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|
This chamber music event centres on the 300 year-old wooden cruciform church in the village of Iitti, about 70 miles northeast of Helsinki. The high point of the festivities will be hauling a piano to the lookout point at Hiidenvuori for a watchnight concert. The pianist Laura Mikkola has served as Artistic Director of the festival from its very foundation.
This unique celebration is dedicated to woodwind music, with a programme that will delight lovers of old and new music alike. In addition to chamber and orchestral concerts, there will also be jazz, folk and children’s music, together with master classes taken by leading professional musicians.
The finest mediaeval, renaissance and baroque compositions resound through the venerable cultural landscapes of Lake Rautavesi every year at the turn of July and August, with the mediaeval stone churches and leading cultural sites of Sastamala serving as charming concert venues. Our thematic five-year programme for 2018 – 2023 will transport audiences to a series of cities served by waterways that have linked them to the wider world and turned them into flourishing centres of culture. The theme city in 2019 will be Paris, the city of love.
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.