Intimate manor houses and fabulous churches are the heart of this festival, which benefits greatly from the distinctive performance venues of the region. Our versatile programme brings festival events to five districts in the heart of Savonia, with chamber music gems, special events for children and light music concerts.
Our unique urban festival will grace the splendid concert venues of the city and archipelago with music for a wide range of tastes, including major orchestral concerts, chamber music, opera, recitals, jazz, world music and concerts for the whole family. Performers will include leading names in Finnish and international classical music, invited to interpret a programme carefully compiled by internationally acclaimed conductor and cellist Klaus Mäkelä.
The most beautiful melodies of the mediaeval, renaissance and baroque periods interpreted by leading musicians amidst the age-old cultural landscapes of Rautavesi! The mediaeval stone churches and leading cultural sites of Sastamala serve as charming concert venues. Our thematic five-year programme for 2018 – 2023 transports 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 of our silver jubilee festival will be Enchanting Bruges, celebrating the musical accomplishments of this famous Flemish city.
Providing organ music experiences since 1973, this annual specialised event provides numerous opportunities to hear Finnish and international organists, orchestras and choirs. The organ serves as an instrument of several musical genres over the festival week, which also incorporates films, opera, dance and various experimental art forms into the organ music programme.