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|
The unique historical milieu of the old parish church of St Lawrence provides the heart of this superb musical experience, which gives pride of place to baroque music and period instruments while also accommodating musical works from other eras. Leading artists will place special emphasis on works not previously heard in Finland.
This annual specialised event provides numerous opportunities to hear Finnish and international organists, orchestras and choirs, with the organ serving as an instrument of several musical genres over the festival week. Since its very inception in 1973 Lahti Organ Festival has also featured films, circus, dance and various experimental art forms in the organ music programme.
Intimate manor houses and churches provide a unique ambience for the concerts of this delightful summer celebration. The versatile programme will include gems of chamber music, special events for children, and rock concerts arranged in local industrial halls. The festival will also host the Finnish national championships in operatic karaoke singing.