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Another Finntastic Week in Hancock in celebration of Kalevala Day (Feb 28th)

26 Feb - Kaivama in concert at the Orpheum: Join us on Tuesday for a special night of historic Finnish music from musical archeologist Kaivama! Special night and time (doors at 7, music around 7:30)! this one is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

27 Feb - History of Suomi College/Finlandia University - A slideshow and lecture presenting a brief history of Suomi College and Finlandia University will take place Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at 6:00 pm, at the Finnish American Heritage Center. The program , titled "Picturing the Past, Finlandia University, 1896 to 2013," will be presented by Karen S. Johnson, Finlandia University's executive director of communicaitons and marketing.

28 Feb - Sibelius and Finland's Awakening - a presentation by Glenda Dawn Goss, Finlandia Foundation Lecturer of the Year, hosted by the Finnish Them Committee-the Copper Country Chapter of Finlandia Foundation and the Finnish American Heritage Center, at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Goss, professor of musicology at the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki, Finland, will base her talk on over two decades of research. The lectures are free and open to the public, followed by a coffee social.
Finland experienced an unprecedented Golden Age of music and art late in the 19th centry. Among the crowning achievements of this age were the compositions of Jean Sibelius. But as the Finns enjoyed this flourishing of the arts, a "political awakening" also surfaced during this time when Finland was an autonomous Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire. Goss began her research on this dual topic in 1989 in Finland, where she has live since 1998. Her most recent publication is a major biography of Jean Sibelius: "Sibelius: A Composer's Life and the Awakening of Finland" (2009)