Forest City, Iowa – Waldorf associate professor of music Dr. Kristín Jónína Taylor will perform in the Hagen Recital Hall on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m.
The recital will feature Danish, Norwegian, and Icelandic music. “One of the themes the music explores is the nationalism versus internationalism in the sounds from each of the countries,” explains Dr. Taylor. “I hope the audience will take away a bit of understanding of nationalistic pride and how it is both embraced and rejected.”
An Icelandic-American pianist, Dr. Taylor has performed widely in the United States, as well as in Iceland, France, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Sweden, and Austria.
She has been enthusiastically received for her performances of Nordic piano works, including the North American premiere of Jón Nordal’s Piano Concerto in 2003 and programs by invitation in Washington D.C. for the Ambassador of Iceland and President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir.
Recently, Dr. Taylor was selected by The College Music Society to serve as its inaugural ambassador to Iceland.
The public is welcome to Dr. Taylor’s recital. There is no cost to attend.