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 six districts in the heart of Savonia, with chamber music gems, special events for children and light music concerts.
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.
Splendid musicianship is the hallmark of this unique festival, with international artists performing in a wide range of concerts. Professional musicians, students and hobbyists are all welcome to enrol on our courses, and the opportunity to follow the preliminary and final rounds of an international soloist competition should not be missed. Lieksa is a small town in North Karelia close to the Eastern border of the European Union, with enchanting natural landscapes and a wealth of leisure time opportunities accompanying the festival. This is the largest art music event of any kind in the region, and also the largest brass music festival in the Nordic countries.
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.
Held at the beginning of June, this high standard chamber music event delights the public with leading Finnish and international musicians and the stars of the future appearing as soloists and in ensembles of all sizes. The music reaches every corner of the town, providing memorable experiences for listeners of all ages. Admission to about half of the concerts is free of charge.