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.
|Festival address||Sysmä Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 44 713 4539|
|Office||Valittulantie 5, FI-19700 Sysmä|
The finest mediaeval, renaissance and baroque compositions in the venerable cultural landscapes of Lake Rautavesi with leading Finnish and international early music artists. The concerts will take place in the mediaeval stone churches of Sastamala. An international master class and free admission events will complement the concert series.
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.
Summer Sounds will offer unique and broad-minded concert experiences from various eras to audiences of all ages. The Avanti! Chamber Orchestra will be joined by leading soloists and worldclass conductors.
The programmed events of this warm celebration tastefully combine a wide range of musical experiences in various genres that draw strength from unique concert venues in the rural milieu of Harjavalta and Kokemäki. Pride of place goes to chamber and wind instrument music, complemented by high standard light music and children’s concerts.