April 12, 2019 7:30 pm
ARCC Library AuditoriumBuy Tickets
Emilia Amper is one of Sweden’s most successful folk musicians. She is an award-winning composer and
singer, an exceptional bandleader across genres, and a world champion player of the nyckelharpa, a traditional
instrument played in Sweden for more than 600 years. Emilia has been nominated for Grammy Awards in the
United States, Sweden, and Norway and has won Artist of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards.
Through her deep knowledge of folk traditions, Emilia also earned the prestigious title of Riksspelman, which
designates her as a national folk musician of Sweden. She has released two acclaimed albums and collaborated
with numerous ensembles and orchestras.
With their deep knowledge and love for this music, Emilia and her band perform arrangements of Swedish folk songs and original compositions, skillfully interweaving influences from various genres such as jazz, pop, rock, and classical. Still, the band stays true to the original goal of Swedish folk music: to make you dance and enjoy each
Emilia Amper – nyckelharpa and vocals
Erika Risinger – violin
Anders Löfberg – cello
Fredrik Gille – percussion
Tesser Call – sound engineer
Tickets go on sale Mid-March.
$5 (students), $15 (AAAC members), $20 (adults)
Arts Midwest Folkefest is produced by Arts Midwest with generous support from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. Additional funding for the program is provided by the Nordic Culture Fund, Swedish Arts Council, We Energies Foundation, Swedish Council of America, and through American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Thord-Gray Memorial Fund, and in partnership with South Dakota Arts Council.