Contemporaries of Marshal Mannerheim

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.

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Funny Water Droplets and Beautiful Tears

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.

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Meta4 at 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.

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An afternoon with Mozart

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.

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Maestro Penderecki in Memoriam

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.

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Partita Concertante

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!

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A Northern Dimension – tribute to Jaakko Kuusisto

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.

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A Twelve Cello Finale

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!

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Summertime

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.

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