Turku music festival

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Turku Music Festival (Finnish: Turun musiikkijuhlat, Swedish: Åbo musikfestspel) is the oldest continuously operating music festival in Finland. The festival was founded in 1960 by the Musical Society in Turku. The city festival offers audiences' big orchestral concerts, chamber music concerts, recitals, jazz, out-door events and concerts for the whole family. The festival is annually visited by both top international and Finnish artists.

The festival takes place in several concert halls, churches and other venues in Turku such as the Turku Concert Hall, the Academy Hall, the Turku Cathedral, Sigyn Hall, the Turku Castle and the Sibelius Museum.

The program consists of orchestral concerts by Turku's own philharmonic orchestra as well as several visiting ensembles and conductors, well-known soloists, chamber musicians, jazz virtuosos and also several staged or semi-staged music performances.

From 2019 the festival's artistic director will be conductor and cellist Klaus Mäkelä. Previous artistic directors have been pianist/conductor Ville Matvejeff, tenor Topi Lehtipuu, pianist/conductor Olli Mustonen and cellist Martti Rousi.

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