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Musica nova examines musical dialogues across the Atlantic


Finland’s largest contemporary music festival, Musica nova Helsinki, has published its upcoming programme. The festival will be held during 1–10 February 2019.

”This year’s festival explores many examples of cross-Atlantic musical and cultural dialogues – at a time when North America and Europe may be drifting apart politically. But on the contrary, a new generation of [...]

Ensemble intercontemporain will perform at Musica nova


This iconic contemporary music orchestra returns to Helsinki after a decade away!

Founded by Pierre Boulez in 1976, the Ensemble intercontemporain has earned its place as the world’s most esteemed chamber orchestra with a passion for contemporary music. Based in Paris, the orchestra is comprised of 31 top musicians specialising in 20th and 21st-century music. The [...]

Musica nova Helsinki thanks its audience!


Musica nova Helsinki gathered together 7 600 people to the concerts and lectures organized during the festival. Over half a million people followed the festival through Yle’s radio emissions and streamed concerts.

Musica nova thanks everyone involved and welcomes you all to the next festival in February 2019! The exact dates will be published later.

Musica nova Helsinki kicks off on Wednesday February 1


Finland’s biggest contemporary music event features over 20 concerts and a number of premieres by both Finnish and international composers. The festival starts with an opening concert by FRSO.

See whole program:


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 February 2019.