BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//FinnSource - ECPv4.6.13//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:FinnSource X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for FinnSource BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20180420T080000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20180715T170000 DTSTAMP:20180718T182318 CREATED:20180429T135119Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180429T135119Z SUMMARY:The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson -Exhibit DESCRIPTION:Finnish sculptor Kim Simonsson’s quirky world of moss people at ASI \nAmerican Swedish Institute displays a collection of “moss-covered” figures of children and animals set in a fantastical world of Finnish forests that reference imagery from Nordic fairy tales. The special technique of green nylon fiber on ceramics produces these eerie collections of moss people to be displayed in the Osher Gallery and throughout the mansion. All of Simonsson’s sculptures were created in his studio in Fiskars Village\, west of Helsinki. First Look Opening\, April 20.  For more info \n URL: LOCATION:2600 Park Avenue\, Minneapolis\, MN\, 55407\, United States END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20180713T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20180715T120000 DTSTAMP:20180718T182318 CREATED:20180429T141807Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180429T141807Z SUMMARY:Finnish treble choir retreat in Minneapolis DESCRIPTION:This choir retreat is intended for singers interested in Finnish music\, language\, and culture with some previous choral experience. During the retreat we will work on treble music (SSAA) written by female composers and arrangers from Finland\, exploring many genres from folk music to Western art song.  You will learn healthy vocal technique and the retreat also includes sessions of Soma-yoga* and movement to connect our voices with our bodies and mind. \nAll music will be in Finnish\, but teaching language will be English. All music\, lyrics and mp3s of Finnish pronunciation will be available online beforehand for home-study. The retreat will be held at Christ Church Lutheran in Minneapolis\, a church designed by famous Finnish architect Eero Saarinen\, and included in the National Register of Historic Places in the US. The retreat culminates this group singing at worship service at Christ Church on Sunday at 10am. Service is open to all. \nInstructors:  Riikka Pietiläinen-Caffrey and Eeva Savolainen; Karen Ba (Soma-yoga) \nDr. Riikka Pietiläinen-Caffrey is a visiting assistant professor of choral music at Whitman College.  Riikka holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the City College of City University of New York as well as Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Colorado.   Riikka is an active conductor and vocal coach and is frequently invited as a soloist\, adjudicator\, and guest clinician for schools and choral ensembles\, both in Europe and within the United States.  In the fall of 2013 she taught choirs and western classical voice at the American University of Beirut\, Lebanon. Her choirs at Whitman have received enthusiastic reviews on their beautiful choral tone and engaging performances.  In the Fall of 2016\, the Whitman Chamber Singers contributed via video recording to Zodiak Dance Theater’s live production of Michaela- The Queen of Everything in Helsinki. Riikka’s choirs have future engagements scheduled in Europe and in the US for 2018 and 2019\, collaborating with the acclaimed Finnish choreographer Laura Pietiläinen.  Riikka’s research interests include vocal pedagogy\, mindfulness in choirs\, and the mirror neuron system. Her article “Monkey See\, Monkey Do – The Choral Conductor and the Mirror Neuron System” was published in the Unites States in The Choral Journal as well as in the Australian National Choral Association’s national publication\, Sing Out! \nEeva Savolainen\, is a soprano having sung with The Dale Warland Singers\, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorus and Bach Society.  She’s also performed as a soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra\, Oratorio Society\, and toured as recitalist in USA and Canada. Most recently Eeva founded the Suomi Finland 100 Chorus to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Independence of Finland. The choir performed to the President of Finland during the FinnFest 2017 and collaborated with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra\, MN\, in Sibelius program in October 2017. Eeva is the founder of the Saana Ensemble which toured in USA and Canada over a decade and recorded two cd’s. She coordinated the the FinnFest USA 2012 in Tucson. She’s been the Operations Manager of The Singers\, a professional chamber choir based in Minneapolis\, since 2011 and conducts a church choir in East Bethel. When not working\, Eeva likes to weave and spend time with Oreo the Cat and Lewis the Dog. \n*Soma-yoga combines somatics and