Ende und Beginn

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

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The New Skipper Quartet

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.

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Naantali Children’s Music Festival: Magic Bus Travel

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!

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Naantali Children’s Music Festival: Into the Woods

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.

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

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.

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Music at Afternoon Teatime

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.

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

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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Winter Concert 2: A Ride with a Colleague

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

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Concert Cruise to Själö

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.

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Music has health benefits from babies to grandparents.

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.

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In honorem maris

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.

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Dinner Concert with Aili Ikonen

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.

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Congratulating Arto on 80 years! Friends on Stage

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.

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Barry Douglas & Sinfonia Lahti

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.

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Music Festival Special Divine Service

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

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Dances with the Stars

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.

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Outdoor Concert at Kultaranta

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.

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Naantali Goes Turku

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

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Lights and Shadows

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.

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Arto Noras 80 years – On the Journey of the Maestro

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.

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Naantalin Musiikkijuhlat opus 42

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.

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Tommi Hakala & Winterreise

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.

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Words and Melodies: Iiro Rantala ja Lotta Kuusisto

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.

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Vallis Gratiae Academy Concert

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

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Naantali Music Festival warmly thanks its partners and supporters for their cooperation.

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