IITTI MUSIC FESTIVAL

Year after year, the Iitti Music Festival features top national and international artists and rising stars. The Artistic Director is Laura Mikkola, a pianist of international acclaim. Thanks to her, the festival programme always consists of both classical and contemporary music, often world or Finnish premieres, and unique crossover events. In idyllic village settings, just before Midsummer.

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Schedule

Iitin musiikkijuhlat 2023


  • Tuesday
    13 Jun 2023

    6:00 pm

    Ministeri Pertti Salolaisen valokuvanäyttelyn avajaiset
    Iitti Summer Café
    vapaa pääsy
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  • Wednesday
    14 Jun 2023

    6:00 pm

    ”Kaunis on luomakunta...” Kesäkonsertti Verlan tehdasmuseossa
    Verla Mill Museum
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    8:00 pm

    ”Kaunis on luomakunta...” Kesäkonsertti Verlan tehdasmuseossa
    Verla Mill Museum
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  • Thursday
    15 Jun 2023

    12:00 pm

    Lapsille avoin kenraaliharjoitus
    Iitti Church
    ennakkoilmoittautuminen
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    5:30 pm

    Säveltäjätapaaminen: Žibuoklė Martinaitytė
    Iitti Summer Café
    vapaa pääsy
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    7:00 pm

    Avajaiskonsertti
    Iitti Church
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  • Friday
    16 Jun 2023

    4:00 pm

    Musiikillinen keskustelu: Säveltäjä Kimmo Hakola ja toimittaja-kirjailija Minna Lindgren
    Iitti Summer Café
    vapaa pääsy
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    6:00 pm

    Perjantaikonsertti
    Iitti Church
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    9:00 pm

    Rockia Radalla Resortissa: Los Jefes -yhtye
    Clubhouse Hotel Radalla
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  • Saturday
    17 Jun 2023

    1:00 pm

    Suuria tunteita: Kesäkonsertti Saukonkallion lavalla
    Saukonkallio Dance Pavilion
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    6:00 pm

    Lauantaikonsertti
    Iitti Church
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    11:00 pm

    Yökonsertti Hiidenvuorella
    Hiidenvuori Hill
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Artistic Director
Laura Mikkola
Photo: Liisa Valonen

Performers


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and other partners

Eero Lehtimäki

clarinet

Katariina Ruokonen

viola

Mikkelin kaupunginorkesteri

orchestra

St. Michel Strings, based in the city of Mikkeli in eastern Finland, is a professional string ensemble of 12 full time musicians. St. Michel Strings dates back to 1903, when a small town of only a few thousand residents had a local music association that founded an orchestra. The ensemble had far higher aspirations than its amateur status. It eventually became a full time professional ensemble, and in 1990 became one of the cultural organizations publicly funded by the city of Mikkeli. From autumn 2012 to summer 2016, the orchestra’s Music Director was Sasha Mäkilä. Conductors Erkki Lasonpalo and Daniel Raiskin acted as the orchestra’s artistic partners during 2017–2019. Erkki Lasonpalo has been appointed chief conductor of the orchestra since 2020.

St. Michel Strings has won acclaim for its innovative programming of works for strings and is also known for its eagerness to collaborate with young composers from Finland and abroad. In order to diversify its concert offerings St. Michel Strings engages in numerous partnerships regularly performing joint concerts with other ensembles. The chamber configuration of the ensemble enables easy mobility. St. Michel Strings is capable of providing a full and authentic concert experience even without a conductor.

Among its recent accomplishments, St. Michel Strings participated in the prestigious Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea in summer 2013, and its recording Adagio, conducted by Grammy Award-winning conductor and composer José Serebrier, got Latin Grammy Award nomination. Recently St. Michel Strings has collaborated with soloists such as violinist Zia Hyunsu Shin, cellist Jian Wang and pianist Olli Mustonen. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of Jean Sibelius included St. Michel String’s tour in South Korea and China in March 2015 with Sibelius’ music.

Tuomas Ylinen

cello