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A postage stamp bearing the face of Kristina Nilsson postmarked Taylors Falls Minnesota, June 25 1880


Sat Oct 26, 2024 4:00pm

Benson Great Hall, Bethel University

~2 hours with intermission

Join us for the musical journey of Kristina Nilsson and her family, brought to life by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, the legendary songwriters of ABBA. Based on Vilhelm Moberg's The Emigrants series, this concert version of the musical chronicles the Nilsson family and their courageous journey from the harsh realities of mid-19th century Sweden to the promise of a new life in America. The soaring ballads and beautiful melodies interspersed with Scandinavian folk influences and lush orchestral arrangements capture Kristina's experiences of love, loss, and hope that resonate as deeply today as they did over a century ago.



VocalEssence Chorus

VocalEssence Ensemble Singers

Elise Benson, Kristina

Clara Osowski, Ulrika

Evan Tyler Wilson, Karl Oskar

G. Phillip Shoultz, III, Robert

Philip Brunelle, conductor


Please note: The Orchestra Hall Box Office is pleased to provide ticket services for this event. The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program. All artists, programs, prices, dates and times are subject to change. Prices listed include a non-discountable $4.50 facility fee. Contact Us

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Exterior view of Benson Great Hall