The Sounds of Luosto festival will be organized 29.7-1.8.2021 on the Luosto and Pyhä fells, as well as in downtown Sodankylä. Concert venues include the 330 year old wooden church of Sodankylä, and the one-of-a-kind outdoor stage built directly into the slopes of Luosto Fell.
This new four-day classical music festival is an opportunity to hear concerts with music from over 900 years. The weekend consists of 4 performances, with works by 27 different composers.
In addition to numerous hidden gems, the programing also features many great masterpieces from throughout the ages. Listeners will have opportunities to hear works by significant Finnish ccomposers, including Kaija Saariaho, Minna Leinonen, Kalevi Aho, and of course, Jean Sibelius. The festival also opens with a concert featuring the world premiere of Voara, commissioned from young composer Elisar Riddelin specifically for this festival.
The 2021 festival is themed around nature and the environment. Carefully curated programs bring the audience on journeys that explore humankind’s relationship to nature and the ongoing environmental catastrophe. The theme is also center to the various side-attractions of the weekend, including talks and activities.
The festival’s main concert is a performance on 31.7 by the Lapland Chamber Orchestra on the slopes of Luosto, conducted by principal guest conductor Tomas Djusjöbacka.
The Sounds of Luosto festival is the primary production project of Kuusikko soi ry. The intention is to produce the festival annually, for both Finnish and international audiences.
Get to know the program and the performers of the 2021 festival!