Nordic Cool 2013: Olli Hirvonen Quartet
Finnish guitarist Olli Hirvonen's quartet has been the main outlet of his creative vision since 2008.
- Fri., Feb. 22, 2013
- Terrace Gallery
- 75 minutes
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For the duration of Nordic Cool 2013, the Terrace Gallery will become the Cool Club, an extension of the Nordic Design Illustrated exhibition. The Cool Club will feature the iconic Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chairs, on loan from Fritz Hansen, the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C., and Furniture from Scandinavia, and a new curtain made from fabric by Marimekko.
A graduate student at Manhattan School of Music, Finnish guitarist Olli Hirvonen and his quartet have performed at numerous Finnish events, including the Pori Jazz Festival, where Hirvonen was nominated for 2011 Artist of the Year. With Frederick Menzies on tenor saxophone, Jeff Koch on bass, and Philippe Lemm on drums, Hirvonen's international quartet plays music that is distinctively modernistic, drawing influences from rock, jazz, R&B, 21st-century classical music, contemporary art, and literature.
Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission.
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Kennedy Center Jazz is made possible through the generous support of Carolyn and Bill Powers.
Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher
Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter,
Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation,
David M. Rubenstein, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.