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October 17, 2017: Sibelius Inspiration Concert by cellist Jussi Makkonen and pianist Nazig Azezian
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR 97223
“Sibelius drew inspiration from the heroic tales of the national epic poem, Kalevala, and from Finland’s beautiful landscapes – especially the forests and lakes of Karelia,” explained Azezian. “Our aim is for the music, videos and stories to transport the audience to a far-away world of beauty, myth and romance.”
The Sibelius Inspiration live concert will also include narration and videos of the musicians performing in costumes and scenes depicting the places that inspired Sibelius. The videos were filmed in Karelia, in Eastern Finland.
Links to Jussi and Nazig’s music:
Events (Details in Events page):
September 24th (Sunday): Ruusamari Teppo Concert Ruusamari Teppo is the great great granddaughter of Jean Sibelius. She will be giving an intimate concert as a fundraiser for the Portland Chamber Orchestra in a private SW Portland home. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased at http://portlandchamberorchestra.org/
October 17 (Tuesday) 7:30pm: Sibelius Inspiration Concert by Jussi Makkonen and Nazig Azezian,
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, two Finnish musicians, cellist Jussi Makkonen and pianist Nazig Azezian, will perform an all-Sibelius concert, Sibelius Inspiration.
Tickets are available at https://www.scanheritage.org/upcoming-events and at the door. Co-sponsored by FFCPC, Finlandia Foundation National, Nordic Northwest, and Suomi-Seura/Finland Society. Ticket price: $17 for members of the sponsoring organizations, $22 for non-members.
November 3, 2017, 7:30pm: Lecture - Gustaf Nordensköld: Swedish-Finnish Explorer of trhe Desert,
by Judith Reynolds, on Friday, November 3rd, 7:30pm, at:
Room 171, Cramer Hall, Portland State University
1721 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon, 97201
December 2-3, 2017: Finland-100 Events at Nordic NW's ScanFair
Portland Veteran's Memorial Coliseum,
300 N Winning Way, Portland, OR
Finland-100 Events at Nordic NW's ScanFair, including 100 singers singing Maamme and other Finnish songs, Joulupukki/Santa Claus photo booth, and Finnish food booth. ScanFair tickets available at the door. At the Portland Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum, 300 N Winning Way, Portland, Oregon.
December 9, 2017: Finland-100 Grand Finale -- Gala Independence Dinner Celebration:
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Catered by Broder Söder. Ticket information coming soon. Sponsored by FFCPC, Finlandia Foundation National, and other local Finnish and Nordic organizations. If you would like to be a Gala sponsor and/or receive ticket reservation info, send an email to:email@example.com
More details of the scheduled and planned future events are shown on the 'Events' page. Join us and volunteer to help us keep our FFCPC going strong!
2017 Annual Meeting Minutes
Pirjo Kujansuu Schulbach,
Chris Lazarus, Publicity
Pete Lee, Director
Minna Lindholm, Director
Elizabeth Newton, Director
Jukka Perkiömäki, Director
Päivi Panttila Vargas, Director
Ray Wikman, Director
Annual, Board and Special Meeting Minutes
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