monday 1.7.2019

Opening concert at Mikkeli market square

14.00 Mikkeli market square

Symphony orchestra Vivo
Erkki Lasonpalo, conductor

Free entry!

monday 1.7.2019

Opening concert

19.00 Mikaeli, Martti Talvela hall

Symphony orchestra Vivo
Erkki Lasonpalo, conductor - Viljami Kemppinen, violin

The concert will be broadcasted by The Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE.

Shostakovich: Festival Ouverture
Englund: Orchestral suite from the movie White Deer
Sibelius: Humoresques op. 87b nro 1, 4 & 2
Dvorak: Symphony nr 9 ”From the new world”

Tickets 35/25 € (incl. costs)

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tuesday 2.7.2019

Eirik´s journey to the world´s end

10.00 Mikaeli, chamber music hall

Teemu Laasanen, piano
Casting Tuuli Anikari, Risto Kopperi, Ismo Sievinen ja Tuomas Turkka

Eirik´s journey to the world´s end is a music fairytale written by Noora Nikka. The story goes along with Lyric pieces by Edvard Grieg.

Duration appr. 65 minutes, suitable for children over 5 years of age.

Tickets 15 €, family ticket (4 persons) 50 € (incl. costs)

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tuesday 2.7.2019

Economics seminar

14.00 Mikaeli, chamber music hall

How does Finland cope with changes in the world economy?

Economics seminar organized by the Bank of Finland.

Free entry!

tuesday 2.7.2019

Jari Sinkkonen, lecture

17.00 Mikaeli, Martti Talvela hall

Beloved children´s psychiatric Jari Sinkkonen gives a lecture about how important music is to children´s growth.

Tickets 35/25 € (incl. costs)

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tiistai 2.7.2019

The Fabulous Bäckström Brothers -show

19.00 Mikaeli, Martti Talvela hall

Petri Bäckström, tenor, Jouni Bäckström, baritone and Jukka Nykänen, piano. Epic music comedy directed by Toby Park and Aitor Basauri from the world famous Spy Monkey -group.

Tickets 35/25 € (incl. costs)

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tuesday 2.7.2019

Dinner with Jari Sinkkonen (CANCELLED)

21.00 Restaurant Mikaeli

We offer a rare opportunity to join dinner with the beloved children´s psychiatric Jari Sinkkonen. Jari will be open for conversation and questions about music and raising children. Three course meal is served with non-alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic beverages can be bought from the restaurant.

Dinner ticket 49 € (incl. costs)

wednesday 3.7.2019

Headquarters Symposium

10.00 Mikaeli, Martti Talvela hall

This year´s symposium debates over the climate change and security. 

Free entry!

[Program]

wednesday 3.7.2019

Russian Calendar

14.00 Mikaeli, chamber music hall

Irina Zahharenkova, piano

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons

Prokofiev: The fairies of the seasons

Field: Two Nocturnes

Prokofiev: Sonata Nr 2

Live recording of the recital will be made!
Tickets 35 € (incl. costs)

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wednesday 3.7.2019

Dinner with friends & music

16.00 Restaurant Mikaeli

Tarmo Peltokoski, piano
Students from Mikkeli music institute

Pro Musica -awarded pianist Tarmo Peltokoski is ready for improvisations upon themes suggested by the audience. There will also be performances by the gifted young players from the Mikkeli music institute. Dinner ticket consists of delicious Festival buffet along with the music program.

Dinner ticket 25 € (incl. costs)

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wednesday 3.7.2019

Presentation of the concert program

18.00 Restaurant Mikaeli

Professor Eero Tarasti presents the concert program to the public.

Free entry!

wednesday 3.7.2019

Mariinsky & Toradze

19.00 Mikaeli, Martti Talvela hall

Mariinsky orchestra, conducted by Valeri Gergiev
Alexander Toradze, piano

The concert will be broadcasted by The Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE.

Wagner: Prelude to the opera Lohengrin

Shostakovich: Piano concerto nr 2

Bruckner: Symphony nr 7

Tickets 79/59 € (incl. costs)

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thursday 4.7.2019

Doll´s Tale

10.00 Mikaeli, chamber music hall

Teemu Laasanen, piano
Risto Kopperi, narrator

Mikkeli Music Festival puts a lot of attention to the needs of children and their families. The music fairytale Doll´s Tale is a story about Dimitri and Anna, who are given a certain mission by their mother. The mission takes them to great adventure with lots of excitement but also laughter. Everything changes at the end of the journey.

