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  • Annual meeting 26.11. at 17.00 in Vaasa City Hall

    After a turbulent year 2020 we are focusingtoward next summer 2021. The Corona pandemy has rearranged almost all the cultural sector in our region and in Finland, but we have strong hopes to be able to arrange next summers festival as planned. We will open our theme already in february 2021.

    The annual meeting reelected Anton Ylikallio as chairman of the board. New board members are Janek Oksanen and Pontus Grans.

    Longtime members Jyrki Paalanen and Solveig Pått stepped down from the board. We are grateful for their contribution with knowledge and time taken for the festival work. New supportmembers are always welcome to participate in the association.  

Korsholm Music Festival goes Classical Club! Quartet Ajaton

09.04.2021

 In the evening of 9th of April unfogettable music in new arrangements is performed with Finnish musicians playing, classical and jazz. 

Live stream from Doo-Bop Club! 

 

 

 


Kari Ikonen, piano
Quartet Ajaton. Members in the quartet:
Mia Simanainen, song

Henrik Sandås, bandoneón,
Kari Ikonen, moog syntheziser
Markus Hohti, cello. 

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Kari Ikonen, piano

”Musiken öser sin inspiration ur källor som favoritkonstnären Vassilij Kandiskijs målningar, men också arabiska skalor och japanska intryck…revolutionerande är den nya manicken maqiano, med vilken man kan spela mikrointervaller på vilket akustiskt piano som helst. Men Ikonens musik är tillika strålande. Det är väldigt sällan man hör något nytt inom musik, ens i jazz.” (Jan-Erik Holmberg, HBL 3.2.2021)

 

Quartet Ajaton: Early music in the latest way
 “The four members in the Quartet Ajaton are a pure dreamcombination” (Tove Djupsjöbacka, HBL 2.12.2020)

What kind of an ensemble?
Mia Simanainens sällsamma ensemble blåser alla traditionella begrepp i skyn då de skapar nytt av gammalt! Musikernas bakgrunder sträcker sig allt från jazz till barock, argentinsk tango nuevo till nutida konstmusik, improvisation och alla möjliga olika experiment. Detta har gjort gruppens musiserande till en enastående musikalisk expedition som redan fortsatt i sex år.

 

The Group published its first album ”Elixir” (Eclipse Music) on 2016, and a videocollection in year 2018. The second album ”Early Music in the Latest Way” was launched in autumn 2020 (Alba Records). It includes exclusivly old music (renaissance- and barockmusic) with own arrangementss of the quartet. Sure – the group takes care of beuty and the spirit in old music, but is still sometimes spinning around and make music as in the planet of Saturnus. Quartet Ajaton has made tours and concert trips to England, Sweden, Estonia and Russia. 

 

* Vi förbehåller oss rätten till ändringar. - Programme changes may occur.

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Mats Larsson Gothe

02.04.2021

Composer in Residence this year is the Swedish composer Mats Larsson Gothe. Larsson Gothe creates expressive and diverse music, which is being played all over the world. He composes music in different genres – symphonies, solo pieces, chamber music, choral and opera. During the Festival, we get to enjoy different parts of his creations and one World Premiere!

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Earth Hour 2021

27.03.2021

Earth Hour is a movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour. This year the campaign is today 27th of March and Korsholm Music Festival will join this worldwide movement together with the rest of Finland. So tonight at 20.30-21.30 we will turn off our lights and electric gadgets for one hour. 

 

 Read more about Earth Hour here: https://www.earthhour.org

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Marketing and production

21.03.2021

The Chamber Music Festival,  Korsholm Music Festival is arranged yearly and this summer from 28th of July to 4th of August. Join our working team in an inspiring, international and hectic atmosphere with classical music. Follow the "flow" that a chamber music festival is creating. We are now looking for an information / production secretary to our office in Vaasa, that can work with marketing and production of the festival from april onwards. Some distance working is possible except for the festival period. More information from the office email: info (at) korsholmmusicfestiva.fi. Applications latest 12.4.2021.

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Composer Mats Larsson Gothe

01.02.2021

The Swedish Royal Court gives in the press news that His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustav has on the name-day KARL 28th of January 2021 decided a number of medal awards with H.M. Konungens medalj and the medal LITTERIS ET ARTIBUS. The medal Litteris et Artibus has been granted to composer Mats Larsson Gothe with the motivation of outstanding artistic contributions as a composer.

