Composer Sebastian Fagerlund’s new opera Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) got its premiere at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.
Music festivals play an essential part in the Finnish summer, and the pace doesn’t slow down as the season progresses. Whether your favourite music is tango, rock, classical, jazz or some other genre, the great number of festivals ensures that there’s bound to be something you like.
The year Francisco Tárrega composed the waltz that later became the Nokia ringtone
The year Ruisrock, Finland's oldest (and Europe's second-oldest) rock fest, was founded
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