Jyvaskyla Arts Festival

Jyvaskyla Arts Festival

July
This cultural festival in Finland was started in 1955 by three well-known figures in the music world: Professor Timo Makinen, composer Seppo Nummi, and Professor Paivo Oksala. It has now expanded beyond musical events to include film, theater, art exhibits, and seminars designed to promote understanding among different national and ethnic traditions. In the past, the festival has included a summer Academy of Chamber Music and performances by world-renowned chamber music groups such as the Bartok Quartet and the London Early Music Group. Festival events are held throughout the city in local churches, museums, theaters, and parks.
CONTACTS:
Jyvaskyla Regional Tourist Services
Asemakatu 6
Jyvaskyla, 40100 Finland
358-14-6249-03; fax: 358-14-2143-93
www.jyvaskyla.fi/lang
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 76
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 95 (c)