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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.
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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.
Hidden in the scenic Copper Country of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a flourishing Finnish-American community. Immerse yourself in the Finnish-American influence of the area through hands-on workshops, presentations and demonstrations. Visit an authentic Finnish homestead, a copper mine, and the beautiful Porcupine Mountains. Enjoy classical and contemporary performances by student musicians from the world-renowned Sibelius Music Academy of Helsinki, Finland.


Highlights

• Meet the Sibelius musicians, discuss their music and attend the finale concert of the Sibelius Academy Music Festival.
• Pluck a tune on the kantele, feast on delectable Finnish dishes, and learn some basic folk dance steps.
• Enjoy the scenic views and waterfalls of the Porcupine Mountains--one of the Upper Peninsula's crown jewels.

Program Notes

Performances are by students from the Sibelius Academy, but may not include compositions by Jean Sibelius.

Activity Notes

Walking a few blocks; negotiating uneven, sloping terrain. Many stairs on campus and during field trip activities.

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

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