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Janakkala Baroque music festival 2019!

28 of June (Friday) – 30 of June (Sunday)

The Finns love live music, both indoors and out, and the country is full of music festivals ranging from intimate to massive, covering diverse styles like old chamber music, jazz, heavy metal, classical, pop-music, electronica. So let the music take you to the Southern Finland!

Going strong since 1999, Baroque Music Festival is back for a non-stop weekend of fun in 2019 – and so are we. Janakkala Baroque is a festival of old music and is hold every summer on the weekend after Midsummer.

The Church of St. Lawrence will play host for the old music and entertainment – and we can get you there in music, comfort, safety and style.

Children’s Baroque offers gems of old music. Artists of vocal, organ, chamber and orchestral music provide memorable experiences on intimate summer evenings.

The cafe of the bell tower usually opens one hour before the concerts, as well as during the break.

You can buy only music festival tickets through us or book transfer, accommodation, ship cruise, dining as well.

Old music is for everybody for 1 or 3 wonderful days:

The festival appeals to those already familiar with old music and to the curious for whom this is a new acquaintance.

Not least it seeks an audience also interested in art, that seeks new boundaries.

  • 1 day or the 3 days Baroque music festival
  • Dinner at the local restaurant Turengin wanha asema, where you taste local pure food from Kanta-Häme province and dine in Imperial old restaurant. The former station building for the Russian tsar Aleksandr II (1862), already 157 years, and now serves as a restaurant ”Turenki old station”. The restaurant is refurbished and refurnished in 2019 and opened its doors in February 2019.
  • There’s a good, locally sourced menu with impressive wine list at reasonable prices and traditional décor of that time.

Please advise us when you reserve a table if you have any special dietary requirements, so that we can accommodate your needs. Relax in this cosy restaurant & soak up the atmosphere of the Old Station.

  • 1 or 2 nights in choosing accommodation.
  • Ship cruise in Hämeenlinna (29.06.2019 SA) – use an an opportunity to enjoy the local scenery for 2,5 hours in Kanta-Häme, sightsee Hämeenlinna from the water

Please note:

  • Travel and/or package tickets purchased on event services are non-amendable and non-refundable.
  • Please remember to have your admission ticket with you when you board the coach

Our accommodation for Janakkala Baroque music festival 2019 to book now right here – we have a range of guest houses or summer cottages to suit all group sizes and budgets, and if you don’t see something you like then just give us a shout on events@ilvestravel.fi and we’ll see what we can do.

We also have bus transfers here from Helsinki, Hämeenlinna, Tampere, Lahti and Vantaa airport and if you are looking for a private group transfer send us an e-mail on events@ilvestravel.fi and will give you a quote.

Experience Medieval Southern Finland, Hämeenlinna on 14.-18.8.2019!

Have you ever imagined how life was in Medieval Times? So, you have a chance to come and see it by own eyes this upcoming  spectacular summer’2019.

Hämeenlinna is a charming Finnish inland town with a medieval castle and one of the Medieval Festivals in Finland. If you come by chance and visit us in August, please, save the date in your calendary for the Häme Medieval Fair.

The medieval camp is built on the Vanajavesi lake from 1997 and it  that completes  the authenticity of the event.

During for 5 days, about 25000-35000 guests will watch, admire, participate in all kind of performances, where master craftsmen, respectable women with long dresses, unafraid knights, dancers, musicians, magicians will recreate the medieval-era atmosphere.  All days long are jugglers, jesters, musicians,  beggars historical plays, also longbow shooting and concerts with medieval songs and instruments. Besides the castle, there are also two different museums in the area, and you may visit all of them with the same ticket.  

Nevermind how old you are, it’s a real holiday for everyone, where one can play with  swords, shields and axes.

It’s entertaining and educational festival for the whole family!

