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European Early Music Day 2021


March 21st 2021 throughout Europe marks the celebration of the ninth edition of the Early Music Day, launched through an initiative by SEMF's Artistic Director Peter Pontvik and coordinated by REMA. The event enjoys the patronage of the European Commission and is a cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 

On March 21st, the beginning of spring and Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday, concerts, conferences and other events related to early music are held around Europe with the purpose of increasing the awareness about the diversity of a shared historical musical heritage. Most of these events are available worldwide via online live-streaming.

In Stockholm, SEMF offers Baroque Tales, a fresh live streamed concert with the young, talented Swedish Lynx Ensemble that performs music in the borderland between baroque and Swedish folk music. More information about the Early Music Day can be found at

In cooperation with the Finnish parish in Stockholm

Buy your ticket for this online event HERE until 21th April 2021! 


If you miss the live broadcast, you can later (during 30 days from the event) also buy the link to the recorded concert on, by following the same procedure as described above.

Lynx Ensemble. Foto: Francis Löfvenholm

Sunday 21 March 2021

LYNX Ensemble | Photo: ©Francis Löfvenholm

Early Music Day (NB: ONLINE EVENT!)

Lynx Ensemble

Baroque Tales

Lynx Ensemble consists of five young, talented Swedish/international musicians. The ensemble took shape through its innovative project "Hälsingebarocken" which offers folk tunes from Hälsingland (Swedish region), with brilliant arrangements from a baroque perspective. In "Baroque Tales", baroque meets the Hälsingland folk music, but instead of a clash of styles between two heavy musical traditions, a timeless and loving embrace takes place.

Netta Huebscher - Recorder

Linnea Aall Campbell - Violin

Anna Gustavsson - Keyed fiddle (nyckelharpa)

Leonor Palazzo - Baroque cello 

Avinoam Shalev - Harpsichord


1.    Prologue: Polska and twinpolska by Jon-Erik Hall (1877–1948) 

2.    Polska after Olof Nordblad (1810–1854), “Schola Claverino” 

3.    Tallapolska after “Jönsagubben”, Olof Jonsson (1816–1899) 

4.     “Old polska from Bollnäs” after Manne Olsson (1883–1968) 

5.    Two polska dances after Johnny Schönning (1894–1966) 

6.    Polska after Snickar-Erik Olsson (1824–1905) 

7.    Birch-bark shoe-march (Näverskomarschen) by Emil Lindvall (1870–1952) 

8.    Bellman-polska (Late 19th centuryl)

9.    Shepherd-polska after Gössa Anders (1878-1963)

10.    Epilogue: Two polska dances after Carl Sved (1843–1921) 

19:00 - 20:00The Finnish Church Live streaming