Newsletter of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK


Walter Rudolph


Weber State, WSU, Bruckner


The opportunity to introduce Jussi Bjorling to a group of music students at Weber State University (WSU) in Ogden, Utah had a twisted beginning. It was organized by Ralph Vander Heide and his wife Judith. Ralph had learned of a similar event I was doing in Salt Lake City in August 2011. He had asked to be invited and I had readily agreed. But I had no idea who he was, nor how he learned of the event or acquired my email. In the end he had to cancel because of an unavoidable conflict. But we agreed to pursue a future opportunity, which became the WSU event on February 3rd, 2012, recognizing Jussi's 101st birthday.

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