The Loviisa Sibelius Festival

Previous years

The Loviisa Sibelius Festival since 1989 –

1. 11–13 August 1989
– 6 events: 3 concerts, a music cruise, 2 lectures
– Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Erik Tawastjerna

2. 10–2 August 1990
– 9 events: 4 concerts, a music cruise, 2 lectures, an evening of entertainment à la Bellman, the movie “Amadeus”
– Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Avanti, Kari Kriikku, Jaakko Kuusisto, Pia-Gun Anckar, Folke Gräsbeck, Vox Artis

3. 14–16 August 1992
The Centenary Celebration of the Kullervo Symphony
– 7 events: 5 concerts, a talk, a panel discussion
– The Finnish RSO with Paavo Berglund, The Estonian choir  RAM , Sennu Laine, Raija Kerppo, Itzumi Tateno, Trio Tapiola

4. 1–3 September 1995
Loviisa 250th Anniversary Celebration
– 5 events: 4 concerts, an evening of music by Jean Sibelius
– Lahti Symphony Orchestra with Osmo Vänskä, Linda Lampenius, Timo Koskinen, Manfred Gräsbeck, Folke Gräsbeck, Munir Bakieh, Eva Gräsbeck- Bakieh, Solveig Gräsbeck, Yvonne Gräsbeck- Mountassir

5. 12–14 June 1998
Svartholma 250th Anniversary Celebration
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson appointed Artistic Director of the festival
– the festival became a yearly event (the week-end before midsummer)
– 7 concerts of which one a jazz concert
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Paavali Jumppanen, Elina Vähälä, Ralf Gothόni, Ilari Angervo, Jan Söderblom, Marko Ylönen, Petri Aarnio, Anna KreettaTurunen, Lenni-Kalle Taipale Trio

6. 17–20 June 1999
– 8 concerts
– Virtuosi di Kuhmo, Konstantin Bogino, Paavali Jumppanen, Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Elina Vähälä, Anna Kreetta Turunen, Tero Latvala, Jan Söderblom, Jaakko Kuusisto, Susanna Mälkki, Matti Hirvikangas, Tarja Nyberg, Olli Räty, Marko Putkonen

7. 16–18 June 2000
– 8 concerts including two for children and one jazz
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Jari Valo, Mi-kyung Lee, Ilari Angervo, Matti Hirvikangas, Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Reka Szilvay, Konstantin Bogino, The Poppoo, Huvitutti (Satu Sopanen + Mukaralla, TV 2), Suomen Sinfoninen Vaskiyhtye, Rajaton

8. 15–17 June 2001
– membership of Finland Festival
– 7 concerts including one for children and one jazz
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Ilari Angervo, Elisabeth Batiashvili, Matti Hirvikangas, Jaakko  Kuusisto, Annamari Pölhö, Mats Rondin, Olli Räty, Kati Salovaara, Jan Söderblom, Mirka Viitala, Rajaton, Trio Töykeät, Kosti Kotiranta ja Meritähden Paatti-orkesteri

9. 13–16 June 2002
– 8 concerts of which one featuring jazz and one gipsy music
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Virtuosi di Kuhmo & Peter Csaba, Vertavo String Quartet (Norway), Mi-kyung Lee, Joakim Svenheden (Sweden), Lawrence Power (Great Britain), Sennu Laine, Martin Fröst (Sweden), Arto Satukangas, Vasile Pantir & co, The Bronson: Mikko Helevä, Teemu Viinikainen, Teppo Mäkynen, Jukka Perko

10. 11–16 June 2003
– 6 concerts
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Elisabeth Batiashvili, Emma Vähälä, Jan Söderblom, Lawrence Power, Matti Hirvikangas, Taneli Turunen, Ville Väätäinen, Naoko Ichihashi, Raili Viljakainen, Mika Väyrynen, Rajaton

11. 17–20 June 2004
– 7 concerts including one jazz and one outdoor choir concert
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Emma Vähälä, Pietari Inkinen, Ilari Angervo, Ville Väätäinen, Eero Heinonen, Christoffer Sundqvist, Jaakko Luoma, Esa Tukia, Mika Väyrynen, Jukka Perko- viisikko & Emma Salokoski, Seminaarinmäen Mieslaulajat, Kaj-Erik Gustafsson + the choirs Lovisakören and ÖNSMF

