French Afternoon, soloist Matti Pesonen

French Afternoon, soloist Matti Pesonen

A French afternoon with one of the largest digital organs in Finland

August 8th, 2019 at 5 p.m. in Forest Hall, Sibelius Hall

Performed by Matti Pesonen, a Finnish artist who enjoys a monthly sponsorship by a pension fund company.
Pesonen will perform music by composers such as César Franckin, Frédéric Chopinin and Marcel Duprén.
Free entry
Programme 10€
Òrgano Latino english

Òrgano Latino english

Órgano Latino

August 8th at 7 p.m. in Sibelius Hall


The celebration of Latin-American music and dance! The international group of performers will bring the beloved, Argentinian “Misa criollan” by Ariel Ramírez and Vicente Bianchi’s “Misa a la chilenan”, based on Chilean folk music, to Sibelius Hall. Astonishing organ solos, tango and folk dances from different Latin American countries are also in the cards.


Tickets: 30€ + delivery fee (from 1€

Pre-sales: Ticket box of Sibelius Hall, and at the door one hour prior to the concert


Jimi Järvinen, Organ

Martin Alvarado, tenor

Sanna Mansikkaniemi, charango and flute

Kave Ensemble:

Dmitri Timoshenko, guitar

Silvo Vatanen, charango and flute

João Lopes, percussion

Saija Hostikka, double bass

Olli Kari, accordion

Lahti Organ Festival Choir

Askelten Palo (Pasos de Fuego)

Paola Elean & Raido Lill




A joyful community singing event in the park of the Church of the Cross takes place for the second time! The songs are accompanied by the Lahti congregation brass band Concert Band. The band is led by Miikka Kallio, whose own band also accompanies the songs. The lovely Johanna Boedecker will guide us to the songs as the vocalist, and the host of the event is Mikko Matias Peltoniemi. Come join us and sing familiar songs with our joyful crowd!




5.8. klo 19 Ristinkirkon puistikko

Iloinen yhteislaulutapahtuma Ristinkirkon puistikossa viime vuoden tapaan! Lauluja säestää Lahden seurakuntien puhallinorkesterin Concert Band johtajanaan Miikka Kallio, sekä Miikka Kallion bändi. Esilaulajana ja laulusolistina ihana Johanna Boedecker ja tyylikkäänä juontajana Mikko Matias Peltoniemi.

Tule kanssamme iloiseen joukkoon laulamaan tuttuja lauluja!

Viimeiset kiusaukset english

Viimeiset kiusaukset english



(The Last Temptations)

First performance: Tuesday, August 6th at 7 p.m.

Second performance: Sunday, August 11th at 3 p.m.

The Church of the Cross, Kirkkokatu 4, Lahti

Viimeiset kiusaukset, composed by Joonas Kokkonen, is a primally spiritual story of the Finnish Awakening leader Paavo Ruotsalainen, and over the years it has become one of the prominent classics of the Finnish opera. Viimeiset kiusaukset has been performed almost 300 times around the world, including venues like the Metropolitan.

Paavo must decide between his family and his work as a lay preacher. His wife Riitta passes away and his son Juhana is murdered. God has punished me with an iron whip through all my life: it has been deserved, sings the protagonist in Act I.

Come and experience the charm of the opera!

Tickets: 35€ + delivery fee (from 1€

Advance tickets: and at the door an hour prior to the concert

Group sales (over 10 people):

Composer:  Joonas Kokkonen

Libretto: Lauri Kokkonen

Based on Lauri Kokkonen’s play by the same name

Director: Jukka Saarman

Conductor: Esa Heikkilä

Paavo Ruotsalainen: Juha Pikkarainen
Riitta: Sirkka Parviainen
Seppä Högman: Raimo Laukka
Juhana: Jukka Saarman
1. man: : Lassi Virtanen
2. man:: Kristian Lindroos
3. man:  Jaakko Hietikko
1. woman: Leena Kanninen
2. woman: Aurora Ikävalko
3. woman: Pilvi Äikäs
Anna-Loviisa: Marja Jäppinen
Albertiina: Silvia Lempinen

Organ´s: Pauliina Hyry

Piano: Tero Valtonen

Lahden Bach-kuoro,
conductor Jori Männistö