Culture for all tastes
Culture is produced and consumed in the Lahti region abundantly. Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Sibelius Hall and Finlandia Club guarantee that music and entertainment can be found for every taste. If you prefer music clubs, the legendary venues of Torvi and Tirra, Möysä and many other clubs offer live music in a relaxed atmosphere.
QUICK LINKS TO CONCERTS AND ART
Concerts and music clubs
Classical music, pop and rock - click here to check the places where you can enjoy music in Lahti.
Soile Yli-Mäyry's Art Castle in Orimattila, Galleria Uusi Kipinä and many other galleries are open year around.
In Orimattila Art Museum you can find a collection of the Finnish Golden Era, such as art from Gallén-Kallela, Schjerfbeck and Edelfelt.
FINNISH CULTURE IN ANNUAL MUSIC EVENTS
Lahti Symphony Orchestra's Sibelius Festival
Sibelius is Finland’s most famous composer internationally, whose music has won admirers in all parts of the globe. With its annual Sibelius Festival, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra aims to gather together Sibelius’s friends from all over the world and to offer them a truly memorable weekend in the company of Sibelius’s music.
Iitti Music Festival
Iitti Music Festival is an event focusing primarily on chamber music. It takes place mainly in the idyllic village of Iitti and its wooden cruciform church – over 300 years old and one of the finest of its kind in Finland. The Festival culminates in the hauling of a piano up to the site of an ancient hill fortress for a midnight open-air concert.
Sysmän Suvisoitto - Sysmä Summer Sounds
The Summer Sounds festival is a series of concerts taking place in the beautiful countryside in e.g. manor houses and churches, in the vicinity of the Lake Päijänne. The program is focused on both classical and contemporary music.
Hollo ja Martta Folk Dance and Music Festival
Hollo & Martta Festival is an annual international folk dance and music festival held in Hollola. In October-November, the week-long festival also features a large sample of Finnish folk dances, in addition to a large European dance book.
Lahti International Organ Festival
International organ music festival held in Lahti every August. Both classical and contemporary music concerts in the Church of the Cross and Sibelius Hall.