This splendid festival focuses on song music performed at local venues, together with courses for singers and musicians, and the Kangasniemi singing competition. The Artistic Director of the festival is the distinguished conductor Mikko Franck.
|Festival address||Kangasniemi Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 15 780 1265|
|Office||Otto Mannisen tie 2, FI-51200 Kangasniemi|
This unique festival of evening concerts delivers a broad range of classical music events on Thursday evenings throughout the summer in the mediaeval stone church of Espoo. A historic milieu along the Espoonjoki River and late summer evenings foster a splendid ambience for high standard concerts featuring leading Finnish and international artists. The opera singer Tuomas Katajala is serving as Artistic Director of the festival in 2022.
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.
Celebrating our 42nd season in this, the sunniest of Finland’s seaside towns, with the finest musical events at Naantali’s splendid mediaeval abbey, in idyllic archipelago churches and at other scenic locations. A host of top Finnish and international artists will once again help us to focus on chamber music from various perspectives.
RUSK festival combines superior chamber music with various artistic disciplines in a melting pot where creativity can flow in exotic contexts, even during a darker and chillier time of year. The festival was founded in 2013 by clarinettist Christoffer Sundqvist and composer Sebastian Fagerlund. The prominent conductor Anna-Maria Helsing has served as Artistic Director of the RUSK festival since 2020.