12. 16–19 June 2005
– 6 concerts including one jazz and one outdoor concert
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Petri Aarnio, Ilari Angervo, Arvid Engegård, Matti Hirvikangas, Juliet Jopling, Maija Linkola, Alexander Melnikov, Martti Rousi, Jenni Sinkkonen, Jari Valo, Laura Vikman, Ville Väätäinen, Severi Pyysalo Trio

13. 15–17 June 2006
– 6 concerts of which one cappella rock
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Arvid Engegård, Ismo Eskelinen, Juliet Jopling, Per Lundberg, Lilli Maijala, Kaisa Ranta, Elina Vuorela, Emma Vähälä, Fork, Seminaarinmäen Mieslaulajat

14. 14–16 June 2007
– 8 concerts including one in Lapinjärvi and one in Pernaja
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Arvid Engegård, Ismo Eskelinen, Mikael Fagerholm, Kaj-Erik Gustafsson, Kari Hänninen, Juliet Jopling, Atte Kilpeläinen, Annikka Konttori, Alexander Melnikov, Priya Mitchell, Mikko Moilanen, Annika Ollinkari, Atle Sponberg, Herman Wallén, Mika Väyrynen

15. 11–14 June 2008
– 8 concerts including one in Lapinjärvi and one in Ruotsinpyhtää
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Arvid Engegård, Kaj-Erik Gustafsson, Juliet Jopling, Barnabás Kelemen, Nonna Knuuttila, Katalin Kokas, Anna Laakso, Per Nyström, Valeria Resjan, Isaac Rodriguez, Atle Sponberg, Knut Erik Sundqvist, Helena Tenhunen, Mika Väyrynen

16. 3–6 June 2009
– 8 concerts of which one in Pernaja
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Daniel Blendulf, Arvid Engegård, Juliet Jopling, Nonna Knuuttila, Alexander Melnikov, Massimo Quarta, Siina ja Taikaradio, Atle Sponberg, Knut Erik Sundquist, Mika Väyrynen

17. 9–13 June 2010
– 9 concerts of which one in Pernaja
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Kirill Gerstein, Nonna Knuuttila, Tuomas Lehto, Maija Linkola, Raphaël Oleg, David Quiggle, Loviisan Big Band, Rajaton, Lastenmusiikkiorkesteri Ammuu!, Lovisakören

18. 25 – 27 August 2011
– 6 concerts
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Nonna Knuuttila, Arvid Engegård, Juliet Jopling, Atle Sponberg, Alina Pogostkina, Eldar Nebolsin, Jean S.

19. 16–18 August 2012
– 8 concerts
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Mi-kyung Lee, Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Ismo Eskelinen, Eldar Nebolsin, Timo-Veikko Valve, Alexander Zemzov, Ulf Wallin, Mika Väyrynen, Veeti Kallio

20. 22–24 August 2013
– 6 concerts
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Valeria Resjan, Lily-Marlene Puusepp, Lohja Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa Heikkilä, FORK

21. 4–6 September 2014
– 6 concerts
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Andrej Bielow, Razvan Popovici, Kalevi Kiviniemi, Diana Ketler, Kalle Katz, Mirella Pendolin-Katz, Mikko ”Gunu” Karjalainen, Thomas Törnroos, Sampo Tiittanen, Joonatan Rautio, Tobias Andersin, Lohja Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa Heikkilä, Rajaton

22. 10–12 September 2015
150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius in 2015
– 5 concerts
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Yuri Zhislin, Natalia Lomeiko, Mika Väyrynen, Paavali Jumppanen, Päivi Nisula, Anna Danik, Ville Rusanen, Lohja Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa Heikkilä

23. 8–10 September 2016
– 6 concerts
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Andrey Baranov, Linda Bärlund, Diana Ketler, Siret Lust, Mika Väyrynen, Alexander Zemzov, Lohja Symphony Orchestra

24. 7–10 September 2017
– 6 concerts of which one in Porvoo and one for children
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Paavali Jumppanen, Razvan Popovici, Elina Vähälä, Mika Väyrynen, Monica Groop, Tuomas Katajala, Lohja Symphony Orchestra, Satu Sopanen & Tuttiorkesteri

25. 5–8.9.2018
– 6 concerts of which one in Porvoo, one at the Manor House of Malmgård and one for children
– Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Jannika Gustafsson, Razvan Popovici, Christoffer Sundqvist, Vikingur Olafsson, Jan Söderblom, Pami Karvonen, Tuuli Lindeberg, Lohja City Orchestra, Mimmit, string quartet from Porvoo music institute; Sonja Hurtta, Emma Boberg, Emelie Malm, Saima Malmivaara, dancer Siiri Terävä