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Concert with Magnus Mårtensson

February 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

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Sponsored by Sherrie and Wally Magnuson.

The inimitable entertainer Magnus Mårtensson will return to the Swedish American Museum for another comedic interlude of piano and violin music.

A Swedish-American classical pianist and conductor, Mårtensson studied at the Malmö Academy of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music. A former university professor, he has been music director of the Scandinavian Chamber Orchestra of New York since 2002.

Mårtensson turned to comedy in 2003 after an impromptu performance in New York, and has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada. Cabaret Scenes, a New York publication, credits him with “making people laugh out loud while astonishing them with musical virtuosity.”

In addition to his busy musical career, which has taken him to the United Nations and Carnegie Hall, Mårtensson is author of the book, “Thoughts, Verse and Further Nonsense.” He also has created two films, “The Dog” and “The Maestro.”

A light dinner will be served at 5 p.m. followed by the Swedish-American conductor and comedian at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 members, $20 non-members. Reservations can be made at the Museum or here on the Museum website.

Prepaid tickets are not refundable within 5 days of the event.

Dinner and Concert tickets are closed.

Concert tickets are available and can be paid at the door and do not include dinner.



February 18, 2018
5:00 pm


Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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