Updated program brochure (pdf)
Korsholm Music Festival’s 40th jubilee brings international artists and young talents to Vaasa. All artistic directors have been invited to perform at the festival, and the week is filled with spectacular concerts.
In the opening concert 27.7. we will again hear the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of violinist and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky. He was the artistic director of the festival in 1984–1993 and in 2002. Cellist Kati Raitinen and violinist Cecilia Zilliacus, festival's artistic director since 2018, will perform as soloists together with Sitkovetsky.
Other artistic directors coming to perform, are cellists and professors Frans Helmerson (1994–2001) and Marko Ylönen (2003, 2008, 2010–2012), pianist Olli Mustonen, (1988–89), violinist and conductor John Storgårds (2003–2006), conductor Dima Slobodeniouk (2007, 2009) and pianist Henri Sigfridsson (2013–2017). Violinist Mihaela Martin and chamber ensemble Norrbotten NEO from Piteå are also coming to the festival. ”Svante Henryson’s Back to Base” mixes classical music with jazz and rock tunes in a fresh and original way. Soprano Alexandra Büchel is soloist at Lithell Flyg’s chamber opera Ecce arbor. We also have wonderful visitors from Norway, as the Norwegian National Youth Choir and Trondheim Sinfonietta come to perform in several concerts.
In the closing concert 3.8. Vaasa and Seinäjoki City Orchestras together with Canticum Maris choir and top soloists Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano, Tuomas Katajala, tenor, and Arttu Kataja, baritone, will perform Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece Die Jahreszeiten – The Seasons, under the baton of none other than Dima Slobodeniouk.
*We keep the right to changes in the programme.