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Turku Music Festival brings one of the most insane acts of 2024 to Turku!

Scenes from the Red God is a dramatic dialogue-dance piece. It deals with life, death and love. The work is inspired by ancient myths and mystical paintings. The work combines music, acting and dance.

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The Turku Music Festival is Finland’s oldest continuously running music festival. It has evolved into a diverse urban event with a wide range of excellent music.

The Turku Music Festival was founded by the Musical Society in Turku in 1960. It has evolved into a diverse urban event with a wide range of excellent music including grand orchestral concerts, chamber music, recitals, jazz, outdoor events and children’s concerts. The guest roster includes Finnish and foreign stars each year. The current artistic director is Klaus Mäkelä; his predecessors include Ville Matvejeff, Topi Lehtipuu, Olli Mustonen and Martti Rousi.

Programme 2023

The programme of the Turku Music Festival in August 2024 includes international guest stars, interesting concerts and venues both familiar and completely new. The overarching theme of the repertoire is internationalism: every concert has connections to current topics in public debate in Europe or worldwide. We also offer extended concert experiences that bring together music, art, architecture, food and interesting places and people.

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With a charm radiating from the sincerity of his music, Arppa is an emerging artist on a sharply rising trajectory. His music appears timeless, and his lyrics are like moving images. He has assembled some of the most captivating musicians of his generation, creating a beautiful and coherent sound world around his poetry along with improvisation-driven live performances bursting with energy.

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The Seele string quartet was established at the initiative of its young members at the Junior Department of the Sibelius Academy in 2015. The group soon proved very promising indeed: only six months later, they won 1st prize in the national Erkki Melartin Chamber Music Competition. Their enthusiasm and excellent ensemble playing was a combination that was soon noted on the Finnish music scene.

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