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News: Anssi Karttunen

Musica nova Helsinki, or Helsinki Biennale as it was called until 1997, has been a central part of my life since its creation 1981. The list of musicians and composers whom I have met at the festival and who have later become part of my everyday life is very long. To prove how formative the festival has been for me is very easy; as a student I went to the opening concert of the first Helsinki Biennale, where Siegfried Palm played B A... Read more

News: Musica nova Helsinki presents the latest contemporary music from all over the world

Press release, November 19, 2014 Musica nova Helsinki, February 6–14, 2015 Dialogues Musica nova Helsinki, Finland’s biggest festival of contemporary music, will run in 2015 from February 6 to 14. The theme for 2015 is Dialogues: between composers and performers, generations and genres. The repertoire is a survey of contemporary music from around the world today: the majority of the works have been written since 2000. The programme also takes... Read more

News: 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 group has become known for its uncompromising contemporary musical expertise as... Read more

News: 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 composers and performers form a community across those borders,... Read more

Page: Media

Media Festival photos (high res) downloadable from Flickr: Flickr Media The material below is free to use for journalistic purposes related to Musica nova Helsinki. Credits must be included. Festival photos: Maarit Kytöharju. Press releases: 21.11.2018 – Musica nova examines musical dialogues across the Atlantic Press images (.zip): Avanti! Bryce Dessner Crash Ensemble Daniel Bjarnason David Lang defunensemble Ensemble U Ensemble... Read more

Page: Info

Information Musica nova Helsinki is Finland’s biggest festival of contemporary music and one of the leading events of its kind in Europe. Held every other year, it was launched in 1981 as the Helsinki Biennale. Musica nova presents Finnish listeners with the most interesting new music, comments on topical issues and seeks to build bridges between contemporary music and other genres of the arts. Contact Producer: Minna Huuskonen... Read more

News: (fi) Ensimmäiset vuoden 2019 Musica nova Helsinki -festivaalin konsertit julkaistu

Sorry, this entry is only available in Finnish. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri, Peter Rundel, Katia Labèque, Marielle Labèque 1.2.2019 klo 19.00 Musiikkitalo, Konserttisali Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri ja pianoduo Katia ja Marielle Labèque esittävät Novan avajaisiltana uutta ja upeaa musiikkia. The... Read more

News: 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.... Read more

News: Musica nova Helsinki thanks its audience!

...Musica nova Helsinki gathered together 5 500 people to the concerts and lectures organized during the festival. Over half a million people followed the festival through the radio emissions and streamed concerts. Musica nova thanks everyone involved and welcomes you all to the next festival in February 2017! The exact dates will be published later.... Read more

News: (fi) Lue Novan festivaalilehti!

...Sorry, this entry is only available in Finnish. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Musica nova 2019 -festivaalin ohjelmistoa laajasti esittelevä tabloid-lehti on tuttuun tapaan jaossa ympäri kaupunkia. Lataa lehti tästä (pdf) » Lehden voi myös lukea digitaalisesti: https://issuu.com/musicanova3/docs/musica-nova-2019-tabloid-webres-2... Read more

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