The Loviisa Sibelius Festival


Greetings from Artistic director

Dear audience,

welcome to the Loviisa Sibelius Festival 2020!

During these dark times of Covid-19, many concerts have been rearranged and some even cancelled altogether.

It is my pleasure to tell you that we, the Sibelius Festival team, have decided to keep to the festival dates and proceed at least partly according to the festival plans.

We have, however, been forced to make some changes in the program due to the circumstances. The Ocarina choir will perform with a smaller ensemble, as will the Lohja City Orchestra, which is why we have decided to replace Sibelius’ Sixth Symphony with Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony – an appropriate change, considering the fact that we are celebrating Beethoven’s anniversary this very year.

I hope that you, dear audience, will find your way to our concerts performed at the Loviisa Sibelius Festival so that we can enjoy the music and experience its vibrant colours together.

I wish you captivating musical moments!


Jan-Erik Gustafsson

Artistic Director