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Aino Ackté’s chamber music festival 

The publicly beneficial and non-profit organization Aino Acktén huvilan ystävät ry. was founded in 2009 to continue the cultural activity in opera singer Aino Ackté’s villa, after the Helsinki Cultural Office abandoned it and the cultural activities because of cost-cutting. The historically valuable villa, with wonderful acoustics, is situated in Helsinki’s Laajasalo, in the middle of a big, beautiful park by the sea. In spring 2011, severe moisture damage was discovered in the villa, rendering it unusable. The cultural activities had to be moved to an alternate location.

The protected house is still awaiting renovation.

In 2015 the Aino Ackté Chamber Festival is organized in the Agricola Club, in the north wing of Mikael Agricola’s church at the address Tehtaankatu 23. The Chamber Festival includes classical and easy listening music, chamber music, Lied, fado, jazz, flamenco and folk music, and also poetry recitals, room theater, children’s culture and philosophy. The art gallery features a changing art exhibition. The artistic director of the organization is dance and recitation artist Suvi Olavinen.

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Events

Tuesday 26.7.2016, 19:00

Aki Rissanen - Verneri Pohjola Duo & Anni Elif

Versatile jazz musicians Rissanen and Pohjola will perform music from...

Wednesday 27.7.2016, 19:00

Edita Randova & Pami Karvonen

Edita Randova is amongst the leading Czech mezzosoprano singers. This...

Thursday 28.7.2016, 19:00

Music from the World of Cervantes - 400 years since the author’s death

Texts by the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes, music from...

Tuesday 2.8.2016, 19:00

Aki Rissanen: Omniwerk Impressions

In a brand new instrument innovation, Omniwerk is built according...

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