KALEVI AHO APPOINTED AS THE COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE
AT KUMAUS FESTIVAL 2024
In 2024, Kumaus Festival starts a new composer-in-residence program, the first composer being Kalevi Aho! Kalevi Aho is internationally one of the most acclaimed composers of our time, and we are happy and honoured to welcome him to Kumaus Festival!
At the festival, we will premiere Kalevi Aho's new work "Kumaus" for accordion, percussion and double bass. As composer-in-residence, Aho can be seen and heard at many different occasions at the upcoming Kumaus Festival.
More information coming soon!
Kumaus Festival is a chamber music festival located on the shore of the Lake Saimaa in southeastern Finland city of Lappeenranta. Kumaus has shaken up the Finnish festival field since the year 2019. The approach of the festival is strictly with the new generation of musicians, with the aim of breaking the traditional, building the new and creating an event of its own kind in the already undeniably wide range of festivals in Finland.
The core of the festival consists of Lappeenranta city orchestra's double bassist Helka Seppälä and percussionist Lauri Pekkarinen, as well as Lappeenranta-born accordion artist and conductor Janne Valkeajoki. Equally at the center of the festival is the "base" of the event, the artist-run cultural space Nuijamies.
We warmly welcome You to Kumaus Festival on 14–18 August 2024!