also has been awarded several Norwegian cultural awards for his work as a musician and composer. Many Midwesterners have become his fans not only from his personal tours, but also through his numerous performances at Nordic Fest and Høstfest. One of Elvis Presley’s producers has invited him to Memphis in 2019 to record the first-ever CD featuring Elvis’ music played on trumpet with orchestral backup.
Vocalist Ellen Karine Lanne, Nesodden, studied vocal performance at the University of Miami, Florida. She promoted and performed Norwegian music while in Florida through solo concerts as well as with other Norwegian musicians in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Consulate. She also was a frequent performer for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) for special events, including ship christenings. At home in Norway, she is frequently heard as a special events soloist and is a member of the Coro Misto Choir at Nesodden and has performed with Vocalis of Moss and Con Spirito in Oslo. She also has served as a backup singer for Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras.
Prepare yourself for an awe-inspiring, jubilant and transformative mini-concert that links Norway of yesterday with Norway today and, for a moment, transports you to the “Land of the Midnight Sun.“
*Please note that due to limited space, registration for this luncheon is currently being offered for members only.*
|Event Date||10-06-2018 11:00 am|
|Cut Off Date||10-01-2018 8:00 pm|