Turku Music Festival brings elevator music to the city center

Turku Music Festival and Turku City Centre Association enter unknown territory when producing an elevator music tour in the elevators of the city center during the opening of the 60th edition of the Turku Music Festival 8.8.2019

Ilana Gothoni and Jasmine Noel-Beams will play violin-viola-duos in three elevators in the Turku city center, amounting to almost three hours in total.

“We wanted to bring a breath of the Music Festival to the people in their every-day lives and remind them of the upcoming cultural event”, says Liisa Ketomäki, Managing Director of the Turku Music Festival. “The idea of taking live classic music to the territory of “muzak”, music that is traditionally not held in very high regard, seemed like an interesting idea. We absolutely wanted to be a part of it.”

”We have chosen elevators that are situated in the renewing heart of the city, next to the market square. Two of the elevators are completely new, like the scenic elevator of Sokos Wiklund and the Hansatori elevator in the Hansa Block. In addition to those, there is a traditional elevator from P-Louhi to Mehiläinen”, says Katariina Räike, the Executive Director of Turku City Centre Association.

Tour schedule:

10:00-10:35 Funicular
14:30-15:30 Mehiläinen Kauppiaskatu, P-Louhi elevators
15:30-16:30 Hansa Block, the Hansatori elevator
16:30-17:30 Sokos Wiklund, Walo rooftop –scenic elevator

Three 15-minute performances will be played in each elevator. In Funicular, there will be two 15-minute performances. The performances are free of charge.