Take an armchair journey into the heart of Sweden on March 17 during a Swedish Rhapsody. Roberta Swedien offers a glimpse into the landscape of the Swedish soul in words and music through her celebration of Sweden’s inspiring natural beauty. With music for solo piano by Wilhelm Stenhammar, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Bror Beckman, Ingmar Milveden, Benny Andersson, Jan Johansson and Anna-Lena Laurin, Swedien intersperses descriptions of the Swedish countryside and reminiscences by the composers.

The concert finishes with a medley called “The Swedish Flag” which includes beloved melodies ‘Sverige,” “Ack Värmeland,” “Du Gamla du Fria” and more. Celebrated Swedish composer Anna-Lena Laurin will speak and answer questions about music in Sweden and what it’s like to compose! Free concert at 1 p.m. at Church of Sweden in New York. For more info, call 212.832.8443 or see www.svenskakyrkan.se/newyork. For more info on the performer, see www.robertaswedien.com