Korsholm Music Festival sends its warmest gratulations to MLG and wish him most welcome as composer in residence in the summer starting 28th of July!

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23 December - DADA 8

23.12.2020

“DADA fail or the short history of Chichi van der Hünkelstrasse”
8. "Heaven, night"

 

 

The dada art movement was essentially a reaction to the first world war. The idea was, that traditional art, with all its conventions, was a part of the social climate which had led the world to the insanity of 1914. The Dadaist solution to this was to develop art which was free from all pre-set rules and patterns, in language, pictures, and sound. Of course, dada didn’t evolve from a vacuum; even before the war, the world of art had been stirring and brewing with expressionism, futurism and cubism, to name some new ideas, which had in common the desire to break away from the old and create a new art for the new century. For the Dadaists, however, this wasn’t enough. They didn’t see any point in supplanting old rules with a new set; the rules needed to be dispensed with altogether.

 

There are varying opinions as to where this movement originated, but one early hotspot was the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, revolving around poet Hugo Ball. The dada movement quickly spread to Berlin and Paris, where artist such as Marcel Duchamp started exhibiting everyday objects, and on to the USA.

Provocation was an essential part of dada. The ambition was to shake people out of their ordinary mind-sets, question and doubt old truths. Exhibitions which were forced to close, and artists arrested for disturbing behaviour was all part of the pattern. But, alas, as all things new and chocking, dada eventually lost its allure. General interest faded and, ironically, many of the important Dadaist works of art were added to the global canon of art and commerce; the very canon which the Dadaist had sought to destroy.

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22 December - DADA 7

23.12.2020

“DADA fail or the short history of Chichi van der Hünkelstrasse”
7. “Aspects of chichi”

 

 

The dada art movement was essentially a reaction to the first world war. The idea was, that traditional art, with all its conventions, was a part of the social climate which had led the world to the insanity of 1914. The Dadaist solution to this was to develop art which was free from all pre-set rules and patterns, in language, pictures, and sound. Of course, dada didn’t evolve from a vacuum; even before the war, the world of art had been stirring and brewing with expressionism, futurism and cubism, to name some new ideas, which had in common the desire to break away from the old and create a new art for the new century. For the Dadaists, however, this wasn’t enough. They didn’t see any point in supplanting old rules with a new set; the rules needed to be dispensed with altogether.

 

There are varying opinions as to where this movement originated, but one early hotspot was the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, revolving around poet Hugo Ball. The dada movement quickly spread to Berlin and Paris, where artist such as Marcel Duchamp started exhibiting everyday objects, and on to the USA.

Provocation was an essential part of dada. The ambition was to shake people out of their ordinary mind-sets, question and doubt old truths. Exhibitions which were forced to close, and artists arrested for disturbing behaviour was all part of the pattern. But, alas, as all things new and chocking, dada eventually lost its allure. General interest faded and, ironically, many of the important Dadaist works of art were added to the global canon of art and commerce; the very canon which the Dadaist had sought to destroy.

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21 December - DADA 6

21.12.2020

“DADA fail or the short history of Chichi van der Hünkelstrasse”
5. “Rumours”

 

 

The dada art movement was essentially a reaction to the first world war. The idea was, that traditional art, with all its conventions, was a part of the social climate which had led the world to the insanity of 1914. The Dadaist solution to this was to develop art which was free from all pre-set rules and patterns, in language, pictures, and sound. Of course, dada didn’t evolve from a vacuum; even before the war, the world of art had been stirring and brewing with expressionism, futurism and cubism, to name some new ideas, which had in common the desire to break away from the old and create a new art for the new century. For the Dadaists, however, this wasn’t enough. They didn’t see any point in supplanting old rules with a new set; the rules needed to be dispensed with altogether.

 

There are varying opinions as to where this movement originated, but one early hotspot was the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, revolving around poet Hugo Ball. The dada movement quickly spread to Berlin and Paris, where artist such as Marcel Duchamp started exhibiting everyday objects, and on to the USA.

