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Hans Christian Andersen-A Musical Portrait


Mezzo- contralto, Hanne Ladefoged-Dollase, is a native of Randers, Denmark. She has performed extensively through North America promoting Scandinavian music. She has performed with such groups as Ars Musica Chorale, The National Chorale as well as performing roles of Orlovsky in "Die Fledermaus" and Hansel in "Hansel & Gretel". She has also performed solos in Beethoven's " Mass in C" and "The Requiems" of Mozart. Hanne will perform a special program - "Hans Christian Andersen-A Musical Portrait" This is an entertaining and humorous program with a few serious elements that is appropriate for adults and kids alike. There will be opportunity to sing along at the end.

House of Hamill



Roger Latzgo


Hans Christian Andersen StorySongs Composer/performer Roger Latzgo will bring his musical settings of stories by Hans Christian Andersen. Latzgo, who first learned music at his accordion-playing grandfather's knee, continued his formal studies at Rutgers College and the Mason Gross School of the Arts. For Scanfest 2023, Roger presents Hans Christian Andersen StorySongs. Songs include his musical settings of "The Ugly Duckling", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Little Match Girl" and others. Among the newer StorySongs is Latzgo's musical version of a lesser-known Hans Christian Andersen story sometimes translated as "The Millennium". In it, Andersen imagines what travel in Europe will be like one thousand years from his own time. The master storyteller spins it with uncanny accuracy. Latzgo makes it contemporary with a tempo di rap setting. Roger is on a musical mission: to enhance understanding and deep appreciation of Hans Christian Andersen through the power of music. We know that ScanFest audiences will love joining him on this journey.

Skansen Children's Club


Folk Dance by VASA Children's Club

Story Theater, Jonathan Kruk


Jonathan Kruk is a master storyteller, best known for solo shows of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". and "A Christmas Carol." The Scandinavian fairy tale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" inspired him to become a professional storyteller. Now, he engages all at schools, libraries, historic sites, and festivals with his interactive theatrical shows. He's been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, The TODAY Show, The Travel Channel, and the BBC. Listen today for lively performances of Norse lore, and Hans Christian Andersen tales.

The Danegeld Company Vikings


Viking Battle reenactment

The Sloshbucklers


The Sloshbucklers are back with a return invasion...I mean "engagement" at the ScandinavianFest! We're a Viking themed demonstration group featuring axe and knife throwing. Wander through the encampment; stop by the range and see what the Sloshbucklers are all about!

Vidar Skrede


Vidar Skrede plays a combination of the melodies of Norwegian folk music with the rhythmic approach of Swedish accompaniment, performing a collection of Vidar's original compositions, traditional Norwegian folk music, and a few traditional tunes. Vidar plays fiddle, hardanger fiddle and guitar.