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.
|Festival address||Mikaeli, Sointukatu 1, Mikkeli Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 15 162 076|
|Office||Sointukatu 1, FI-50100 Mikkeli|
Leading artists have been providing unique experiences for our audiences in the splendid cultural landscapes of Southwest Finland since 1999, with programmes ranging from familiar classics to the very latest chamber music performed in intimate manor houses and churches.
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.
This unique series of late evening concerts complements the mediaeval stonewalled ambience of Espoo Cathedral with a versatile, high standard programme throughout the summer. Leading artists of vocal, organ, chamber and orchestral music provide memorable experiences on intimate summer evenings. The Artistic Director of Organ Night and Aria is the distinguished pianist Erkki Korhonen.
This chamber music event centres on the 300 year-old wooden cruciform church in the village of Iitti, about 70 miles northeast of Helsinki. The high point of the festivities will be hauling a piano to the lookout point at Hiidenvuori for a watchnight concert. The pianist Laura Mikkola has served as Artistic Director of the festival from its very foundation.