Jenny Lind: The Swedish Nightingale Concert and Reception at the House of Sweden in Washington

JENNY LIND: The Swedish Nightingale Concert and Reception will take place on Thursday, June 13 at 6:15 p.m. at the House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007.

JENNY LIND, a Swedish opera star when the great impresario P.T. Barnum escorted her to the United States in 1850 for a grand tour, is a legend still today.

THE JENNY Lind Scholarship is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and the People’s Park and Community Center in Stockholm. The prestigious Jenny Lind Scholarship for 2013 has been awarded to Ms. Magdalena Risberg, soprano, based on a voice that is natural and simple, yet rich and moving, showing great musicality. Her accompanist is Mr. David Huang, who has been awarded the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Accompaniment Scholarship.

A RECEPTION with light refreshments, courtesy of SWEA, will take place before the concert. The concert begins promptly at 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $15. RSVP to: sweadcprogram@gmail.com. The event is presented by SWEA Washington DC and supported by Embassy of Sweden.

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