Take a step back in time of Medieval inspired food and wines, merriment, music, and entertainment

  • Enjoy drinks  and music
  • Enjoy old times food: snacks, salty and sweets are cooked on an open fire
  • Watch a couple-hour tournament spectacle in the southern courtyard of the castle in the fading evening of August
  • Magicians, sheep, ponies, music
  • Explore the craft workshops like pottery, carpentry, ironmongery, jewellery making
  • Firefighters (additional charge)
  • Try on medieval costumes

Please Note, that we are committed to our historical values and do not wish to see plastic bags, garbage etc.

If you plan to go, it is recommended to book accommodation a few months in advance, as the Festival is very well-liked among Finns and tourists.

Our accommodation for Medieval Festival, Hämeenlinna 2019 to book now right here – we have a range of guest houses or summer cottages to suit all group sizes and budgets, and if you don’t see something you like then just give us a shout on events@ilvestravel.fi and we’ll see what we can do.

We also have bus transfers here  from Helsinki, Hämeenlinna, Tampere, Lahti  and Vantaa airport and if you are looking for a private group transfer send us an e-mail on events@ilvestravel.fi  and will give you a quote.

Jean Sibelius Festival, Lahti, jubilee autumn 2019!

Lahti Symphony Orchestra warmly welcomes you to the Sibelius Festival next autumn 2019.

International Sibelius Festival has been organized already for the 20th time in 2019 and appeals to those, who already familiar with Sibelius classical music and to the curious for whom this is a new acquaintance.  At the Lahti concert you’ll hear Sibelius’ Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Symphonies

06 of September(Friday) – 07 of September (Saturday)

There’re several reasons why music festival in Lahti is worth visiting:
1. Listen to classical music and contemporary works in  Sibelius-themes. 2. Admire the concert hall, because today it is the only building in the world built of wood in a glass frame with perfect acoustics. The concert hall was built in 2000 and usually all 1229 seats are sold quickly.
3. See the skill of Russian origin the orchestra conductor- Dmitry Slobodenyuk.  The young, talented conductor received a master’s degree at the Jean Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, worked with orchestras in different countries, has many awards and he is one of the most brilliant conductors of his generation.
4. to admire the beautiful views of Lake Vesijärvi from the windows of Sibelius Hall

We offer tickets:

  • On Friday 6 September, 15:30 The Lahti Symphony Orchestra will  perform a concert named ”Dive into the Orchestra” in the Forest Hall at the Sibelius Hall.  The orchestra will be conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk. Music by Sibelius.
  • On Friday 6 September, 19:00 the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra will perform  orchestral concert under the renowned Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard.  The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1902, performs regularly at prestigious concert halls all over the world, and has made many acclaimed and award-winning recordings.  The orchestra is also well-known for its annual performances at the Nobel Prize ceremonies. It gave the first performance of Jean Sibelius’s Seventh Symphony in Stockholm in March 1924. The Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard (b. 1963) has been principal conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and in the autumn of 2019 he takes up the post of musical director of the Seattle Symphony. Dausgaard makes regular guest appearances all over the world conducting orchestras such as the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He is also known for his Sibelius interpretations: for example, in the Sibelius jubilee year 2015 he played all seven symphonies with the Seattle Symphony. He has also recorded Sibelius’s music for violin and orchestra with the violinist Christian Tetzlaff and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. 
  • On Saturday 7 September, 17:00 orchestral concert the soprano Karita Mattila adds star quality. To mark the festival’s anniversary we are also.Lahti Symphony Orchestra
    Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
    Karita Mattila, soprano
    The Bard
    Arioso and other songs
    Night Ride and Sunrise
    En saga

    16.00 Pre-concert talk / Carpenter’s Hall

Duration: 2 hours, includes intermission.

Sibelius music festival  is for everybody for 1 or 2 days:

  • 1 day or the 2 days Sibelis Festival
  • Transfer from/to  Helsinki, Hämeenlinna, Tampere, Lahti and Vantaa airport and if you are looking for a private group transfer send us an e-mail on events@ilvestravel.fi and will give you a quote.

Additional services:

Please note:

  • Travel and/or package tickets purchased on event services are non-amendable and non-refundable.
  • Please remember to have your admission ticket with you when you board the coach

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