Radio Symphony Orchestra

Wed 1.2. at 19
Music Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets 33-9 €, Ticketmaster

The opening concert, conducted by new Artistic Director André de Ridder, features Finnish and European premieres from international and Finnish awarded composers.

Opening Club

Wed 1.2. at 21.30
G Livelab
Tickets: 20 / 15 €, G Livelab

Electric guitar takes the lead at Nova’s late-night first-day session


UMO & Kari Ikonen: Twelve Fn Kies

Thu 2.2. 15.30, 16.30 & 18.30
Kamppi Centre
Free entry

Antti Auvinen’s new concerto for Moog synthesizer and big band will fill the Kamppi Centre in three different concerts.

Veli Kujala, recital

Thu 2.2. at 17.00
Kamppi Chapel
Free entrance

This recital presents one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Finnish music, as both composer and performer.


European premiere of Grawemeyer Award-winning Play at Musica nova Helsinki


The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra is to perform Play by American composer Andrew Norman at the opening concert of Musica nova Helsinki on February 1. Recent winner of the Grawemeyer Award, Play will replace the premiere of Tyondai Braxton’s TELEKINESIS.

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project performed “Play’s” premiere in 2013, and released a recording on its [...]

Matthew Herbert to perform at Musica nova


The experimental producer, DJ and musician Matthew Herbert will perform at Musica nova on the 5th of February. His latest record The Music was released in 2016 – as a book.

“Somewhere buried in the last 100 years between the invention of the microphone, the tape machine, the sampler and the computer, music has undergone a [...]

Festival tabloid published!


The Musica nova Helsinki tabloid features articles and presentations of the festival’s artists and composers. It’s distributed in the Helsinki center, at the festival venues, libraries and cafés. The articles are mostly in Finnish.

Whole program published!


Contemporary art music meets modern electronic at Musica nova Helsinki. Alongside new classical music the festival, under the theme of Open Spaces, will also be focusing more strongly than before on electronic music and avant-garde pop.

The chief guests are Grawemeyer Award-winning Michel van der Aa from the Netherlands, American composer, guitarist and multimedia artist Tyondai Braxton, the stargaze collective [...]


Musica nova Helsinki

Musica nova Helsinki is Finland’s largest contemporary music festival. Held biennially, it presents the very latest music, composers now making their mark internationally, and contemporary classics.

The next Musica nova Helsinki is held on 1.-12.2.2017. 

Gallery 2015

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