artwork by Ann Marie O'Dowd
The journey of a 72-year-old Finn, and four-time power-lifting world champion on the way to his last world championship event.
Parade and picnic sponsored by the Norumbega Lodge #3-506, Sons of Norway
Puppet show and craft presented as part of the Nordic Kids Series.
presented by the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of New England (SACC-NE)
A Danish soldier stationed in Afghanistan makes a decision that changes his and his family's life.
Two estranged sheep farmers must join forces to save their sheep when a lethal disease hits.
An army officer gives up everything for love.
LEGO® Camps by Play-Well TEKnologies
Join us for our weekly pop-up Kaffestugan (café) every Saturday! Pastries, waffles, coffee, open-faced sandwiches and conversation.
Learn this traditional style of Norwegian decorative painting with Vesterheim!
in the Life of Olli Maki
New England Premiere
A grumpy old man is tested when a new family moves in next door.
What do you do when 3000 Somalis run over your small town in the backlands of Sweden, and McDonalds starts being called 'Little Mogadiscu'?
Come celebrate one of Sweden's favorite sweet treats!
Come watch Sweden's largest television event of the year!
Presented as part of the Nordic Kids series. Celebrate the cutest Nordic sea bird of them all!
presented by SWEA Boston and the SCC
A film about Scandinavia's amazing nature based education system.
Join fellow Newton Cultural Alliance organization in the intimate setting of the Nordic Hall.
In Her Own Words
Contemporary Jazz & Folk Music from Sweden
Early Years/Maturity & Silence
Famous Scandinavian Opera Singers
A talk exploring the Finnish National Epic with Börje Vähämäki. Presented by Finlandia Foundation of Boston.
The Architect Who Saw the Future
presented by Finlandia Foundation of Boston
Bring any instrument and learn with Swedish accordionist Sunniva Brynnel!
Folk sextet with Swedish and Celtic roots
presented as part of Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival
Presented as part of our Nordic Kids Series. Drop in and make your own
New England through a Swedish Eye
presented by Finlandia Foundation-Boston
The Man Who Stole Himself THE SLAVE ODYSSEY OF HANS JONATHAN
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
Elves, Trolls, and the Last Dance
presented as part of the Nordic Kids Series
Create your own traditional Finnish holiday decoration.
presented as part of the Scandinavian Library's monthly film series
Take a journey to Kenya through your coffee cup with Writer, Teacher, and Coffee Queen
The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life
Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger, collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami.
presented by Sons of Norway, Norumbega Lodge and the SCC
Uppsala and Harvard University students perform as part of the Young Artist Series
Listen to tunes and discussion from the rich traditions of Scandinavian and American fiddle music.
Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.
This year we are takin' it to the streets with NORDIC STREET FOOD! Enjoy a taste of interpretations of street food from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland!
LEGO® Camps by Play-Well TEKnologies
as part of the SCC Author Series
presented by the Newton Art Association as part of the Newton Festival of the Arts
Yarn becomes provocative modern art, a political statement, a poetic circus performance and artistic playground.
Swedish in inspiration with thoughtful bold pattern and color.
presented as part of Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival
A quirky, compassionate, warmly funny portrait of a gigantic social misfit with an even bigger heart
with Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
Maarit, a beautiful woman who used to be a man, becomes estranged from her daughter and family. When she meets Sami, a soccer coach and family man, she thinks her life will be complete.
Presented as part of the Scandinavian Library's Film Series
In Copenhagen 40% commute by bike daily. Imagine if the whole world had numbers like this; an immediate climate effect, cities with a human scale.
Finnish fretless/fretted guitarist and oudist performing world music from his Nordic perspective.
Maine artist, Elizabeth Hunter, presents her rugs and watercolors infused with nordic color and simplicity.
In this installment of the Nordic Kids Series learn about the curious Finnish characters and make your own special Moomin creation.
A woman's imagination runs wild after she loses her sight.
Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking
presented by the Finlandia Foundation of Boston
A teenager camping in a Finnish forest helps rescue the President of the United States when his plane is shot down near his campsite.
performing music by Beethoven and Schumann
presented by SWEA and the SCC
kick-off to our 2016 kids series with Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals
2016 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film
Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston
A powerful drama about a Jewish woman’s odyssey from the WWII Warsaw ghetto to a life in Sweden.
Storyteller Odds Bodkin tells the tale of Thor, Odin, and Loki Meet the Frost Giants presented as part of the Nordic Kids Series.
presented by the Finlandia Foundation of Boston
STRANGE AND FAMILIAR: ARCHITECTURE ON FOGO ISLAND a film presented as part of Boston Design Week 2016
Princess Vendla and Timo the Woodsman
presented by Riverfront Children's Theater
The Finlandia Foundation and the SCC present the Finlandia Foundation's performer of the year
presented by Scandinavian Stage
A man's selfish reaction to the danger posed by an avalanche causes cracks in his marriage and relationships with his children. Presented as part of the Scandinavian Library's Nordic Film Series.
In a program entitled "The Sights and Sounds of French Impressionism," pianist Kathryn Rosenbach performs works by Debussy and Ravel such as Reflet dans l'eau, L'isle joyeuse and Miroirs.
Swedish-American ensemble, Quartet Kalos, presents Kalos Inscriptions, a retelling of traditional folk songs through new arrangements and unique instrumentation, plus some originals by the ensemble!
This year’s theme is “The Battle”! Enjoy a taste of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland and vote for your favorite dish! Plus, Nordic vendors music and fun for all ages, including a a Viking encampment and live battle reenactment!
A special free concert with virtuosic Ecuadorian cellist Francisco Vila accompanied by Ukrainian pianist Oleksandr Poliykov presented by The SCC, Newton at Home and the Saul B. and Naomi R. Cohen Foundation.
Finlandia-Foundation's 2015 Lecturer of the Year the award winning, multi-talented performer Taina Elg shares a behind-the-scenes glimpse of her life as a young star at MGM Studios, life in Hollywood, and the film industry today
Elise Boeur and Nate Sabat play traditional music from a place where the sun forgets to rise. Bringing their profound love of folk music and their extensive jazz training together, Boeur and Sabat reach into the depths of the Norwegian and Swedish folk traditions to bring out the inner pulse.
Former architect Marty Lehman paints buildings, cityscapes, landscapes and "all things Swedish." In an exhibition entitled "Watercolor Impressions," view works including Swedish landscapes and winter scenes.
A special "dueling pianos" performance with pianists Hankus Netsky and Daniel Padgett.
The unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it's not too late to start over. Presented as part of the Scandinavian Library's Nordic Film Series.
A story about seeking love and having the courage to change your life – even when you think it’s too late. Presented as part of the Scandinavian Library's Nordic Film Series.
Selections from printmaker and book artist Annie Silverman's artist book DANISH SPOONS, which was awarded First Prize in the 2014 Beyond Books Exhibition in Woodstock, Vermont.
Celebrate the foundation's 60th anniversary with dinner and a Scandinavian jazz concert by the Finnish guitarist and his band
Kick off this holiday season with good friends and new acquaintances at SACC-NE's 53rd annual dinner.
A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.
A collection of recent prints by Icelandic artists including etchings, Chine-collé, monoprints, lithographs and electro etchings inspired primarily by Icelandic landscapes and human nature.
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, Finlandia Foundation-Boston invites pianist Paavali Jumppanen for a special performance featuring works by the famed composer.
A program featuring Haydn, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Chopin by acclaimed pianist Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian.
Visit Finnish Lapland and enter the world of brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki, leaders of a collective of traditional reindeer herders. Observe their families, seasonal routines and the difficulties and joys of a life so closely tied to the land.
“Fika” with us as Scandinavian fiddle duo lydia and Andrea perform an energetic and engaging program of traditional music on fiddle, 5-string fiddle, nyckelharpa, and voice -- including waltzes, schottises, polskas, and more.
Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara and her best friend Bobo are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments or discernible musical talent, the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band.
Swedish-American fiddler Brian Wicklund returns from his native Minnesota to host an evening of globe-trotting musical adventure with guitar wizard Flynn Cohen.
It is 1953, and Freya has returned home to Iceland to begin a new life. Unlike the drab, plump girl who went abroad to America, the now stunningly beautiful Freya is a mystery to the distant relatives with whom she lives and a powerful influence on the men and women around her.
Glenda Dawn Goss, author of Sibelius: A Composer's Life and the Awakening of Finland, shares her insight into the life and works of the great composer in the context of Finnish and Northern European cultural history.
Continuous change in our environments disrupts our sense of continuity, memories, and shared meaning, and challenges our perceptions of the authentic. Rob Anderson will analyze the Fantoft Stave Church in Norway and other examples in this fascinating talk.
Join outstanding jazz undergraduate and graduate students from New England Conservatory for a performance of music by celebrated jazz legends, such as Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, along with original compositions by members of the ensemble.
Selections from a moving and powerful exhibit of more than 300 newly naturalized U.S. citizens who are residents of the Commonwealth.
On display March-April in the Nordic Hall Gallery
For all the controversy around immigration, we are still a young nation, fed by nearly one million newcomers each year. Join Westy Egmont in exploring the history and current story of those who started life again in the States and made America the 'nation of nations' we know.
Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job and an apartment, but before long, he notices that something is wrong. Presented as part of the Scandinavian Library's Nordic Film Series.
"Fika" with us! Presented during the SCC's weekly Kaffestugan, enjoy Swedish pastries, waffles and open-faced sandwiches - and bring your brunch into the Nordic Hall to hear Rachel Panitch and David Kaynor's Fiddling Duo!
A trio of Danish comedians, who call themselves The Red Chapel pretend to be Korean regime sympathizers and stage a ridiculous variety show in Pyongyang.
By special arrangement with The Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC, The SCC proudly hosts “Von Echstedtska Gården," photographs of a historical manor in the Värmland province of Sweden.
An informational exhibit of the history of the crime novel in Sweden, from its beginnings in the late 19th century to the modern Swedish crime novel, rich in social criticism and portraying fairly ordinary characters trying to deal with a crumbling society.
A story of a film director’s personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease as his mother slips into this descent.
Artist Anna Kristina Goransson and musician Maria Finkelmeier collaborate to create an interactive multimedia installation inspired by the sights and sounds of summer in Sweden.
In 1947 in a balsa wood raft, Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his team of five set off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers of the Pacific to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settled on Polynesian Islands.
Leading actress Kristín G. Magnus will tell you about historical events, mysterious folkstories such as the Hidden People, the Seal who turned into a Human Being, and a spine-tingling ghost story, complete with Icelandic music and chanting of old rhymes.
Set against the backdrop of WWII, The Last Sentence is based on the life of crusading journalist Torgny Segerstedt, editor-in-chief of one of Sweden's leading newspapers, highlighting his one-man battle against Nazism and his country's policy of appeasement to Hitler.
In an event jointly presented by the SCC and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of New England (SACC_NE), experience the summer solstice Swedish-style!
A talk by Lo Dagerman about Swedish writer Stig Dagerman (1923-1954), and the project to re-introduce her father’s writing to an American readership. Presented in collaboration with the Scandinavian Library.
Join us for the first installment in the continuation of our Young Artists Series in our 2014-2015 season with pianist Pauline Yang, who will perform works by Mendelssohn, Scarlatti, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and others.
"Fika" with us! Presented during the SCC's weekly Kaffestugan, enjoy Swedish pastries, waffles and open-faced sandwiches - and bring your brunch into the Nordic Hall to hear Scandinavian vocal ensemble Stämbandet!
Local chefs try their hand at Nordic cuisine! Join us for tasting stations, Nordic food vendors, music and fun!