Duration appr. 45 minutes, suitable for children over 3 years of age.

Music by Pjotr Tchaikovsky: Children´s Album op. 39.

Tickets 10 €, family ticket (4 persons) 35 € (incl. costs)

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thursday 4.7.2019

My Finnish Calendar

14.00 Mikaeli, chamber music hall

Iiro Rantala, piano

My Finnish Calendar is a whole new work by the famous jazz pianist Iiro Rantala, who plays through the four seasons and twelve months of the Finnish weather - which usually give nothing but disappointments. So, highly recommended!

Tickets 35€ (incl. costs)

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thursday 4.7.2019

Dinner with friends & music (CANCELLED)

16.00 Restaurant Mikaeli

Tarmo Peltokoski, piano
Students from Mikkeli music institute

Pro Musica -awarded pianist Tarmo Peltokoski is ready for improvisations upon themes suggested by the audience. There will also be performances by the gifted young players from the Mikkeli music institute. Dinner ticket consists of delicious Festival buffet along with the music program.

Dinner ticket 25 € (incl. costs)

thursday 4.7.2019

Presentation of the concert program

18.00 Mikaeli, chamber music hall

Professor Eero Tarasti presents the concert program to the public.

Free entry!

thursday 4.7.2019

Mariinsky & Tchaikovsky

19.00 Mikaeli, Martti Talvela hall

Mariinsky orchestra, conducted by Valeri Gergiev
Winners / Laureates of the 2019 Tchaikovsky competition

Tchaikovsky: Serenade Melancolique (violin)

Tchaikovsky: Rococo variations (cello)

Sibelius: Symphony nr 2

Tickets 79/59 € (incl. costs)

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thursday 4.7.2019

After Concert

21.30 Restaurant Mikaeli

Piano Desperados

Our musical dinners rise to the high point, when the stage is set for the young comedy group Piano Desperados. Festival buffet along with the laughter-guaranteed program will be served right after the Mariinsky concert has finished. Non-alcoholic drinks included. Alcoholic beverages can be bought from the restaurant.

Dinner ticket 49 € (incl. costs)

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friday 5.7.2019

Football match

12.00 Stadium Urski

The traditional football match between Mariinsky and Mikkeli representatives will be played again! Maestro Gergiev is a regular guest to be seen among the audience.

Free entry!

friday 5.7.2019

Kalle Holmberg -seminar

13.00 Mikaeli, Martti Talvela hall

The director Kalle Holmberg´s life work consists of many operas, such as Ratsumies and Punainen Viiva by Aulis Sallinen, Juha by Aarre Merikanto and Risto Ryti by Ilkka Kuusisto.

Our panel discussion will be joined by the composer Aulis Sallinen, singers Jorma Hynninen and Arja Saijonmaa, and professor Eero Tarasti. Short movie clips will also be shown.

The seminar is hosted by Erkki Liikanen, the chairman of the Finnish Symphonic Orchestras association.

Free entry!

friday 5.7.2019

Family concert

17.00 Mikaeli, Martti Talvela hall

St. Michel Strings

Satu Sopanen, speaker
Irina Zahharenkova & Teemu Laasanen, piano

Saint-Saëns: Carnival of Animals

Sibelius: Suite Mignonne op. 98

Janacek: Suite for string orchestra

1€ entry for ALL children of 7 years and under, along with the paying adult. Free art park for little children after the intermission, sponsored by OP Suur-Savo - adults can enjoy the second half of the concert without the smallest ones, we take good care of them. Free cookies and juice for everyone!

Tickets 19 €, family ticket (3 persons) 49,50 € (incl. costs)

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friday 5.7.2019

Grand Opera Gala

19.00 The Cathedral

Mariinsky orchestra, conducted by Valeri Gergiev
Singers from Tchaikovsky-competition winners/laureates

A magnificent end for the Mariinsky visit. Grand Opera Gala presents the most beloved opera arias, overtures and intermezzos. Program details to be announced later.

Tickets 79/59 € (incl. costs)

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