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Swedish saxophonists mix sacred, secular

Metro Lutheran photo: Bob Hulteen

Matias Karlsen Bjornstad, Per Nordell, Jesper Eriksson, and Linn Persson met at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden, where they formed the Scandinavian Quartet. They recently performed at House of Hope Lutheran Church, New Hope, and Bethany Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, as part of a Midwestern tour. Their program ranges from Edvard Grieg to George Gershwin, including some hymns. Sample the quartet at

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