Vantaa Pitkakoski in the fall
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The fall is definitely on in Finland again. The picture looks upstream into Vantaa river on the bridge across Vantaankoski on a cool, dry fall day. Some leaves have already fallen and the others are showing fall colors.

Two FFCPC Board members are also Trustees on Finlandia Foundation National Board. Dirk Schulbach has served as the Treasurer since 2014 and Katariina Lehtonen was elected in 2015. We are well represented!

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):

The Finnish film Grump (Mielensäpahoittaja) on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. at Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

·         FFCPC will cosponsor the film with Nordic Northwest (formerly Scandinavian Heritage Foundation) at the Nordic Film Festival

·         A reception will be at 7:30 p.m. in the room next to the theater, the showing of the film at 8:30 p.m. at Whitsell Auditorium

·         The Portland Art Museum street address is 1219 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205

·         Ticket price is $25.00

·         Please sign up through Eventbrite or call the Nordia House at 503-977-0275.


Sibelius CD and Sibelius Children’s Book

Jussi Makkonen has produced a new CD, 'Sibelius 150', and its official release was celebrated on January 18, 2015 at Järvenpää-talo in Järvenpää, Finland.  At the same concert a new, beautifully illustrated and written Sibelius book for children called 'Soiva Metsä/ Melody Forest' (translated in Swedish and English) was released.  The book is accompanied with a CD of Sibelius music recorded by Jussi Makkonen and pianist Nazig Azezian,  The new CD and the book will also be available at the time of their March concerts in the US.

You can now order the Sibelius book for children through FFCPC,

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

2015 Annual Meeting Minutes

2015 Board

Greg Jacob, President
Katariina Lehtonen, Vice President

Dirk Schulbach, Treasurer
Pete Lee, Secretary
Chris Lazarus, Publicity
Dave Alford, Director
Sami Hyvönen, Director
Jukka Perkiömäki, Director
Haleigh See, Director
Ray Wikman, Director

Membership Chair

Pirjo Kujansuu Schulbach,

Annual, Board and Special Meeting Minutes

Link to Finlandia Foundation National

    FFCPC = Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter

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