This internationally acclaimed festival will bring together friends of Sibelius’ music from across the globe, as the Lahti Symphony Orchestra once again invites all friends of Finland’s national composer to spend a wonderful long weekend in the acoustically splendid setting of Sibelius Hall. Our Chief Conductor Dima Slobodeniouk will serve as Artistic Director of the 2018 festival.
|Festival address||Sibeliustalo/Sibelius Hall, Lahti Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 3 814 4460|
|Office||Sibeliustalo/Sibelius Hall, Ankkurikatu 7, FI-15140 Lahti|
Powerful experiences, brilliant Finnish and international artists, a splendid setting and a continually evolving topical perspective on the diverse world of church music! Besides more traditional music events, Lohtaja Church Music Festival will provide pop-up concerts, community singing and other social occasions.
The maritime ambience of Inkoo and its mediaeval church will breathe new life into familiar and less well-known works of chamber music. The highlights of this annual celebration are international guest stars, a concert for children, a concert at the Wallhalla Theatre in Barösund, and the Jazz in the Square free concert. The Artistic Director of Music by the Sea is the violinist Nonna Knuuttila.
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.
Come and enjoy leading artists performing at incomparable concert venues in a genuine rural setting. Concerts are arranged in splendid locations, such as the wooden church at Luhanka, the mediaeval church at Sysmä, and large manor houses in the region. The Artistic Director of the festival is the distinguished conductor Esa Heikkilä.