The festival offers high quality concert experiences at central locations surrounding the Senate Square and historical Helsinki. The neighbourhood’s architecturally unique art nouveau style halls, recently cafés and beautiful churches provide an idyllic setting for many characterful concerts.
Aleksanterinkatu 26, 00120 Helsinki
The building in which Café Engel is located is one of the oldest in Helsinki. The groung floor was built in 1765 in the place of an old pipe factory. The architect is unknown. In the 1830's two floors were added and Carl Ludwig Engel (1778-1840) designed the facade. Engel begun his studies in his hometown Berlin and continued them later in St. Petersburg during the reign of Alexandre the II. He designed many Empire style buildings around the Senate Square including the Dome of Helsinki, the University Hall and the University Library.
At Café Engel, Friday July 5th, 12pm
“30 min of Classical”
Yrjönkatu 18, 00120 Helsinki
At Ballroom G18, Wednesday July 3rd, 7pm
Lönnrotinkatu 5, 00120 Helsinki
Founded in 1977 by Kaj Forsblom, Galerie Forsblom holds a unique position in the Nordic art scene as one of the largest and most international contemporary art galleries by bringing international established artists to its exhibition spaces in Helsinki and Stockholm. While the exhibition programs consist of a wide range of medias within the visual arts, Galerie Forsblom is highly profiled as presenting excellence in contemporary painting as well as sculpture. Galerie Forsblom has from the very beginning presented established domestic art to local and international audiences, and today the Studio functions as a space for presenting a careful selection of younger artists.
At Galerie Forsblom, Wednesday July 4th, 5pm
Helsinki City Museum
Aleksanterinkatu 16, 00170 Helsinki
The Helsinki City Museum is the world’s only museum focusing on Helsinki. Personal experiences and everyday life of people in Helsinki are highlighted and reflected in the museum’s items and photographs. The Helsinki City Museum is located in the oldest blocks of the city near the Senate Square, and entrance is always free of charge. In the City Museum, everyone has the opportunity to fall in love with Helsinki.
At Helsinki City Museum, Saturday July 6th, 12 pm
Children's Corner: “Ferdinand the Bull"
Robert's Coffee Jugend
Pohjoisesplanadi 19, 00170 Helsinki
Robert’s Coffee Jugend is a café on the Pohjois-Esplanadi street, designed by Lars Sonck. This art nouveau space is a couple hundred years old, and it was refurbished into a café respecting the original architecture. In Robert’s Coffee Jugend, almost all the food is prepared on site, and the venue features a small gourmet ice-cream factory, which guarantees fresh and delicious gelato, and a slow bakery, where we bake sour-dough bread in our stone hearth oven.
At Robert's Coffee Jugend, Wednesday July 3rd, 2 pm
Kanavaranta 7 D, 00160 Helsinki
Atmospheric wine bar in Katajanokka.
At Sköne, Thursday July 4th, 8 pm
Temppeliaukio Rock Church
Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki
At Temppeliaukio Rock Church, Saturday July 7th, 7 pm
Unioninkatu 29, 00100 Helsinki
Helsinki Cathedral is a part of the Empire style area of central Helsinki designed by architect Carl Ludvig Engel and planner Johan Albrekt Ehrenström. The neoclassical church was designed by Engel, whose work was continued after his death by architect Ernst Bernhard Lohrmann. The church was built between 1830 and 1852 and taken into use in 1852. It was originally known as St Nicholas' Church, referring to Russian Tsar Nicholas I, who commissioned the building until the independence of Finland in 1917.
At Helsinki Cathedral, Friday July 5th, 8 pm
The photos and texts are taken from the websites of the venues.