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2011 Sibelius Academy Music Festival is September 18-24 in U.P., Chicago

Annika Lumi
Marja Plink Johanna-Adele Jussi of Blink Emilia Amper of Blink

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Link here for more information about the 13th annual Sibelius Academy Music Festival.

HANCOCK, MI - The 13th annual Finlandia University Sibelius Academy Music Festival will take place September 18 to 24, 2011, in metropolitan Chicago and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

A contemporary Nordic folk ensemble and a classical piano/voice duo are featured this year. The six musicians are from Finland, Estonia, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. All of them are pursuing master's-level degrees at the prestigious Sibelius Music Academy of Helsinki, Finland.

"Blink" is the contemporary Nordic folk ensemble. The four musicians are vocalists Danish-Norwegian Jullie Hjetland Jensen and Lotta Hagfors from Finland, Estonian fiddler Johanna-Adele Jüssi, and Emilia Amper of Sweden on nyckelharpa.

The vocal-piano duo is Annika Lumi, soprano, and Maarja Plink, pianist, both from Finland, performing festive and solemn Nordic classical music and spiritual music.

Concert tickets may be purchased at North Wind Books, 437 Quincy St., Hancock, on-line at http://finlandia-university.ticketleap.com, or at the door prior to each performance.

For additional information about the 13th annual Sibelius Academy Music Festival, please call 906-487-7512 or visit www.finlandia.edu/sibelius-fest.

Please see the following page for the complete schedule of events.

For the most accomplished student-musicians in Finland and around the world the Sibelius Academy is the destination for the best and brightest. The prestigious Sibelius Academy, founded in 1882 and named for Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, is one of the largest and best regarded music academies in Europe. Visit the Sibelius Academy website at http://www.siba.fi/en/.

 Finlandia University is a learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service. Founded in 1896 as Suomi College, Finlandia is the only private, not-for-profit institution of higher education in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is one of 24 colleges affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Finlandia offers 2- and 4-year degrees in disciplines of liberal studies, health sciences, business, and fine art and design. Finlandia Athletics is a member of NCAA Division III. Visit the university's website at www.finlandia.edu.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - 13th Annual Finlandia University Sibelius Festival Music Festival

Sunday, September 18, 2:30 p.m.

Estonian House of Chicago

14700 Estonian Ln., Riverwoods, Illinois

Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors.

The Estonian House will serve dinner prior to the concert at 1:00 p.m. Dinner tickets are $10.00 and can be reserved by e-mailing oforsman@yahoo.com. For more information, call (847) 537-8016

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 p.m.

Contemporary Nordic folk ensemble "Blink"

Finlandia University Auditorium in the Historic Middle School

417 Quincy St., Hancock, Mich.

Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Students

Wednesday, September 21, 1:00 p.m.

Negaunee High School Auditorium

500 W. Arch St., Negaunee, Mich.

A special concert for area students.

Open to the public. Tickets: $5

 Thursday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.

Classical piano/voice duo Annika Lumi and Maarja Plink

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

1000 W. Quincy St., Hancock, Mich.

Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Students

Friday, September 23, 9:00 a.m.

Nordic folk ensemble and Classical duo

Calumet Theatre

340 Sixth St., Calumet, Mich.

(906) 337-2610/www.calumettheatre.com

A special concert for area students.

Open to the public. Tickets $5

Saturday, September 24, 7:00 p.m.

Nordic folk ensemble and Classical duo

Calumet Theatre

340 Sixth St., Calumet, Michigan

(906) 337-2610/www.calumettheatre.com

Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Students

Concert tickets may be purchased at North Wind Books, Hancock, on-line at http://finlandia-university.ticketleap.com, or at the door prior to each performance. For additional information about the 13th annual Sibelius Academy Music Festival, please call 906-487-7512 or visit www.finlandia.edu/sibelius-fest.