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Harmonium / Keyboard workshop with Jonathan Rundman
January 25, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
$15 per person. All ages welcome.
BRING YOUR OWN portable keyboard or accordion if possible!
A few authentic harmoniums will be avaiable for participants to try, as well as an acoustic piano, accordions, etc.
Finnish-American folk musician and critically acclaimed composer Jonathan Rundman is artist-in-residence at Finlandia University’s 2018 Heikinpäivä Winter Festival.
Jonathan will facilitate a workshop for keyboard players who would like to learn about playing harmonium / pump organ, with a focus on Nordic folk music. Jonathan has presented this workshop previously at various Finnfests and Scandinavian Folk Festivals. He has toured the United States and Finland playing harmonium with Kaivama, Arto Järvelä, Walter Salas-Humara, and as a solo artist. As a session musician, Jonathan has played harmonium, piano, Wurlitzer, accordion, and Hammond organ for a variety of folk, rock, and gospel albums.
Piano players, accordionists, organists, and rock/blues keyboard players are encouraged to attend!
Learn some traditional and contemporary Finnish tunes, and explore different approaches to harmonium accompaniment and arrangement. AND, get a chance to play an actual harmonium!