Take a Break concerts
At these concerts, the audience laze on yoga mats, unwinding and letting the music hold them in its relaxing embrace. Bring your own mat or borrow one on the spot. We recommend comfortable clothing and woolly socks. You are asked not to applaud between items – only at the end of the concert. You may find yourself falling asleep during the concert. The artist won’t mind!
The Take a Break concerts are the brainchild of the festival’s Artistic Director, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, and they have become a form of art loved by many. They have also attracted quite new audiences for early music. Held in museums, libraries, schools, other readily accessible places, they are easy to get to even on an ordinary day, for a moment of peace and quiet, and a chance to enjoy the therapeutic effect of music.