Music on the waterfront 3
This West Coast route brings an experience of picturesque old wooden towns leading up to Turku, the grandfather of them all, on a long trek through both modern and long-revered milieus to a swift tempo of concerts and other attractions. The Old Rauma and Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Sites are also highlights of the journey.
Crusell Week in Uusikaupunki is a unique festival event dedicated to woodwind music.
The August candlelight concert in Turku Cathedral is the author’s personal all-time favourite.
1. Crusell Music Festival, Uusikaupunki Festival on map | Read more24 July 2021 - 31 July 2021
This unique celebration is dedicated to woodwind music, with a programme that will delight lovers of old and new music alike. In addition to chamber and orchestral concerts, there will also be jazz, folk and children’s music, together with master classes taken by leading professional musicians.
2. Rauma Festivo Music Festival Festival on map | Read more4 August 2020 - 8 August 2020
The Old Town in Rauma provides unique concert venues for this August celebration. Our programme of chamber music is a refreshing combination of familiar classics and lesser-known gems reflecting an annually changing theme.
3. Korsholm Music Festival, Korsholm/Vaasa Festival on map | Read more29 July 2020 - 5 August 2020
This unique event provides an opportunity to hear new and early chamber music at atmospheric concert venues set amidst the splendid scenery of the Ostrobothnian coast. The accomplished Swedish violinist Cecilia Zilliacus has served as our Artistic Director since 2018.
4. Turku Music Festival Festival on map | Read moreAugust 2021
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.