Royal College of Music's, in Stockholm, inaugural U.S. concert highlights Swedish musicians

The New York fundraiser supports building of new world-class campus in Sweden

Feb 22, 2016, 15:39 ET from Royal College of Music Stockholm

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Royal College of Music Stockholm (KMH) will hold its first U.S. concert celebrating the creativity and innovation of Sweden's music on Thursday, March 3rd at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. All proceeds from the event will benefit KMH's Building Campaign.

Featuring a stellar line-up of Swedish artists, the concert includes Stockholm-born musician and composer Benny Andersson, who, as a founding member for the 1970s pop super-group ABBA, turned the world's attention to the Stockholm music scene; Staffan Scheja, internationally-acclaimed pianist and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Royal College of Music, has performed with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and in concerts at Carnegie Hall; Lena Willemark, musician and composer, draws from Swedish folk and jazz roots collaborating with musicians across Sweden and abroad.

The evening's hosts are KMH Vice-Chancellor Cecilia Rydinger Alin and Pro Vice-Chancellor Staffan Scheja.  Honorary Chairs are Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, Mr. Stefan Persson and Mr. Peter Wallenberg, Jr.  

Tickets for the cocktail reception, dinner and performances are available through KMH Music Fund. For details, email or call 212.920.6490.

In addition, KMH will be meeting and collaborating with local music colleges and universities on 4 March. Participating institutions include Julliard, Manhattan School of Music, The New School/Mannes and NYU's School of Music.    

About the Royal College of Music in Stockholm
Founded in 1771, the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH) is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in music in the world.  KMH is an inspiring setting located in the center of Stockholm, serving more than 900 students per year.

In 2016, an entirely new campus will open its doors to students, faculty, researchers and visitors. With new facilities and technology, KMH will attract more students, teaching resources and a new and broader audience.

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SOURCE Royal College of Music Stockholm