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Read the write-up of the celebration of Jean Sibelius' 150th birthday and FFCPC's Annual Meeting and view pictures from the event here

An article in the February issue of the Lake Oswego Review tells about Päivi Kilpi-Cramer demonstrating how to bake Karjalanpiirakka, Karelian Rice Pasties. Click above on the ‘Finns in the News’ to read more.

2015 is the 150-year anniversary of Jean Sibelius birth. FFCPC celebrated the event with a concert and dinner. You will find below links to materials that cover many aspects of Sibelius life, mostly in Finnish but some in English, too.

Please read the FFCPC Flyer here. Print it and distribute it to your friends and potential members.

Next Events (Details in 'Events' above):

FFCPC Announces:
Free Finnish Film on Sibelius to be shown at Norse Hall -Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

The Finnish film, “Sibelius” (2003, 120 minutes) will be shown on Nordic Reel Night Tuesday evening, March 10, starting at 7:00 p.m., at Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and there is no admission charge.

The film (with English subtitles) follows the life of Finland’s most famous composer, Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), born when Finland was a Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire.  Like many musicians and artists of the time, Sibelius was strongly influenced by the European movement called Romantic Nationalism.  Much of his music, such as “Finlandia” – originally performed under different titles to avoid Russian censorship – inspired Finns in their struggle for independence.  In the film, we watch Sibelius develop from an aspiring violin virtuoso to one of the leading composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Directions to Norse Hall:  Going East on NE Broadway from MLK, turn left (North) on NE 11th to NE Couch St. (1 block).

Complimentary snacks will be provided and beverages may be purchased.  

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.

 FFCPC would like to thank Sons of Norway Grieg Lodge for hosting the film.


The Sibelius Year 2015:

The links below give you information and material about the history and places connected to Sibelius in Finland:

Take a look into the details of the scheduled and planned interesting future events on the 'Events' page and get exited about your FFCPC!

Membership Form

2014 Annual Meeting Minutes

Message from the 2014 President

2015 Board

Greg Jacob, President
Katariina Lehtonen, Vice President

Dirk Schulbach, Treasurer
Pete Lee, Secretary
Chris Lazarus, Publicity
Elisa Boynton, Cultural Affairs
Jukka Perkiömäki, Membership Chair
Dave Alford, Director
Sami Hyvönen, Director
Haleigh See, Director
Ray Wikman, Director

Annual, Board and Special Meeting Minutes

Link to Finlandia Foundation National

    FFCPC = Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter

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