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The Turku Music Festival is already announcing next year’s programme and the newly elected Interim Managing Director

The main event of the Turku Music Festival in 2023 takes place from 10 to 24 August. Klaus Mäkelä, who was Artistic Director of the Festival from 2019 to 2022, was not able to realise all his plans because of the pandemic, and some of the concerts he envisioned are…

Turku Music Festival concluded with yesterday’s recital by American baritone Thomas Hampson

The Turku Music Festival was held from 15 to 28 August. Individual concerts were given throughout the year before the Festival proper. We are still feeling the after-effects of the pandemic, but on the whole the Festival can be considered a success both artistically and financially.“We are really happy that…

American soprano Nadine Sierra cancels due to illness, replaced by top soprano Pretty Yende flying in from Paris

American soprano Nadine Sierra has fallen ill, and due to her physician’s orders she is unable to fly to Finland. She was scheduled to appear with the Turku Philharmonic conducted by Lorenzo Passerini at the Turku Music Festival on Thursday 18 August. She is replaced at this short notice by…

Klaus Mäkelän viimeistä kertaa suunnittelema Turun musiikkijuhlat käynnistyy maanantaina

Huippusopraano Lise Davidsen ja pianisti Leif Ove Andsnes avaavat virallisesti Turun musiikkijuhlat maanantaina 15. elokuuta 2022. Festivaalin viimeinen konsertti kuullaan 28.8., kun amerikkalaisbaritoni Thomas Hampson ja pianisti Vlad Iftinca esittävät vapausteemaisia melodioita Songs of America -konsertissa. Ohjelmiston on viimeistä kertaa suunnitellut festivaalin taiteellinen johtaja Klaus Mäkelä. Perinteisten konserttien lisäksi mukana…

Turun musiikkijuhlat konsertoi elokuussa Suomen kauneimmassa kodissa

Turun musiikkijuhlien ohjelmistoon on jo vuosien ajan kuulunut erilaisia kotikonsertteja. Musiikkijuhlien vuoden 2022 kotikonserttisarjan päättää Suomen tunnetuimman designpariskunnan kotikonsertit. Arvostettu ja suosittu design-pariskunta Saana & Olli kutsuvat yleisön upeaan kotiinsa kuuntelemaan Arvo Pärtin, Caroline Shawin ja Philip Glassin musiikkia jousikvartetti Lumo Ensemblen tulkitsemana. Touko Laaksosen alias Tom of Finlandin lapsuudenkoti…

Klaus Mäkelä, Artistic Director of the Turku Music Festival, introduces a brilliant young pianist to Turku audiences

Martin James Bartlett from the UK is unquestionably one of the internationally most interesting young pianists creating a career today. Klaus Mäkelä, Artistic Director of the Turku Music Festival, wanted to invite him to perform in 2020, but the pandemic changed all that. Bartlett is finally here with a recital…

Turku Music Festival goes SHIFT Business Festival

The SHIFT Business Festival will occupy Kakolanmäki in Turku on 24–25 August 2022. This coincides with the Turku Music Festival, whose dates are 15–28 August 2022. Both are old-established events in the Turku region and have now entered into cooperation, and as a result the Turku Music Festival is bringing…

Turku Music Festival begins partnership with newly opened House of the Arts

The Turku Music Festival will be held from 15 to 28 August 2022. In addition to the Festival’s own concerts, there are several partnership concerts. One of these was conceived with the House of the Arts; it is a performance of The Lighthouse by Niklas Winter and Lorenzo Cominoli on…

Turku Music Festival joins Sustainable Travel Finland path

Social responsibility, internationalism and pioneering are important themes for the Turku Music Festival. Accordingly, the Turku Music Festival has joined the Sustainable Travel Finland path established by Visit Finland in order to gain the STF emblem. In order for the tourism industry to be able to respond to changing demand…

Turku Music Festival aims to raise international awareness of the association of Jean Sibelius and of Aino and Alvar Aalto with Turku

Jean Sibelius and Aino and Alvar Aalto are to this day among Finland’s internationally best-known personalities and artists. Both Sibelius and the Aaltos had a close association with Turku back in their day, and the Turku Music Festival accordingly aims to raise international awareness of this link in the marketing…

Turku Music Festival announces further concerts

The Turku Music Festival is pleased to announce further concerts in August. The first is a programme titled ‘Matti and the girls’, featuring Matti Salminen, royalty among bass singers, with mezzosoprano Lilli Paasikivi and soprano Mari Palo. The other new concert is an appearance by Erin at the Ruissalo Boatyard,…