Arto Rinne | Monday, 1 November 2004 - Saturday, 13 November 2004
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.