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The musical styles and art of Scandinavia will be featured during the spring installment of the Ready for the World Music Series on Sunday, April 3.

The artistic and cultural artifact exhibit and reception begin at 12:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. The musical performance begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall. All events are free and open to the public.

During this program, the audience will enjoy works of a chamber ensemble from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Faculty artist Kevin Class, associate professor and director of collaborative piano for the School of Music, will perform with guest artists Espen Lilleslåtten and Elias Goldstein. Lilleslåtten, former concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in his native Norway, is now a violin professor at Louisiana State University. Goldstein, a prize-winning violist, is also a member of the LSU faculty.

The George F. DeVine Music Library and local Scandinavian families will provide exhibits for the program.

The Ready for the World Music Series brings renowned artists to campus to perform and talk about musical styles and literature from diverse regions around the world. Each program is designed to demonstrate the rich musical influences each of these regions have had on the traditions of western classical music.

The Ready for the World Music Series is made possible by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission; UT’s School of Music, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Multicultural Student Life, and Libraries; and the Arab American Club of Knoxville.


Miroslav Hristov (865-974-7535,