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The 16th Annual Sibelius Academy Music Festival

Sibelius Fest 2013

September 21-26, 2014, in Chicago, Hancock, and Calumet

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The 16th annual Sibelius Academy Music Festival will be presented by Finlandia University from September 21 to September 26, 2014, in Chicago, Hancock, and Calumet.

This year's festival musicians will feature classical pianist, Kristina Annamukhamedova, whose repertoire will feature the works of Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Sibelius, and a female a cappella vocal group, Ensemble Norma, whose music straddles folk, pop and jazz.

The festival's western Upper Peninsula series of concerts and events begins on Tuesday, September 23  at 10:30 a.m., Norma Ensemble will perform at The Bluffs in Houghton. A free Meet the Musicians event will be presented at 7:00 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock. The musicians will discuss their lives as musicians, and present informal performances.

A special classical piano concert will also be scheduled at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock, on September 24 at 2:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, September 24 a folk dance, led by professional folk dancing instructors,  will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center. The dance will feature live music from area musicians. Admission is $10.00; Finlandia students attend free.

The grand finale festival concert is on Friday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Calumet Theatre, Calumet, Mich., with all musicians giving full-length performances.  Tickets are $15.00; $5 for students; Finlandia students attend free.

For additional details and ticket information, call 906-487-7250 or visit


Sunday, September 21, 2:30 p.m. -- Concert: Estonian House of Chicago

Tuesday, September 23, 10:30 a.m. --Free event: Ensemble Norma at The Bluffs in Houghton.

Tuesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m. -- Free event: "Meet the Musicians,"  Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock

Wednesday, September 24, 2:00 p.m.-- Free event: Classical Piano Concert at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock

Wednesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. -- Folk dance: Live music from area musicians. Some dances led by professional instructors. Finnish American Heritage Center; tickets are $10.

Friday, September 26, 7:30 p.m. -- All Musicians: Grand finale concert, Calumet Theatre, Calumet; tickets are $15 / $5 for students / Finlandia students attend free