Provocation was an essential part of dada. The ambition was to shake people out of their ordinary mind-sets, question and doubt old truths. Exhibitions which were forced to close, and artists arrested for disturbing behaviour was all part of the pattern. But, alas, as all things new and chocking, dada eventually lost its allure. General interest faded and, ironically, many of the important Dadaist works of art were added to the global canon of art and commerce; the very canon which the Dadaist had sought to destroy.

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20 December - DADA 5

20.12.2020

“DADA fail or the short history of Chichi van der Hünkelstrasse”

5. “Coffee or Tea”

 

 

The dada art movement was essentially a reaction to the first world war. The idea was, that traditional art, with all its conventions, was a part of the social climate which had led the world to the insanity of 1914. The Dadaist solution to this was to develop art which was free from all pre-set rules and patterns, in language, pictures, and sound. Of course, dada didn’t evolve from a vacuum; even before the war, the world of art had been stirring and brewing with expressionism, futurism and cubism, to name some new ideas, which had in common the desire to break away from the old and create a new art for the new century. For the Dadaists, however, this wasn’t enough. They didn’t see any point in supplanting old rules with a new set; the rules needed to be dispensed with altogether.

 

There are varying opinions as to where this movement originated, but one early hotspot was the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, revolving around poet Hugo Ball. The dada movement quickly spread to Berlin and Paris, where artist such as Marcel Duchamp started exhibiting everyday objects, and on to the USA.

Provocation was an essential part of dada. The ambition was to shake people out of their ordinary mind-sets, question and doubt old truths. Exhibitions which were forced to close, and artists arrested for disturbing behaviour was all part of the pattern. But, alas, as all things new and chocking, dada eventually lost its allure. General interest faded and, ironically, many of the important Dadaist works of art were added to the global canon of art and commerce; the very canon which the Dadaist had sought to destroy.

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19th of December - DADA 4

19.12.2020

“DADA fail or the short history of Chichi van der Hünkelstrasse”

4. “The Dada Women”

 

 

The dada art movement was essentially a reaction to the first world war. The idea was, that traditional art, with all its conventions, was a part of the social climate which had led the world to the insanity of 1914. The Dadaist solution to this was to develop art which was free from all pre-set rules and patterns, in language, pictures, and sound. Of course, dada didn’t evolve from a vacuum; even before the war, the world of art had been stirring and brewing with expressionism, futurism and cubism, to name some new ideas, which had in common the desire to break away from the old and create a new art for the new century. For the Dadaists, however, this wasn’t enough. They didn’t see any point in supplanting old rules with a new set; the rules needed to be dispensed with altogether.

 

There are varying opinions as to where this movement originated, but one early hotspot was the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, revolving around poet Hugo Ball. The dada movement quickly spread to Berlin and Paris, where artist such as Marcel Duchamp started exhibiting everyday objects, and on to the USA.

Provocation was an essential part of dada. The ambition was to shake people out of their ordinary mind-sets, question and doubt old truths. Exhibitions which were forced to close, and artists arrested for disturbing behaviour was all part of the pattern. But, alas, as all things new and chocking, dada eventually lost its allure. General interest faded and, ironically, many of the important Dadaist works of art were added to the global canon of art and commerce; the very canon which the Dadaist had sought to destroy.

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18th of December - DADA 3

18.12.2020

“DADA fail or the short history of Chichi van der Hünkelstrasse”
2. “The Rabbit"

 

 

The dada art movement was essentially a reaction to the first world war. The idea was, that traditional art, with all its conventions, was a part of the social climate which had led the world to the insanity of 1914. The Dadaist solution to this was to develop art which was free from all pre-set rules and patterns, in language, pictures, and sound. Of course, dada didn’t evolve from a vacuum; even before the war, the world of art had been stirring and brewing with expressionism, futurism and cubism, to name some new ideas, which had in common the desire to break away from the old and create a new art for the new century. For the Dadaists, however, this wasn’t enough. They didn’t see any point in supplanting old rules with a new set; the rules needed to be dispensed with altogether.

 

There are varying opinions as to where this movement originated, but one early hotspot was the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, revolving around poet Hugo Ball. The dada movement quickly spread to Berlin and Paris, where artist such as Marcel Duchamp started exhibiting everyday objects, and on to the USA.

