The unique historical milieu of the old parish church of St Lawrence provides the heart of this superb musical experience, which gives pride of place to baroque music and period instruments while also accommodating musical works from other eras. Leading artists will place special emphasis on works not previously heard in Finland.
|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|
The programmed events of this warm celebration tastefully combine a wide range of musical experiences in various genres that draw strength from unique concert venues in the rural milieu of Harjavalta and Kokemäki. Pride of place goes to chamber and wind instrument music, complemented by high standard light music and children’s concerts.
A week of top class concerts with international performing artists at several concert venues in unique surroundings. Our chamber music will enthral audiences at the churches and chapels of the district, and will also entertain people on a cruise ship, in village halls and manor houses, and in an old stable building. Larger symphony orchestras are also guests of the festival in interim years. Artistic Director Anna Aminoff was also a founder of this festival in 2006.
This city festival will provide music for a wide variety of tastes in splendid concert halls and archipelago venues under the capable guidance of Artistic Director Ville Matvejeff. The programme will include major orchestral concerts, chamber music, opera, recitals, jazz, world music and concerts for the whole family. Performers will be leading Finnish and international artists.
This annual specialised event provides numerous opportunities to hear Finnish and international organists, orchestras and choirs, with the organ serving as an instrument of several musical genres over the festival week. Since its very inception in 1973 Lahti Organ Festival has also featured films, circus, dance and various experimental art forms in the organ music programme.