Conductor Kåre Hanken is coming all the way from Norway to Taiwan to direct the Taipei Century Chorus who will sing tradional and classical famous Swedish and Norwegian songs at two conserts in Taiwan in May 2013. 挪威國際合唱指揮大師Kåre Hanken先生將專程自挪威來台，與台北世紀合唱團合作，在北台灣舉辦二場音樂會，演唱多首瑞典、挪威的傳統與經典歌曲。
The repertoar includes among other songs, Varen(Last Spring) by Edvard Grieg, Uti var hage(In the Meadow) by Hugo Alven and Pingst(Pentecost) by Oskar Lindberg.音樂會主題：《斯堪地那維亞‧世紀》，演唱曲目包括：葛利格《去年春天》、艾爾芬《在我們的花園》和林伯格的《聖靈降臨節》等等。
"I'm very happy to have Swedish lessons with Susanne. What she teaches me is not only to express myself in Swedish, but also the Swedish historical background and culture. Learning Swedish is useful, I'm planning to go to Sweden to work in the future. I have also made friends with two Norwegian and one Swedish guy by talking Swedish. Susanne's background in drama/theatre makes her lessons interesting and active, so I don't feel bored or stressful in class."
All students will also have access to our online class materials with recordings of dialogues etc.
Swedish Favorites: Fika
If there is one word that a foreigner visiting Sweden will learn, it is "fika". This word is both a verb and a noun. It can be translated as a coffee break but it also describes the act of taking a break and relax. Most Swedish offices and factories will close for both a morning and afternoon "fika". Its a time to relax and build some relationships. Not to mention, having a coffee and cinnamonbun!
Swedish Favorites: Meatballs
When asked what the most Swedish food is, most will say Swedish meatballs. While people all over the world eats delicious meatballs, Swedish people claim meatballs with potatoes, brown gravy and lingberry jam as the dish closest to their hearts.
Swedish Favorites: Midsummers
After a long long long winter, Swedish people are ready to celebrate that summer and warmth have come, even if its just for a few months. That's what makes the Midsummer's Eve celebration so important. Everyone wants to find a spot out in the country side where they can BBQ, drink a few beers and dance around the May-pole.