Provocation was an essential part of dada. The ambition was to shake people out of their ordinary mind-sets, question and doubt old truths. Exhibitions which were forced to close, and artists arrested for disturbing behaviour was all part of the pattern. But, alas, as all things new and chocking, dada eventually lost its allure. General interest faded and, ironically, many of the important Dadaist works of art were added to the global canon of art and commerce; the very canon which the Dadaist had sought to destroy.

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17th of December - DADA 2

17.12.2020

“DADA fail or the short history of Chichi van der Hünkelstrasse”
2. “The Apfelstrudel from the bakery at the corner of Bahnhofstrasse and Nübelmarkt”

 

 

The dada art movement was essentially a reaction to the first world war. The idea was, that traditional art, with all its conventions, was a part of the social climate which had led the world to the insanity of 1914. The Dadaist solution to this was to develop art which was free from all pre-set rules and patterns, in language, pictures, and sound. Of course, dada didn’t evolve from a vacuum; even before the war, the world of art had been stirring and brewing with expressionism, futurism and cubism, to name some new ideas, which had in common the desire to break away from the old and create a new art for the new century. For the Dadaists, however, this wasn’t enough. They didn’t see any point in supplanting old rules with a new set; the rules needed to be dispensed with altogether.

 

There are varying opinions as to where this movement originated, but one early hotspot was the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, revolving around poet Hugo Ball. The dada movement quickly spread to Berlin and Paris, where artist such as Marcel Duchamp started exhibiting everyday objects, and on to the USA.

Provocation was an essential part of dada. The ambition was to shake people out of their ordinary mind-sets, question and doubt old truths. Exhibitions which were forced to close, and artists arrested for disturbing behaviour was all part of the pattern. But, alas, as all things new and chocking, dada eventually lost its allure. General interest faded and, ironically, many of the important Dadaist works of art were added to the global canon of art and commerce; the very canon which the Dadaist had sought to destroy.

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16th of December - DADA 1

16.12.2020

During the festival 2020, we introduced one Dada-film per day along with the Festival Studio and Concert live streams. As a countdown for christmas, we will post one Dada-film everyday on our website. 

 

“DADA fail or the short history of Chichi van der Hünkelstrasse”
1 “About Dadaism”

 

 

The dada art movement was essentially a reaction to the first world war. The idea was, that traditional art, with all its conventions, was a part of the social climate which had led the world to the insanity of 1914. The Dadaist solution to this was to develop art which was free from all pre-set rules and patterns, in language, pictures, and sound. Of course, dada didn’t evolve from a vacuum; even before the war, the world of art had been stirring and brewing with expressionism, futurism and cubism, to name some new ideas, which had in common the desire to break away from the old and create a new art for the new century. For the Dadaists, however, this wasn’t enough. They didn’t see any point in supplanting old rules with a new set; the rules needed to be dispensed with altogether.

 

There are varying opinions as to where this movement originated, but one early hotspot was the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, revolving around poet Hugo Ball. The dada movement quickly spread to Berlin and Paris, where artist such as Marcel Duchamp started exhibiting everyday objects, and on to the USA.

Provocation was an essential part of dada. The ambition was to shake people out of their ordinary mind-sets, question and doubt old truths. Exhibitions which were forced to close, and artists arrested for disturbing behaviour was all part of the pattern. But, alas, as all things new and chocking, dada eventually lost its allure. General interest faded and, ironically, many of the important Dadaist works of art were added to the global canon of art and commerce; the very canon which the Dadaist had sought to destroy.

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What is dadaism?

15.12.2020

The dada art movement was essentially a reaction to the first world war. The idea was, that traditional art, with all its conventions, was a part of the social climate which had led the world to the insanity of 1914. The Dadaist solution to this was to develop art which was free from all pre-set rules and patterns, in language, pictures, and sound. Of course, dada didn’t evolve from a vacuum; even before the war, the world of art had been stirring and brewing with expressionism, futurism and cubism, to name some new ideas, which had in common the desire to break away from the old and create a new art for the new century. For the Dadaists, however, this wasn’t enough. They didn’t see any point in supplanting old rules with a new set; the rules needed to be dispensed with altogether.

