GOTHENBURG: A Musical Evening with Guests from Gothenburg

  • 07:00 PM
  • Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. Chicago

The Gothenburg Committee of CSCI presents a special evening at the Swedish American Museum with music by teachers and students from Svartedalsskolan, located outside of Gothenburg, Sweden.  The students will perform traditional Swedish spring songs. There will also be a brief presentation about a new musical “The Dream of a Better Life” by Roger Bodin, director of Emigranternas Hus (the House of Emigrants) in Gothenburg, followed by a performance of selections from the musical. A dinner of pizza and salad will be served. Cost to attend includes dinner and is $10 per person.

Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made below, in person at the Museum, or by calling 773.728.8111. Tickets can also be purchased on the museum’s website,

About the musical: “The Dream of a Better Life” is about a couple who emigrated in 1927 by boat from Gothenburg to New York and came to Chicago. Musically, it’s Swedish folk music meets American jazz and blues. It was created by the Emigrants’ House in Gothenburg, the group Wavemakers and the Charles Unger Experience. The musical will be performed when Gothenburg celebrates 400 years in 2021. This is will be the first time portions of the musical will be performed in the United States. This event is being cohosted with the Swedish American Museum.

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