Finland’s most cosmopolitan festival of period instruments will bring gems of early music, celebrated orchestras, highly distinguished musicians and unique concert experiences to the mediaeval church and modern chapel of St. Lawrence in Vantaa.
|Festival address||Kirkkotie 45, Vantaa Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 40 767 5935|
|Office||c/o Schmidt, Pienen Villasaaren tie 9 B 11, FI-00960 Helsinki|
Our unique urban festival will grace the splendid concert venues of the city and archipelago with music for a wide range of tastes, including major orchestral concerts, chamber music, opera, recitals, jazz, world music and concerts for the whole family. Performers will include leading names in Finnish and international classical music, invited to interpret a programme carefully compiled by internationally acclaimed conductor and cellist Klaus Mäkelä.
Master conductor Valeri Gergijev will once again bring the world-famous St. Petersburg Mariinski Theatre Orchestra and soloists to Mikkeli next summer. Initially organised as an intimate chamber music celebration in 1992, our festival has grown into one of the leading classical music events of the Finnish cultural summer.
Powerful experiences, brilliant artists, a splendid setting and a continually evolving topical perspective on the diverse world of church music! Besides more traditional music events, Lohtaja Church Music Festival will provide pop-up concerts, community singing and other social occasions.