Celebrating our 40th 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. The festival programme will include park concerts, an evening concert and the highly popular Naantali Children’s Music Festival, with the Winter Concert Series providing an early start on 9-10 March.
|Festival address||Naantali Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 2 434 5363|
|Office||PL 46, FI-21101 Naantali|
The main programme of Oulainen Music Week is a classical music concert series, which is supplemented by supporting events with leading names in jazz, folk, children’s music and entertainment.
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.
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.
Leading chamber musicians will transfix the town of Kuhmo in Eastern Finland this July. A skilfully designed festival programme, inimitable concerts, beautiful surroundings and sunlit nights will open the senses to new and sublime delights. We shall celebrate our golden jubilee season in summer 2019.