 

There are varying opinions as to where this movement originated, but one early hotspot was the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, revolving around poet Hugo Ball. The dada movement quickly spread to Berlin and Paris, where artist such as Marcel Duchamp started exhibiting everyday objects, and on to the USA.

 

Provocation was an essential part of dada. The ambition was to shake people out of their ordinary mind-sets, question and doubt old truths. Exhibitions which were forced to close, and artists arrested for disturbing behaviour was all part of the pattern. But, alas, as all things new and chocking, dada eventually lost its allure. General interest faded and, ironically, many of the important Dadaist works of art were added to the global canon of art and commerce; the very canon which the Dadaist had sought to destroy.

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Towards 2021

12.12.2020

Korsholm Music Festival was held online this summer between 28.7.-5.8!


Artistic Director Cecilia Zilliacus thinks that a live concert in front of an audience still is the best way of communicating music. Streaming is good in addition to live concerts in the future and especially nice for those who can´t make it to a concert hall. Many musicians this year have missed the interaction with an audience from behind the cameras. Still Zilliacus is happy that Korsholm Musid Festival could be arranged under the circumstances and with such good quality of the concerts.  ”In general the festival has done well, this was planned, when we finally took the decision" says director Johnson. We have learned the secrets of streaming! The personal encounters between audience and musicians is a loss, though. That is what makes the excitement of the festival.     

 

Next year the festival is arranged 28.7 - 4.8 2021!
Part of the artists that was cancelled this year due to Covid-19, will come next summer. Progressive rock on classical instruments by ORBI- ensemble from the Netherlands and german Signum Quartet will participate. Jazz guitarist Mathias Sandberg from Vasa and the operadivas Pia-Karin Helsing and Christin Högnabbawill be there. The Musethica- organisation of young musicians will participate. As residence composer will be Swedish Mats Larsson Gothe. Another composer participating is the Finnish Sebastian Fagerlund. More information about programme and artists to come during the Autumn.  

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Live concerts & Live streams

27.07.2020

This year, our festival is mostly virtual, but fortunateluy the Corona situation in Ostrobothnia and Finland is under control and we are able to invite a limited amount of audience to our concerts. The number of people allowed at the different concert sites varies from 20 seats to a couple of hundred. We still ask the audience to note that the concerts are filmed with a fairly large apparatus and several cameras and this can affect the visibility and make it difficult to concentrate on the music.

 

If you want to guarantee your seat at the concerts, please book at info@korsholmmusicfestival.fi or by calling us on 040 833 2022. We have no tickets for the concerts, except for Laihia Church, where tickets cost 20 € and are for sale via www.netticket.fi. Programmes are for sale at each concert for 10 €.

 

Note! Check out our info regarding Corona security at our concerts here.

 

We allow a limited amount of seats for the following concerts:

28.7. Evening Music - Appassionata
29.7. Opening Concert - Note! No more seats left!

30.7. Finnish violin music from the 20s
31.7 Young musicians & Back to the twenties! 

1.8. Beethoven & the twenties!

2.8. Young musicians

3.8. Total Chamber Music Mania!

4.8. The magic of cello

5.8. Closing Concert

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Safe to attend Korsholm Music Festival's concerts!

23.07.2020

Korsholm Music Festival is opening up our concerts for a restricted limit of audience, thanks to the good Corona situation in Finland right now. 

We have taken extra measures to ensure that your concert visit is safe and secure.

 

Before the concert:
Our staff will greet our audience to ensure that we all keep a healthy distance from each other. We will have programmes for sale before the concerts, but we only accept card payments. Contact surfaces and door handles are dicinfected before and during the concert according to the authorities' instructions.

 

During the concert:
The requirements are to keep 1-2 meters distance in the audience, therefore the audience will sit on chairs placed at a good distance from each other. In the churches with several benches at intervals.

 

After the concert:
To avoid unnecessary queuing after the concert, our staff will instruct how the audience leaves the concert hall. 

 

When you come to Korsholm Music Festival's concert halls 2020:
- Stay at home if you feel sick, have short of breath or cough - our concerts will be livestreamed home to you on the couch!
- Remember the distance to the next person, 1.5 - 2 meters
- Groups in the same household may sit together
- Wait to be admitted to the hall, queue from a distance, do not rush!
- Remember hand hygiene, use hand disinfection - it is in place!
- If you want a mask, take one!
- If you cough, do it in a disposable handkerchief or in the armpit!

 

We have instructed the City Hall's cleaning staff to continuously disinfect contact surfaces such as handles, handrails, lift buttons and armrests before and after all concerts. Our entire staff has also committed to maintaining good hand hygiene according to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare's instructions.

 

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The magic of cello - Tickets for sale!

16.07.2020

The tickets for the concert in Laihia Church are now for sale at www.netticket.fi/sellon-taikaa! Laihia Church has wide walls and great acoustics, so it is a perfect place to invite the audience to hear live music in a live concert space. On Tuesday evening, Total Cello Ensemble, a chamber music ensemble founded at the Sibelius Academy by six top cellists, are performing at Laihela Church. The programme include everything from classic gems by Arvo Pärt to South American rhythms by Heitor Villa-Lobos. In addition to classical music, we will also get to listen to popular music by Lasse Mårtenson, Unto Mononen, Adele and Metallica (not to mention that Hannu Kiiski was a teacher of Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen at the Sibelius Academy). You don’t have to go far to experience the summer’s hottest and most cultivating show!

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Virtual & audience concerts this summer!

01.07.2020

This year we are live streaming seven concerts from Vaasa and Korsholm, three from Stockholm, Sweden and four concerts will be held live with a restricted audience limit. The links for the live streams will be published on our homepage and in our social media during the festivalweek. For the concerts with an audience, we are following the estrictions and recommendations given by the authorities. More information about the arrangements will be published on our website shortly.

 

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COVID-19 Update 24.4.2020

24.04.2020

Korsholm Music Festival 2020 will be a bit different, but is not completely cancelled. The festival will be live streaming some concerts. From 1.8. some concerts will be performed live and in front of an audience, if the recommendations from the government allow so. The musicians and the audience health is the highest priority to us. We will keep you updated on our homepage and on our social media. 

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Concert live streaming 15.4!

09.04.2020

The concert In company with the Archduke will be streamed live from Stockholm 15.4. at 19.00 finnish time.
The link to the live stream will later be updated on our Facebook page, Instagram and hompage.

 

In company with the Archduke
Wed 15.4 at 19.00 


Amanda trio

Cecilia Zilliacus, violin
Kati Raitinen, cello
Bengt Forsberg, piano
Miriam Forsberg, recitation 


Marcelle de Manziarly: Pianotrio (1921
Lera Auerbach: ”Lonely Suite” Ballet for a lonely violinist for soloviolin (2002)
Anna Clyne: ”Rest These Hands” for solo cello (2010)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano trio, Op. 97, The Archduke  (1810 -1811)


LINK: updating

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COVID-19 INFO!

20.03.2020

According to the information we have now about the Covid-19 virus, Korsholm Music Festival will be held as planned 27.7.-5.8.2020. The concert 15.4. "In company with the Archduke" will be cancelled. The arrangements for the summer festival will continue as planned for the time being. We continue to follow the directions given by the authorities and will update on our social media if changes occur. Take care of yourselves and others!

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Henri's salon 30.1. at 19.00 in Vaasa City Hall

29.01.2020

Henri Sigfridsson is the soloist in Vaasa City Orchestra's concert on thursday. Henri has made his career internationally as a pianist as well as been the Artistic Director of Korsholm Music Festival. Together with other musicians from Vaasa City Orchestra he invites you to a musical salon.  

Henri Sigfridsson, piano
Erica Nygård, flute
Siri Ilanko, oboe
Eneko Iriarte Velasco, clarinet
Samuli Krohn, bassoon
Vesa Ania, horn
Maano Männi, violin
Viktor Olaus Nygård, viola
Vladimir Reshetko, cello
Pontus Grans, double bass

Jacques Ibert: Trois pièces brèves
Francis Poulenc: Sextet FP100
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Piano Quintet in C minor

Tickets 25/21/10 €

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Ticket are now for sale!

05.12.2019

Today we have officially begun our ticket sales with Early Bird prices! First up are the chamber concert "In company with the Archduke" 15.4, the Opening Concert 29.7, RItz 4.8 and the Closing Concert 5.8. Now you can buy our concert tickets for christmas gifts! Read more...

