After last year successful concerts in Finland, the Italian pianist and conductor Filippo Faes will be back again to the Festival Lounais-Hämeen Musiikkipäivät  which takes place between June and July. APM has been deeply involved in this project and we are extremely proud to announce it.

Filippo is going to play as soloist and also as conductor in 3 concerts with the Kharkiv Opera and Theater Symphony Orchestra and soprano Mari Palo.

It is going to be a great music event! This year, together with Filippo, our special guest at the festival is the Kharkiv Opera and Theater Symphony Orchestra, which will perform in three concerts with a 30-piece ensemble, in Forssa, Nuutajärvi and Jokioinen manor park. In the traditional picnic concert organized in the park on July 1st the orchestra will be led by its chief conductor Dmytro Morozov.

Currently, the main part of the orchestra of the Kharkiv Opera is in Slovakia, where it practices and from where it makes performance trips around Europe. Some of the musicians are still in Kharkiv, where they perform in bomb shelters, metro stations and other public spaces, bringing joy and hope to the plight of people in the midst of war.

You can find the programme of the concerts here:


30th June, Forssa
M. Verbytsky – S. Lyudkevych. Symphony №1 in D-dur
G. Rossini. Overture to the opera “The Barber of Seville”
W.A. Mozart, piano concert 503
W.A. Mozart, Symphony №40 in g-moll
M. Ravel, Pavane pour une infante defunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess)
H. Purcell, Rondeau Abdelazer “Revenge of the Moor”
Yu. Alzhnev, “Christmas Diptych” H. Lyashenko. “Little Rain”

1st July, Jokioinen manor park, picnic concert
H. Kaski, Preludio op. 7
A. Dvorak: Mesicku na nebi hlubokem (Rusalka) arr.
L. Pulakka, archi e pianoforte o arpa
G. Fauré, Sicilienne (da Pelléas et Mélisande)
G. Puccini, O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
O. Merikanto, Kesäilta – Valssi op.1 O. Merikanto: Omenankukat, arr. P.G.
T. Kuula, Lampaanpolska Aamulaulu, arr. P. G.
J. Sibelius, Valse triste op. 44
R. Badding Somerjoki: Valot, arr. P.G.
G.d. Godzinsky: Sulle salaisuuden kertoa mä voisin, arr. P.G.
O. Merikanto, Pai pai paitaressu
G. Fauré: Pavane op. 50 Piazzolla: Yo soy Maria (Maria de Buenos Aires)

2nd July Nuutajärvi Lasikylä, Urjala
W.A. Mozart: La clemenza di Tito – Ouverture
W.A. Mozart: Concerto for piano and orchestra n.12, K. 414
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s cave) op. 26
F. Schubert: Symphony in B flat n. 5 BIS:
P. Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana, Intermezzo


Toi toi toi!

The event takes place in collaboration and with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute of Helsinki.

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