Finnish Heritage Society Presents LAULUNI SOI "let songs ring"


Sun Feb 05 2023 at 03:30 pm to 04:00 pm


The Finnish Hall | Berkeley, CA

Pianist Heidi Saario and tenor Erich Buchholz, perform the music of Grieg, Madetoja, Merikanto , Sibelius, Kilpinen...
About this Event

Finnish Heritage Society presents an afternoon concert LAULUNI SOI "LET SONGS RING" (Music by Nordic composers) with pianist Heidi Saario and tenor Erich Buchholz featuring music by Grieg, Madetoja, Merikanto , Sibelius, and Kilpinenas part of the monthly Cultural Performance Series at the Berkeley Finnish Hall 1970 Chestnut St (University Ave).

PROGRAM Music by Grieg, Madetoja, Merikanto , Sibelius, and Kilpinen. Reception with punch, cookies

About the Musicians:

Heidi Saario is a native of Finland and has played the piano since the age of 4. She has performed as a soloist and a collaborative pianist in Finland, Canada, and the USA. Heidi enjoys promoting Finnish and Scandinavian composers and bringing this repertoire to new audiences. Since moving to North America 20 years ago, she has had many opportunities to perform at various North American Finnish cultural festivals. Heidi has produced two recordings: Jean Sibelius – Compositions for Piano and Diamonds of the North – Songs from Scandinavia with soprano Cindy Koistinen. She holds a M.Mus in Performance and Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Canada. Aside from performance, Heidi maintains a busy teaching studio in Alameda. For more information visit

Tenor Erich Buchholz can be heard in the role of Fridolin on the Naxos label recording of "The Rose of Stambul" by Leo Fall. As a member of Hudson Shad, he has performed in The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill in Louisville, Detroit, Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Duesseldorf and Potsdam, with Ute Lemper and Storm Large. He sang Jacey Squires, tenor of the barbershop quartet in The Music Man at Cincinnati Pops. With Hudson Shad he has toured 17 of the United States and Japan. He is featured on Bob Applebaum's recording of his Jazz Shabbat Service. He recently sang on the Jarvis Conservatory's series "It's a Grand Night for Singing" in Napa.

CDs available for purchase at the event.

TICKETS - $15 General, $10 Student/Senior

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Where is it happening?

The Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 10.00 to USD 15.00

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Host or Publisher Finnish Kaleva Hall

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