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Sibelius Festival is September 22 to 25

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September 18, 2009

HANCOCK, MI - The 11 th annual Finlandia University Sibelius Academy Music Festival takes place in Hancock, Ishpeming, and Calumet September 22, 23, and 25.

On Tuesday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., a folk and jazz music workshop takes place at the Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock. Sibelius Academy musicians will conduct the workshop. The musicians play guitar, piano, accordion, stand up bass, and drums. The cost is $25 per person. Lunch will be served.

On Tuesday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m., Duo Luomala & Salminen, will perform a folk music concert at the Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock. The folk musicians are Anssi Salminen, guitar, and Markus Luomala, accordion. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID. Finlandia University students and children age 10 and under are free.

On Wednesday, September 23, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., the seven Sibelius Academy musicians will perform a folk, jazz, and classical community concert at the W. C. Peterson Auditorium, Ishpeming, Mich. High school students and high school teachers attend free. Tickets are $5.00 for adults. The concert is open to the public.

On Friday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., The Tuomas Juhani Turunen Trio, a jazz combo, will perform a concert with special guests Duo Raisanen & Parko and Duo Luomala & Salminen at the Calumet Theatre, Calumet. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID. Finlandia University students and children age 10 and under are free.

Concert tickets may be purchased at the door prior to each event, or in advance at North Wind Books, Hancock, or on-line at http://finlandia-university.ticketleap.com.

Tickets for the Calumet Theatre concert must be purchased through the theatre: call 906-337-2610 or visit www.calumettheatre.com.

For additional information, please call 906-487-7348.