The theme for 2021 is called Songs of the Earth and is focusing on our planet with its fantastic diversity and possibilities, but also on acknowledging the restrictions due to activities carried out by humans. It is a vast theme that holds music connected to climate and earth Gustav Mahler and our composer in residence 2021, Mats Larsson Gothe among others. Music by Larsson Gothe will be performed widely on the summer festival, also one premiere, a piece for solo violin is commissioned. The festival will give Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler, arranged for chamber ensemble by A. Schoenberg with the soloist mezzosoprano Christina Daletska. Sebastian Fagerlund´s work for bassoon and string quartet, Woodland variations, will have Finland-premiere on the festival with Signum Quartet and Bram van Sambeek.
The theme for Korsholm Music Festival 2021 will be opened the 11th of February in cooperation with Vaasa City Orchestra and conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka. The concert #Timeless Myths, will be performed on air with Torleif Thedéen, cello and Cecilia Zilliacus, violin as soloists in Larsson Gothes work Sisyphus Dreams.