Turku Music Festival 10.-22.8.2018

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Turku Music Festival brings to Turku in August the stars of classical music, both international and domestic. Finland’s oldest continuously held music festival is one of Northern Europe’s most important classical music festivals.

There will be large orchestral concerts, opera, chamber music, recitals, jazz as well as experiences for the whole family. Responsible for the festival’s programme is the previous year’s artistic director, conductor Ville Matvejeff. In 2019 Turku Music Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary, with a lift in international style as TMJ welcomes a new artistic director, conductor and cellist Klaus Mäkelä.

This year’s artists include Kristine Opolais, RSO, Hannu Lintu, Donna Leon, Iiro Rantala, Roope Salminen, Il Pomo d’Oro, Hélène Mercier, Louis Lortie, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor and Eliane Reyes. In addition, the dancers of the National Ballet, along with the Western Regional Dance Centre, are designing a magical Ballet Gala programme.

The concerts will also open up spaces that are otherwise difficult to access and experience. In addition to the concert hall, the event locations include Ruissalo’s shipyard, the 200-year Old Academy Building as well as the homes of writer Volter Kilpi, painter Johanna Oras and architect Casagrande.

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