Korsholm Music Festival 2020 will be a bit different this year. The festival is cancelled, but we will instead live stream a few concerts. Some concerts might be held in front of an live audience from 1st of August, but only if the recommendations allow so. We are following the governments restrictions about the Corona virus. The health of both the audience and musicians are first priority to us.
Korsholm Music Festival will, according to our Artistic Director Cecilia Zilliacus, still offer concerts and culture to our audience and musicians in this uncommon situation. Korsholm Music Festival will live stream concerts for free to every home, to service centers and other facilities. This will be our contribution during this pandemic, to create cultural and musical experiences for our audience this summer 2020.
The first concert will be held in Vaasa City Church on the 28.7. in cooperation with the congregations of Vaasa. The second concert will be sent from Vaasa City Hall 29.7. together with Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. The programme and artists will be published here on our new website. We will keep you updated on our homepage and social medias. We are also keeping the right to make necessary programme changes if the situation during this summer so demands.
Wild, free & lonely!
A new decade has begun and one of the main features of the Festival this summer is music from the last century, ”the happy 1920s”. This time period was special; a futuristic manifest had been made, Stravinsky had composed “The Rite of Spring”, jazz music was making headway, the First World War was over and the second not yet in sight. Music from the 1920s showed great variety, at once romantic, modern, jazz-flavored, neoclassical and experimental. During the Festival, we will hear many pieces from this exciting time period, particularly on an evening with the theme ”Back to the twenties”!
Ludwig van Beethoven would this year have turned 250 years old. Few composers are surrounded by such a mythical aura. The epithet, ”wild, free and lonely” is typical for him. He was not afraid of breaking conventions, social or musical, and he often experienced loneliness. Korsholm Music Festival wants to draw attention to this giant with the help of his both well-known and lesser known pieces and we will also hear music by his friends, enemies, teachers and admirers.
Join us in celebrating a wild, free but not lonely Festival at Korsholm Music Festival 2020!