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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

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):

Midsummer Festival at Oaks Park on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 This year's Midsummer Festival will feature the Finns Olli Hirvonen, FFN Performer of the Year, and Saku Mattila. Read more about their music in the Midsummer News. The Midsummer Flyer tells more about the festival programs.

 FFCPC's "Helsinki Cafe" will serve Polish dogs, potato salad, salmon on rye, pop, coffee and ice cream.

 Members who wish to help us make this event a success again, please volunteer in our booth. Call or e-mail Greg Jacob (503-681-8397;

 Oaks Park address is 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202.

Please note that Astoria's Scandinavian Festival will be held the following week, June 19-21.

New 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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