Join us on the Newton Center Green for an event featuring Scandinavian vocal ensemble Stämbandet, Estonian food samples from EstoFoods, and Scandinavian crafts for kids and kids-at-heart. Free!
Works by Rena Shear, David Mangels and Lisa Goren. On display in the Nordic Hall Gallery May 2nd through June 30th.
The lives of two Danish families cross each other as part of an extraordinary friendship. Presented as part of the Scandinavian Library Nordic Film Series.
Pianists Michael Tsalka and Suzanne Cartreine perform an eclectic program of duets and solos drawn from the past 5 centuries. This blend of familiar and new, well-loved and little-known, contemplative and playful, turbulent and serene, promises a delightful evening.
As the latest installment in the SCC's Young Artists Series, Pianist Rui Urayama, violinist Egle Jarkova and cellist Edevaldo Mulla will perform works by Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn and Piazzolla.
Swedish-American jazz singer Anna-Frida Abrahamsson and her trio share Swedish love songs and standards. Influenced by Jan Johansson and Monica Zetturlund, Abrahamsson's soft velvety voice will be backed by piano, drums, bass and harmonica.
In the 1940s, we are invited to follow Thor Heyerdahl as he gathers a crew of Scandinavians attempting to cross the Pacific on a balsam raft. A delight to watch, the film is all about the sheer excitement of the ocean and it is as magnificent as it is beautiful and as dangerous.
Presented as part of ArtWeek Boston, Ensemble Evolution's Charles Martin and Maria Finkelmeier will share a journey to the arctic north through an interactive performance and presentation inspired by the arctic environment in Sweden.
Join outstanding graduate students from the New England Conservatory for a performance of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak’s celebrated Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 87.
Finnish educator and scholar Pasi Sahlberg, visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, discusses his book "Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland".
Join pianist Jonie Huang and cellist Daniel Mitnitsky, outstanding graduate students from New England Conservatory, for a performance featuring the works of celebrated Romantic composers such as Brahms and Schubert.
Every five years, 30,000 people gather on the same stage in the small country of Estonia to join voices at Laulupidu, the National Song Festival, to become the largest choir in the world. More than a music festival, it’s a miracle that at least twice in history gave freedom to that country. To Breathe As One explores the beauty and meaning of the choral festival through the eyes of the young members of the California-based Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, one of the few American choirs invited to participate. From the filmmakers of the acclaimed The Singing Revolution, the film reveals that for Estonians singing is not just a means of cultural expression, but a defining part of their national identity.
From the filmmakers of the acclaimed The Singing Revolution, the film reveals that for Estonians singing is not just a means of cultural expression, but a defining part of their national identity. Presented by the Boston Estonian Society.
Composer and pianist Heikki Sarmanto is a leading Finnish jazz scene figure who has been internationally praised for his symphonic, orchestral and jazz ensemble works. He will be joined by singer, actress, and pianist Jeannine Otis.
As a partner in Boston Design Week, join us for a talk by independent curator Susan Ward about Finnish design company Marimekko's influence on the design industry from 1959 until now.
The story of a tormented young woman who is given shelter by an elderly woman as they are soon reminded of their mutual horrendous past. Presented by Finlandia Foundation Boston & the Boston Estonian Society.
Duo Maresienne (Olav Chris Henriksen, Baroque guitar & cittern and Carol Lewis, treble, bass & lyra viols) share folk songs, fairytale tunes, dances and sonatas from the mountains to the cities of Norway.
Minnesota Swedish-American fiddler Brian Wicklund hosts an evening of globe-trotting musical adventure. Join them for an evening of foot stomping music and fun!
Documentary film "Liv & Ingmar: Painfully Connected" shares the story of the 42 year long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullman and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.
$20 advance, $25 at the door | Tickets
Join us for a benefit concert in celebration of the arrival of our new Steinway B grand piano. Steinway artist Michael Lewin will play music by Debussy, Chopin and Schubert.
An exhibition featuring paintings inspired by Norse Runes by graphic designer and artist Richard Widhu on display in the Nordic Hall through the end of April.