This internationally acclaimed festival will bring together friends of Sibelius’ music from across the globe for the 20th time in September 2019, 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, Dima Slobodeniouk.
|Festival address||Sibeliustalo/Sibelius Hall, Lahti Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 3 814 4460|
|Office||Sibeliustalo/Sibelius Hall, Ankkurikatu 7, FI-15140 Lahti|
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.
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 distinguished Artistic Directors of the festival are the clarinettist Christoffer Sundqvist and the composer Sebastian Fagerlund.
Invigorating chamber music, philosophical debate and intellectual enquiry come together at this fascinating festival, with memorable performances in an idyllic garden city milieu just a short drive from Helsinki.
This unique event provides an opportunity to hear new and early chamber music at atmospheric concert venues set amidst the splendid scenery of the Ostrobothnian coast. The accomplished Swedish violinist Cecilia Zilliacus has served as our Artistic Director since 2018. The festival theme in 2019 will be Sic Vita!