Rauma Festivo is a five day chamber music festival that takes place in the unique surroundings of Old Rauma, the largest wooden town centre in the Nordic countries.The concerts, matinees, lectures, street musicians, and pop up concerts performing in usually closed private gardens make music and world-class artists available to all, locals and visitors.
Amongst other venues, chamber music is heard in Poselli, a former chapel, which is very highly regarded for its acoustics. There are also concerts in the Church of the Holy Cross (Pyhän Ristin kirkko), a medieval church built by the Rauma Franciscan Friary, and also in the thrilling attic of the Rauma Maritime Museum which formerly served as a maritime college. Daily there are also concerts free of charge which are a great opportunity for children to hear live acoustic music being performed.
In the year 2013 Rauma Festivo had its 30th anniversary. The festival was founded by Ralf Gothóni and is now established as the most high-level festival in town. Since 2012 the artistic director of the event has been violinist and conductor Jan Söderblom (http://www.jansoderbom.fi/) who is now taking a year off and will be taking the lead again in 2016. The artistic director of the 2015 and 2017 festivals is bass Mika Kares (http://www.mikakares.net/) who is building a very impressive career on the main opera arenas in Europe.
Welcome to Rauma Festivo!
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