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|
Held at the beginning of June, this high standard chamber music event delights the public with leading Finnish and international musicians and the stars of the future appearing as soloists and in ensembles of all sizes. The music reaches every corner of the town, providing memorable experiences for listeners of all ages. Admission to about half of the concerts is free of charge.
The seaside resort of Hanko at the southernmost point of Finland provides a unique setting for a splendid musical celebration, with a concert series featuring international stars and rapidly rising young talents. The HMF Fringe series of free admission events will bring the music out of concert halls, while the Hanko Music Course inspires children and young people in their music studies.
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.