Baltic Tour: Les Agrémens & Ensemble Nylandia
The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, together with the Finnish baroque orchestra, Ensemble Nylandia, CAV & MA (Centre d’Art Vocal et de Musique Ancienne) and the festival umbrella organisation, Festivals de Wallonie, is supporting a concert series called Baltic Tour. There will be four concerts between July and September 2018 at festivals that are part of the Festivals de Wallonie platform across the francophone region of Belgium. Les Agrémens, the ensemble directed by the well-known Belgian composer Guy Van Waas will be joined by three soloists from Ensemble Nylandia to add some Finnish flavour: Anni Elonen (violin), Riittaliissa Hakulinen (viola) and Tatu Ahola (cello).
MUSIQ’3 Festival: Nordic Vibes
The Musiqu’3 Festival is presenting a wide range of Finnish musicians this summer as part of this year’s Nordic Vibes theme. The three-day festival, which takes place at the end of June and the beginning of July, will feature music by leading Finnish artists as well as Finnish musicians who are in the early stages of their international career. Established in 2011, the festival has from its inception placed an emphasis on bringing classical music to a broad, young and as diverse as possible audience. The festival organisers take pride in their openness and willingness to experiment and aim to present a rich pallet of musical genres. The festival features choral music, folk music, world music, jazz and even rock sounds.
Remembering 1918 – European Dreams of Modernity
Remembering 1918 – European Dreams of Modernity is a project of the Brussels-based Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, which is organised in partnership with European cultural and academic institutes. The aim of the project is to cast a critical and unbiased eye on the events of 1918 and their impact on the next one hundred years. The project’s most important events include conferences that will take place all over Europe and will feature voices from the fields of academia, journalism, literature and the arts. In Finland, the conference will take place at Think Corner (Tiedekulma) in Helsinki on 16 May 2018.
Benelux countries and Finland
The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux promotes artistic collaboration between Finland and the Benelux countries. The aim is to encourage more visits by international productions to Finland and see the potential for the Benelux region to act as a springboard for Finland’s most exciting artists into the international scene. Due to Finland’s relatively remote geographic position, Finnish artists face greater challenges in gaining recognition for their work internationally, compared with their central European peers.