Intimate manor houses and fabulous churches are the heart of this festival, which benefits greatly from the distinctive performance venues of the region. Our versatile programme brings festival events to five districts in the heart of Savonia, with chamber music gems, special events for children and light music concerts.
This internationally acclaimed festival will bring together friends of Sibelius’ music from across the globe September 2021, as the Lahti Symphony Orchestra once again invites followers of Finland’s national composer to a wonderful celebration in the acoustically splendid setting of Sibelius Hall. The Artistic Director of the festival is the distinguished Chief Conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Dalia Stasevska.
A week of top-class concerts with leading Finnish and international performing artists at several concert venues in unique and scenic surroundings. Our chamber music entertains audiences at churches, chapels, village halls and other interesting venues in the district, with larger symphony orchestras also visiting in interim years. Artistic Director Anna Aminoff was also a founder of this festival in 2006.
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 Elina Vähälä.