RINNE Arctic Visiting Speaker Tours
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Arto Rinne will fly from St. Petersburg, Russia to Boston, Massachusetts for 6 weeks of playing music, lecturing and touring in the Midwest and New England. He will be accompanied by his band Sattuma, a four-person Karelian Folk band. Sattuma will start the 2013 summer tour at the PECO Multicultural Day at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 15th then on to Hancock, Michigan as featured performers at the US FinnFest in June, and on to Sudbury, Canada to perform at the Canadian FinnFest. In addition to playing, Arto will be giving lectures in many locations along the tour. Prepared presentations include:
- "Music, Story and Instrumentation of the Kalevala”
- "Stories, Songs and Traditions of the Northlands"
- "Folk Music & Silent Film Projects in the Arctic Circles Region of Norway"
- "Finnish and Karelian Ancient Folk Instruments"
During the first two weeks of November 2004, Arto Rinne traveled around New England making school appearances, lecturing, and performing with members of his quartet. Arto Rinne and his ensemble are noted musicians whose scholarly and artistic expertise in folk instruments ranges from constructing their own instruments to innovation on traditional tunes. The Finnish Literature Society has recognized Rinne for his contributions to Karelian folk culture.
The tour involved presentations for youth at seven elementary and middle schools in both Vermont and Maine. Rinne, along with members of his quartet, Sattuma, also presented a Karelian music class, dance concert, as well as multiple public performances in Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.