yoga into a gentle practice for your body of today\, bringing your mind into deeper connection with your muscles\, inspiring curiosity\, and tuning up your everyday movements. \nWHAT: A Finnish Treble Choir Retreat \nWHEN: Friday\, July 13 6 pm – Sunday\, July 15 noon \nWHERE: Christ Church Lutheran\, 3244 34th Avenue South\,  Minneapolis\, MN 55406 \nCOST: $85 including sheet music\, yoga session and lunch on Saturday \nSchedule: \n\nFriday\, July 13 6 pm – 8.30 pm: Welcome\, warm-up and repertoire rehearsal\nSaturday\, July 14 9 am – 6 pm: Warm-up\, sectionals\, movement/yoga-session\, repertoire rehearsal\nSunday\, July 15 8.30 am – noon: Warm-up\, repertoire rehearsal\, sing at worship service\, closing\n\nREGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 31 \, 2018. Limited availability\, so register early! \nHOW TO REGISTER: \n1. Click this link\, print and fill out the form. \n2. Mail the form along with the check for $85 to the address below. Make checks payable to Finlandia Foundation Twin Cities Chapter and write KUOROLEIRI on memo line. \nMail your check to Finlandia Foundation Twin Cities Chapter c/o Betsey Norgard\, 23035 County Road 70\, Bovey\, MN 55709 by May 31\, 2018. \nYou’ll receive a confirmation email by May 31. No refunds after June 15. \nMore info: email to: (the link is not active due spam-replace ‘at’ with @) \n URL: LOCATION: 3244 34th Ave S\, Minneapolis\, MN\, 55406\, United States CATEGORIES:Education,Music END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20180722T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20180722T170000 DTSTAMP:20180718T182318 CREATED:20180707T094533Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180707T151228Z SUMMARY:Kuopio Sister City Day DESCRIPTION:\n\n\n\n\nKuopio\, Finland\, is the sister city of Minneapolis\nCome experience this fun family event! We have celebrated the Sister Cities Kuopio connection for several years. Our Kuopio table features an interactive map of Finland\, a quiz\, coloring the history of Finland … Hosts will answer any of your questions.\n\nSISTER CITIES DAY\n\n\nCome be part of our annual event where we celebrate over 40 years of being part of the Sister Cities program. \n\n\n\nJoin us as we celebrate all 12 of the Minneapolis Sister Cities with a FREE Ice Cream Social & gathering on Nicollet Island Pavilion\, Minneapolis. This family event features multi-cultural entertainment\, children activities\, ice cream and refreshments. The event highlights all of Minneapolis’ International Sister Cities\, with a special spotlight this year on the 10th anniversary of our Sister City with Cuernavaca\, Mexico! \n\n\nSunday\, July 22nd\, 2018\n1 – 5 p.m.\nNicollet Island Pavilion\n40 Power Street\, Minneapolis\nFREE and open to the public \n\n\nMinneapolis Sister Cities Day Official Program\n1:00 \nWelcome remarks: Bill Deef\, SVP Public Affairs – Meet Minneapolis\nAnnouncer for the program: Michael Hernandez\, Director of Visitor Services – Meet Minneapolis\n\n1:05\nSpeaker: Teresa Olson\, Honorary Consul of Chile in Minnesota\nMinneapolis – Santiago\, Chile Sister Cities \n1:10 \nIraqi American Reconciliation Project\nMinneapolis – Najaf\, Iraq Sister Cities\nSpeaker: Jessica Belt \n1:15-1:35       \nSongs of Hope – a performing arts summer camp representing countries from around the world\n\n1:40 \nMinneapolis Ibaraki City Sister City Association\nSpeaker: Karl Reinhard \n1:40-2:00     \nJapanese Dancers from Ibaraki City\, Japan \n2:00   \nRemarks from elected officials\nMelvin Tennant\, President & CEO – Meet Minneapolis\nRecognition of the 10th Anniversary of Minneapolis and Cuernavaca\, Mexico Sister City Relationship\nSpeaker: Columba Reyes\, Chair – Minneapolis Cuernavaca Sister City Association \n2:15-2:35   \nBallet Folklorico Mexico Lindo \n2:40   \nSpeaker: Ralph Beha\, Chair – US China Peoples Friendship Association – MN Chapter\nMinneapolis – Harbin\, China Sister Cities \n2:45-3:15 \nHongde Choy Li Fut Lion Dancers \nHongde Choy Li Fut Kung Fu Students \n3:15     \nSpeaker: Degha Shabbeleh – Minnesota Friends of Bosaso\nMinneapolis – Bosaso\, Somalia Sister Cities3:15-3:35   \nSomali Museum Dance Troupe \n3:40\nSpeaker: Coventry Cowens\, International Leadership Institute\nMinneapolis – Eldoret\, Kenya Sister Cities \n3:45 \nSpeaker: Representative of Minneapolis Kuopio Partnership\nMinneapolis – Kuopio\, Finland Sister Cities \n3:50      \nSpeaker:  Gail Beske\, President – Minneapolis Tours Sister Cities\nMinneapolis – Tours\, France Sister Cities \n3:55    \nSpeakers: Katie Fournier and Miranda Striegel\, Co-Chairs – Minneapolis Uppsala Friendship Committee\nMinneapolis – Uppsala\, Sweden Sister Cities \n4:00-4:20  \nTwin Cities Swedish Folk Dancers\n\n4:30    \nEnso Daiko – Taiko Drumming Group (TENT) \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n  \n\n\n  \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n URL: LOCATION:40 Power St\, Minneapolis\, MN\, 55401\, United States END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR