March 2023

Sat 11

11.3.2023 @ 19:00 - 20:15

WINTER CONCERT: Songs from Armonlaakso – an evening with Selim Palmgren

Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

Naantali Winter Concert 2023, Songs of Armonlaakso, consists of works by Selim Palmgren, a composer who spent his summers in Naantali. The artists of the concert are soprano Annukka Kuivisto, pianist Henrik Järvi, Chamber Choir Key Ensemble directed by Jutta Seppinen and organist Miika Hartikainen.

June 2022

Sat 18

18.6.2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00

A Twelve Cello Finale

Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

Our festival will conclude and culminate with a unique collection of works arranged for twelve cellos. Distinguished soprano Kaisa Ranta will join the twelve top cellists in this extraordinary concert. Could there be a more spectacular finale!

Sat 18

18.6.2022 @ 15:00 - 16:00

Meta4 at Rymättylä

Rymättylä Church, Taipaleentie, , Rymättylä

Meta4, one of Finland’s most successful string quartets, is visiting Naantali Music Festival again. This fascinating ensemble can be heard at Rymättylä Church with its Play III programme composed by Jaakko Kuusisto.

Sat 18

18.6.2022 @ 13:00 - 15:00

Vallis Gratiae Academy Concert

Kristoffer Hall, Opintie 2, , Naantali

Students from the Vallis Gratiae Academy will perform at the final concert of their summer camp.

Fri 17

17.6.2022 @ 19:00 - 20:40

Lights and Shadows

Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

The concert moves from light to shadows – it’s a combination of dark clouds as well as comforting pout clouds and sunshine. A specialty is Ralf Gothoni’s Life Views themed piano concerto for two pianists.

Fri 17

17.6.2022 @ 16:00 - 17:00

Outdoor Concert at Kultaranta

Kultaranta, Kordelininkatu, , Naantali

The popular outdoor concerts at Kultaranta will continue with a programme of music on the themes of nature and animals. Kultaranta will provide the setting for a Nature Trail from the a capella group Club For Five, and the much loved Saint-Saëns suite The Carnival of the Animals narrated by Seela Sella.

Fri 17

17.6.2022 @ 13:00 - 15:00

Music has health benefits from babies to grandparents.

Kristoffer Hall, Opintie 2, , Naantali

A popular presentation of the latest research findings. Music is not only good for the mind and wellbeing, but also demonstrably for health. An open public seminar will present the latest findings of scientific research into the health-promoting effects of music.

Thu 16

16.6.2022 @ 20:30 - 21:30

Words and Melodies: Iiro Rantala ja Lotta Kuusisto

Kristoffer Hall, Opintie 2, , Naantali

A pyrotechnical display of music and lyrics about love, passion and life. The unique Words & Melodies package of Iiro Rantala and Lotta Kuusisto emerged during the COVID-19 quarantine in the home of this artist couple. The performance brings together words and melodies alternately at a rapid pace, evoking a wide variety of moods with feelings of a life lived, of love and passion, and of empty nest syndrome and ageing – the most splendid and gruelling of all episodes.

Thu 16

16.6.2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00

In honorem maris

Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

In honour of the sea, we shall hear words of wisdom, whalesong and beautiful classics. Every one of us can help to protect the Finnish Archipelago Sea in our own way.

Wed 15

15.6.2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Partita Concertante

Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

This will be the world premiere of Olli Kortekangas’ Partita Concertante, a work for cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, harp and percussion. The concert will also include Bach partitas and music by Schönberg. What a programme!

Wed 15

15.6.2022 @ 16:00 - 17:00

Music at Afternoon Teatime

Kaivohuone, Nunnakatu 4, 21100, Naantali

Music at Afternoon Teatime combines light classical music with a classic afternoon tea service in the idyllic setting of Kaivohuone. The Fourtune Cello Quartet will be performing familiar and atmospheric tunes.

Tue 14

14.6.2022 @ 22:00 - 23:00

Ende und Beginn

Naantalin kirkko, Nunnakatu 1, 21100, Naantali

Olli Kortekangas’ church opera for singer, dancer, organ and clarinet, cello and piano is based on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters from Prison.

Tue 14

14.6.2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00


Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

Now you can experience all the colours of the summer, from the tantalizingly cheerful Shaker Loops of John Adams to Gershwin’s famous Porgy and Bess.

Mon 13

13.6.2022 @ 19:00 - 20:15

Tommi Hakala & Winterreise

Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

We await the interpretation of Schubert’s Winterreise by baritone Tommi Hakala and pianist Kristian Anttila with great interest. One thing is for sure: this journey will not leave us cold.

Mon 13

13.6.2022 @ 17:00 - 17:50

Naantali Goes Turku

Sibelius Museum, Piispankatu 17, , Turku

The atmosphere of Naantali Music Festival will captivate the Turku Sibelius Museum. With charmingly delicious Sibelius songs, naturally!

Sun 12

12.6.2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Maestro Penderecki in Memoriam

Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

A heart-rendingly beautiful concert experience in memory of Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki. We shall remember with gratitude this landmark composer and friend of Naantali Music Festival. His music will live on forever.

Sun 12

12.6.2022 @ 15:00 - 16:00

Funny Water Droplets and Beautiful Tears

Raisio Church, Kirkkotie 2, , Raisio

Come rain or shine, funny water drops and beautiful tears will be a source of fascination in the ancient church at Raisio, bringing a sense of playfulness and depth to a summer afternoon.

Sun 12

12.6.2022 @ 10:00 - 11:00

Music Festival Special Divine Service

Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

Naantali parish will arrange a special musical divine service during the Music Festival.

Sun 12

12.6.2022 @ 08:30 - 18:30

Concert Cruise to Själö

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In summer 2022 Naantali Music Festival will travel to the island of Själö in the nearby Turku archipelago for an archipelago concert. Boat connections to Själö are available either from the Aura River in Turku or from the shoreline of Naantali Old Town. Passengers will experience the beauty of summery Airisto and the Turku archipelago en route, with an opportunity to learn the fascinating and partly sombre history of Själö and admire its beautiful scenery. The highlight of the day will be a splendid archipelago concert with the virtuosi of Naantali Music Festival.

Sat 11

11.6.2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00

A Northern Dimension – tribute to Jaakko Kuusisto

Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

A Northern Dimension. Bright, profound and beautiful. Jaakko Kuusisto, who passed away in February 2022, was for many years a key force behind the Naantali Music Festival as a violinist, conductor and composer. The concert is a tribute to Jaakko and his magnificently diverse compositional work, which continues the tradition of the great Nordic composers and the northern dimension of music.

Sat 11

11.6.2022 @ 16:00 - 17:00

An afternoon with Mozart

Merimasku Church, Paltteentie 10, , Merimasku

This concert will resemble a fine summer’s day, with music for a romantic dream and the sparkle of virtuoso performance bringing a warm glow to the cheeks.

Sat 11

11.6.2022 @ 14:00 - 16:00

Naantali Children’s Music Festival: Great Children’s Festival (Suuri Lastenjuhla)

Kirkkopuisto, Maariankatu 3, , Naantali

Naantali Children’s Music Festival: Great Children’s Festival (Suuri Lastenjuhla) Sat June 11th at 2-4pm, Kirkkopuisto. At this park festival, the whole family can enjoy music, games, singing, hobby horse riding, balloons, portrait painting and a soft toy clinic. Organized in cooperation with Save the Children Naantali.

Sat 11

11.6.2022 @ 14:00 - 15:00

Contemporaries of Marshal Mannerheim

Askainen Church, Askaistentie 788, , Askainen

Askainen Church and the choral works of contemporary composers of Marshal Mannerheim will take us on a journey into the modern history of Finland. A finely nuanced narrative to this historical excursion from the Arensky String Quartet will give everyone an opportunity to find their own story.

Fri 10

10.6.2022 @ 20:00 - 22:00

The New Skipper Quartet

Naantali Spa, Matkailijantie 2, , Naantali

The new Skipper Quartet follows in the footsteps of the original Skipper Quartet, which has become a cultural institution. The songs and narratives of their dramatised concert will tickle the ears and funny bones of music lovers as the two brothers-in-arms of the Quartet grapple for top spot.

Fri 10

10.6.2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Dances with the Stars

Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

This evening will flow like a dance! Now we are moving from Bach’s graceful court dances through the fast turns of Poulenc, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Golijov and Shostakovich to the spicy tangos of Piazzolla. The stars will get the tunes flying.

Fri 10

10.6.2022 @ 18:00 - 18:45

Naantali Children’s Music Festival: Into the Woods

Kristoffer Hall, Opintie 2, , Naantali

Naantali Children’s Music Festival: Into the Woods Fri June 10th at 6 pm, Kristoffer Hall. When Ammuu! sets out on a quest for treasure, an exciting adventure begins in a magical forest. During this immersive journey, you’ll meet the many and varied creatures who live the forest.

Thu 9

9.6.2022 @ 19:00 - 21:10

Congratulating Arto on 80 years! Friends on Stage

Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

We wish a happy birthday to Arto Noras! With a staggering degree of talent and virtuosity, this concert will come some way to reflecting the life’s work of Arto Noras. The friends will take the stage with a carefully selected musical programme to make the concert one big party for the audience as well.

Thu 9

9.6.2022 @ 18:00 - 18:45

Naantali Children’s Music Festival: Magic Bus Travel

Kristoffer Hall, Opintie 2, , Naantali

Naantali Children’s Music Festival: Magic Bus Travel Thu June 9th at 6 pm, Kristoffer Hall, Naantali. Siina & Taikaradio invite the whole family on a bus trip where anything is possible, and everyone can join in the singing and playing!

Wed 8

8.6.2022 @ 19:00 - 21:30

Dinner Concert with Aili Ikonen

Kaivohuone, Nunnakatu 4, , Naantali

A swinging warm summer evening by the waterside at Naantali. A wonderful three-course dinner and sensual melodies in the company of Aili Ikonen. Experiences to be remembered and cherished.

Wed 8

8.6.2022 @ 19:00 - 20:45

Barry Douglas & Sinfonia Lahti

Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

Top Irish pianist Barry Douglas and Beethoven’s most famous piano concerto will meet conductor Dalia Stasevska and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Jaakko Kuusisto’s Cello Concerto will be interpreted by Arto Noras, to whom the work is dedicated. The premiere of the work at the Naantali Music Festival in 2019 was the composer’s last premiere.

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra, world-renowned for its performances of Sibelius’ symphonies, will also interpret Sibelius’ 7th Symphony.

Tue 7

7.6.2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Naantalin Musiikkijuhlat opus 42

Naantali Church, Nunnakatu 1, , Naantali

The opening melodies of this concert will bring a feeling that summer has come! The opening Naantali Music Festival Opus 42 concert will express joy, lightness and masterly virtuosity. The special mood of Naantali is now here.

May 2022

Sat 14

14.5.2022 @ 18:00 - 20:00

Arto Noras 80 years – On the Journey of the Maestro

Temppeliaukio Church, Lutherinkatu 3, , Helsinki

The 80th birthday year celebrations for legendary cello artist Arto Noras, the founder and Artistic Director of Naantali Music Festival, will begin in Helsinki on 14 May with a concert featuring solo performances by Arto and an ensemble of 36 leading cellists from Finland comprising his first, second and third generation students.

March 2022

Sat 5

5.3.2022 @ 19:00 - 20:20

Winter Concert 2: A Ride with a Colleague

Naantalin kirkko, Nunnakatu 1, 21100, Naantali

Pianist Mackenzie Melemed, violinist Tami Pohjola and cellist Leonardo Chiodo will perform a programme of Beethoven compositions selected by composer Olli Kortekangas.

February 2022

Sat 26

26.2.2022 @ 19:00 - 20:00

Winter Concert 1: An Evening with J. S. Bach

Naantalin kirkko, Nunnakatu 1, 21100, Naantali

Star performers in this concert of moving and awe-inspiring music by Johann Sebastian Bach will include baritone Tommi Hakala and cellist Arto Noras.


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