Kantele virtuoso Ida Elina has sparked new life into Finland’s national instrument with her unique percussive style, inspired by slap guitar, and her passion for pop music.
In honor of Finland 100, she will perform in Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 2, sponsored by Finlandia Foundation Twin Cities. This first nine-city tour to the U.S. is sponsored by Finlandia Foundation National.
Enjoy Ida Elina’s vibrant voice and versatility as she enthralls audiences of all ages with her blending of traditional Finnish folk and contemporary music—including Michael Jackson and Adele—performed by the world’s first pop-kantele artist.
Location/time: Minnehaha Academy Theater, 3100 West River Parkway, Minneapolis 55406, at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $18 General $15 FFTC members, Seniors (65+), and Students with ID
Purchase tickets at http://IdaElinaConcert.eventbrite.com
or call 651-270-9784
Ida Elina graduated from Sibelius Academy; she was awarded top prize in the First International Kantele Competition (2011) and received the Kantele of the Year award (2015). http://Idaelina.com.
For information, call 651-270-9784.