Fine music and splendid natural surroundings combine to provide an unforgettable experience in Enontekiö and the North Calotte region. With concerts held in wilderness huts or churches, these performances are always truly intimate occasions for the audience. The events of this northernmost celebration of sacred and classical music in the European Union are mainly arranged during Easter week, but we also enrich the cultural life of the region with concerts at other times of year.
The finest mediaeval, renaissance and baroque compositions resound through the venerable cultural landscapes of Lake Rautavesi every year at the turn of July and August, with the mediaeval stone churches and leading cultural sites of Sastamala serving as charming concert venues. Our thematic five-year programme for 2018 – 2023 will transport audiences to a series of cities served by waterways that have linked them to the wider world and turned them into flourishing centres of culture. The theme city in 2019 will be Paris, the city of love.
An intimate, youthful celebration in the childhood stamping ground of Finland’s national composer Jean Sibelius, with concerts in various districts of Loviisa, just an hour’s drive from Helsinki to the East. With short distances between performance venues, a warm concert mood is guaranteed to pervade these idyllic surroundings.
Come and enjoy leading artists performing at incomparable concert venues in a genuine rural setting. Concerts are arranged in splendid locations, such as the wooden church at Luhanka, the mediaeval church at Sysmä, and large manor houses in the region. The Artistic Director of the festival is the distinguished conductor Esa Heikkilä.
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.