BRQ | Vantaa Festival


Photo: Marco Borggreve
Photo: Marco Borggreve

The BRQ Vantaa Festival, held this year from 7 to 17 August 2022, invites listeners to enjoy early music in this time. The main concert venue, the Church of St Lawrence, is the oldest building in the capital region, built in the 15th century and ideal in terms of atmosphere and acoustics. In addition to the Church of St Lawrence and the Helsinge Parish Village environment, the festival will also extend for the first time to Tikkurila Church and St. John's Church in Helsinki.

International guests include the Phantasm ensemble, tenor Nicholas Mulroy, the Bachcelona Ensemble with its top young soloists and the Flemish baroque orchestra Il Gardellino. The festival's house band, made up of both national and international BRQ musicians, will perform a rich variety of music, from the most beloved concertos of the Baroque period to Boccherini's lurid fantasy. In Tikkurila Church, you can lay back and enjoy the music at our Take a Break concerts, where you can lie on mattresses and enjoy the dreamy soundscapes of early music, modal jazz and delicate improvisation by the trio Peltomaa-Fraanje-Perkola, among others. The festival's closing concert at St John's Church will feature the Finnish premieres of Georg Philip Telemann's and Johann Heinrich Rolle's cantatas on the Liberation of Israel, performed by Il Gardellino. In the festival's epilogue concert, the Phantasm gambaconsort will plunge listeners into the depths of J.S. Bach's polyphony.

For enquiries and further press photos:

Aapo Häkkinen (584 kB)
Bachcelona Ensemble (1 MB)
Eero Palviainen (107 kB)
I Fortunati (108 kB)
Il Gardellino (481 kB)
Il Gardellino Chamber Ensemble (207 kB)
Ilkka Eronen (254 kB)
Jani Sunnarborg (212 kB)
Jasu Moisio (57 kB)
Jennie Kackur (753 kB)
Johanna Randvere (1 MB)
Julius Pyrhönen (161 kB)
Katariina Malmberg (391 kB)
Laurence Dreyfus (700 kB)
Marianna Henriksson (741 kB)
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola (1 MB)
Marten Root (514 kB)
Max Nyman (77 kB)
Nahoko Kinoshita (284 kB)
Nicholas Mulroy (59 kB)
Peltomaa-Fraanje-Perkola (719 kB)
Phantasm (592 kB)
Rosetta Ensemble (457 kB)
Salvat Beca Bach Soloists (99 kB)
Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch (89 kB)
Sue-Ying Koang (548 kB)

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