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HANCOCK, MICHIGAN

Finnish-America’s Copper Country and the Sibelius Academy Music Festival

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Program #20651RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

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Please note that changes may occur.

Hilary Virtanen

Hilary Virtanen, a folklorist working in curriculum development and public programming at Finlandia University, holds master’s degrees in folklore and Scandinavian studies, and is completing her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is fascinated by the history and folklore of Finland and how American Finns today continue to reflect this unique history and heritage. Her studies have taken her into oral history, folk music, festivals, folk art, and Finland’s national epic Kalevala.

Lauri Anderson

Lauri Anderson is a tenured professor of English at Finlandia University, and is the author of five works of prose and poetry including “Children of the Kalevala,” and “Hunting Hemingway’s Trout.” A former Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria, Lauri taught high school English, lectured at the University of the Pacfic, and served as chair of English at universities in Micronesia and Turkey. Lauri enjoys sharing his own experiences as an author of Finnish-American works.

Adrienne Hilman

Singer, songwriter and musician, Adrienne Hilman, has pursued her passion for music for more than 20 years. Her focus has been on vocals and stringed instruments, including the guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and five and ten-stringed kantele. In 2011, Adrienne recorded her debut album, “Calling Hours.” Her love of music is infectious, and she enjoys sharing tunes on the kantele — a unique Finnish instrument — during Road Scholar workshops.

Ron Stewart

Ron Stewart has been an owner and chef (sometimes both at the same time!) at a number of restaurants across the country, particularly in Michigan. Always willing to learn the cuisine of any culture, Stewart has worked in Japanese, German, and African-American restaurants, in addition to his own primary culinary focus on modern Upper Midwestern cuisine drawing from a variety of traditions, and emphasizing local food sources. As the caterer to Indiana University’s annual Finnish and Estonian Independence Day celebrations, Stewart gained a following of fans craving his hand-made cold-smoked salmon, beef tongue, and braised cabbage. Despite his love for and understanding of Nordic foods both traditional and modern, you’ll still never find him at a lutefisk dinner.

Rosann Eero Angeli

Rossann and Eero Angeli of Ironwood, Michigan will lead dancers as they learn a series of new folk dances. The Angelis have devoted extensive time and talent to furthering the enjoyment of Finnish culture in America. Rosann has wide experience in cultural events ranging from music, language, newsletter organization dance. Eero, a recent emirge to America has served on Finnish Club Board of Directors, soundboard for Finnish radio, theater and has extensive training and involvement in folkdance workshops both in Finland and Sweden. He has studied under many famous Finnish folk dance teachers.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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