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Sweden’s National Day Celebration
06/06/2015 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM$15
The Consulate General of Sweden and Church of Sweden in San Francisco invite you to celebrate Sweden’s National Day
Saturday, June 6 at 5:30 pm
Palace of Fine Arts
• Musical performance by mezzo-soprano Leandra Ramm and Ragnar Bohlin
• Speech by Swedish Consul General Barbro S. Osher
• Swedish folk dancing by experts from the folkloric heartland of Dalarna, Sweden
The Swedish Pavilion at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 contained a set of 16 large dolls displaying various provincial costumes. These dolls were purchased by Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Honorary Chairwoman of the Women’s Committee for PPIE. They are now curated at the Hearst Museum on the UC Berkeley campus. They will be featured at the museum’s reopening in February 2016. The Swedish dancers’ costumes, like those of the dolls, are inspired by the costumes from many of these same Swedish regions.
SF ETHNIC DANCE FESTIVAL
World Arts West presents the SF Ethnic Dance Festival performance at 8pm in the Palace of Fine Arts Theater following the National Day festivities. This is a separate program from the National Day Concert celebration, and tickets for this event can be purchased online at: www.sfethnicdancefestival.org
Princess cake and drinks will be served.
NATIONAL COSTUMES ENCOURAGED
Indoors; accessible by Muni; street parking; limited parking around museum.
When: Saturday, June 6. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the concert program starts at 5:30 pm. Program ends at 7 pm.
Where: Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $15 for adults, $5 for children, students and au pairs. Tickets available via EventBrite.
For more information about Swedish related events, please visit us on www.swedenabroad.com/sanfrancisco