EVENTS

Lohja Soi

Upcoming Events

    Avajaiskonsertti
  • 06 Aug 2018 19:00 Laurentius Hall

    Opening Concert

    The opening concert of the Lohja Soi festival offers music mostly from the classical period, but starts out with more modern works. The first half of the concert includes string quartet renditions of Benjamin Britten’s folk music arrangements. We also hear soprano Helena Juntunen interpret Guillaume Lekeu’s vocal music and Read more »

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  • 08 Aug 2018 19:00 Laurentius Hall

    World Renowned Baritone

    Kristian Attila, a particularly accomplished lied pianist, and Tommi Hakala, a world famous baritone, have more than 20 years of shared musical history behind them. At the Laurentius Hall, the duo performs a German-Finnish repertoire that plunges into the core of German lieder and showcases jewels of Finnish vocal music. Read more »

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  • Tenorirokkia
  • 09 Aug 2018 19:00 Lohjan Teatteri

    Rock at the Theatre

    Tenor Tom Nyman, who describes himself as an all-round music man, reveals his rock sensibilities at the festival. Together with his band, Nyman thrills the theatre audience with a wide range of canonised popular music, incl. songs by The Beatles, Cream, Joe Cocker, and David Bowie. These artists were of Read more »

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  • 10 Aug 2018 19:00 Laurentius Hall

    Best From Finland – Merikanto's 150th Anniversary

    The concert pays homage to the composers of Finnish romanticism. The main role is reserved for the music of Oskar Merikanto, which reflects the Finnish mentality years on end. Merikanto was a man of the people and folk songs acted as a starting point for a lot of his works. Read more »

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  • 11 Aug 2018 19:00 Laurentius Hall

    Merry Operetta

     Soloists from Sibelius Academy and the Lohja City Orchestra conducted by Markus Lehtinen perform music of e.g. well-known Hungarian operetta composers Emmerich Kálmán and Franz Lehár. Besides operetta arias and duets, the concert programme includes orchestral pieces by Johan Strauss the Younger and Otto Nicolai. Soloists from Sibelius Academy Opera: Jussi Vänttinen Read more »

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  • 11 Aug 2018 15:00 Laurentius Hall

    Goldilocks And the Three Bears - A Musical Fairytale

    The English folk tale has been thoroughly overhauled by Jukka Linkola. The original story is augmented with a narrative of a child’s longing and overcoming it. The theme of friendship is at the core of the tale, other essential themes including joy, sense of community, and diversity. The music and Read more »

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  • 11 Aug 2018 11:00 Lohja Marketplace

    Meeting at Market

    Having gained significant popularity in the past, free open air concerts on the marketplace are also a part of this year’s Lohja Soi festival. On August 11th the concert is surrounded by other events,  incl. dance performances and the final of Lohja Soi Karaoke Competition. Come and find out who Read more »

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  • 12 Aug 2018 15:00 Laurentius Hall

    As Long As I May Sing

    Oskar Merikanto composed a large quantity of songs to texts by Finnish poets. The composer felt  closely attuned with the poetry of J. H. Erkko, and this concert is named after one of those poems. In the concert, star vocalists are accompanied by a folk instrument ensemble with a wide array Read more »

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  • muistojen-bulevardi
  • 15 Aug 2018 19:00 Lohjan Teatteri

    Memory Lane

    This concert offers a trip down memory lane with a wide array of nostalgic schlagers from the 40s and 50s. The programme includes both Finnish songs and international evergreens. The pieces have been arranged by Antti Sarpila and Kimmo Leppälä. The traditional arrangements and orchestration carry the audience back to Read more »

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  • suuri-ooppera-gaala
  • 16 Aug 2018 19:00 Laurentius Hall

    Grand Opera Gala

    The Grand Opera Gala showcases the talent of several Finnish opera singers who have take the world stages. The opera stars perform arias from various composers, e.g. Mozart, Wagner, Bizet, and Verdi. The Grand Opera Gala has been the crown favourite amongst the festival programme for quite some time. Camilla Read more »

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  • Handel-Messias-2
  • 17 Aug 2018 19:00 Lohja Church

    Händel: Messiah

    During the lifetime of Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759), Messiah was performed by a choir of 20-30 singers, a small string ensemble, and a limited number of wind instruments. After the composer’s passing, the piece saw a massive boom in England and the original score was blatantly altered and the size Read more »

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  • 18 Aug 2018 20:00 Lohja Museum

    Stars and Diamonds at Night

    This big band gala concert has gained great popularity in previous years. The Arriba! Big Band offers a nostalgia trip on the grounds of the Lohja City Museum. A whole array of Finnish star vocalists step on stage to perform their swinging hits. Angelika Klas Arja Koriseva Annimaria Rinne Fredi Read more »

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  • Tahtisopraano
  • 18 Aug 2018 15:00 Karjalohja Church

    Star Soprano

    Camilla Nylund, a world-renowned lyric-dramatic soprano, and Marita Viitasalo, a pianist with an international career join forces in a lied concert. The concert programme includes most essential and difficult pieces in the lied repertoire: works by Richard Strauss, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, Claude Debussy, and adorable songs by Toivo Kuula. Viitasalo Read more »

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  • 18 Aug 2018 11:00 Lohja Marketplace

    Meeting at Market

    Free open air concerts have gained great popularity at Lohja Soi. This year the Lohja marketplace enjoys the performances of Arja Koriseva and Hannu Lehtonen as well as the winner of the 2016 Lohjan Tenoripäivät tango karaoke competition, Juha Pirinen. Arja Koriseva Hannu Lehtonen Juha Pirinen Arriba! Big Band, conductor Kimmo Read more »