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Annual Meeting 21.11.2019 at 17.00

04.11.2019

The Annual Meeting of Korsholm Music Festival will be held on Thursday 21.11 at 17.00 at Vaasa City Hall's Mirror Hall. We will introduce the results of this year's festival as well as the programme for next year. Our Artistic Director Cecilia Zilliacus will also attend the meeting. After the meeting, we welcome you to attend Vaasa City Orchestra's concert "Phantasma" at 19.00 in the Great Hall. The concert i lead by Mihhail Gerts with soloist Rebecca Roozeman.

If you wish to attend the Annual Meeting and the concert, contact us, 18.11 at the latest, to monica.johnson@korsholmmusicfestival.fi.

Korsholm Music Festival is arranged next year from 29.7 - 5.8.2020. The theme next year is still under production, but the programme will include Ludwig van Beethoven and the 1920s. It is his 250 years anniversary and the wild composer of his time will be noticed. Theme composer next year is Swedish composer Mats Larsson Gothe, who in his production has influences of Beethoven. The festival has also together with String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam and West Cork Chamber Music Festival commissioned a new piece for bassoon and string quartet, a bassoon quintet from Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund. 

The program for next summer will be ready in November 2019

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Rest in Peace Heikki

29.10.2019

Our wonderful friend and professional partner since many years is gone. Heikki Joensuu passed away unexpectedly 22.10.19. Heikki Joensuu worked in our festival since year 1989 with tuning and repairs of our grand pianos and transports. Within Korsholm Music Festival he leaves a big emptiness and we mourn and think of his family. Rest in peace.

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Topelius and Bluebird 26.9 at 18.00 Vaasa City Orchestra

24.09.2019

In the Bluebird concert in the City Hall, we hear the fairy tale -piece with the same name after Zacharias Topelius book and classical finnish pieces: 

Erkki Melartin: Sleeping Beauty: The Festivity March & Valse of the Schmetterling
Armas Järnefelt: Praeludium, Berceuse & Ynglingadådet from the movie: sången om den eldröda blomman. 
Jean Sibelius: Valse triste & Andante festivo

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New products for sale!

17.07.2019

The start of the festival is getting closer and we are prepared with new products for our festival audience. We are happy to tell that we have just received stylish and practical, reusable water bottles for 8€ as well as t-shirts for the soon world premiering church opera Pictures of Life (10€). Additionally we have our artists’ CDs, LPs, the book “Dining with Sibelius” among others. You find us at our festival office in Culturum (Koulukatu 31), where you can have a look at our products as well as get your tickets for concerts, the program book and the opera’s libretto – Welcome!

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Member benefits 2019!

01.06.2019

Become a member now and take advantage of all member benefits this coming summer during the Festival! Read more about the member benefits and become a member here.

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The Chairman of Korsholm Music Festival has passed away

16.05.2019

The Chairman of Korsholm Music Festival, Bo Kronqvist has passed away after a short-term illness. He was 70 years old. He will always be remembered as the energetic and creative person he was and who always was working to bring the culture and chamber music to everyone. He will be greately missed. Rest in peace.

Picture: Rewell Center 25.7.2018 Opening flash, together with the singer Lena Willemark and violinist Cecilia Zilliacus. Photographer: Johan Hagström

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Elämänkuvat rehearsals in Vaasa City Hall

08.05.2019

The rehearsals for the Church Opera Elämänkuvat are being held in Vaasa City Hall 2-3.5. Attending are composer Olli Kortekangas. Vasa and Seinäjoki City Orchestras, conductor Anna-Maria Helsing and cembalist Petteri Pitko. The rehearsals begun yesterday morning with both orchestras and in the evening they continued with the choirs. Today 3.5. soloist Waltteri Torikka arrived and he will attend rehearsals today and tonight later together with the orchestras and choirs.

 

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Festival workers for 2019!

25.02.2019

Korsholm Music Festival is looking for festival workers for the time 25.7-1.8 2019! Are you interested in working with us this summer? Send us a short application of your choice, where you tell us about yourself and why you want to work with us. Send the application to info@korsholmmusicfestival.fi, 31.5 2019 at the latest.

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