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Meet the Composer: Olli Kortekangas on his “Seven Songs for Planet Earth”

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Finnish composer Olli Kortekangas.

In her list of “not to miss” DC performances this year, The Washington Post music critic Anne Midgette included the premiere of Finnish composer Olli Kortekangas’s Seven Songs for Planet Earth, which will be performed in a concert called “Northern Lights: Choral Illuminations from Scandinavia and Beyond” by The Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Children’s Chorus of Washington Children’s Chorus of Washingtat  The Kennedy Center on May 22. This coming Monday, May 16, at noon in Whittall Pavilion, the Music Division is happy to host Mr. Kortekangas and Artistic Director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington Norman Scribner for an illuminating conversation about the accomplished composer’s new work. This presentation is another installation in the Music Division’s Meet the Composer series which offers the public an opportunity to learn about new music from living composers who are engaging directly with new and expanding audiences. Seven Songs for Planet Earth is a statement about our relationship to the natural world and our human duty to respect and nurture our planet – a universal message for all to understand and contemplate.

Hopefully our local blog readers can find time to join us on Monday for this noontime event – no tickets required!


  1. lo que hace mas miserable al tirano es no dejar expresarse, la musica es la poesia del alma

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