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Crusell Music Festival 22–28 July 


Crusell Music Festival 22-28 July

The theme for the 2024 Crusell Music Festival is, in a word, Together!
With this theme, the festival reaches out to many directions in search of togetherness: different groups of people, new and old collaborators, magnificent historical concert venues, and the future. For the Crusell Music Festival, togetherness means encounters between different peoples and different musical styles, a connection between the past and the future. Old and new music, classical, folk and children’s music are played side by side. The festival is even making use of artificial intelligence!

The 2024 festival will once more host an interesting range of artists. Accordionist Maria Kalaniemi leads the folk music themed opening concert, soprano Mari Palo performs beloved favourites from operatic arias, world-renowned violinist Ilya Gringolts shows his skill with baroque music, and our international woodwind guests perform in various chamber music concerts.

The main event of the week is ”The Lost Treasure of Crusell” concert on Friday 26 July, where B.H. Crusell’s lost and reconstructed horn concerto is performed for the first time in Finland.  The Finnish Baroque Orchestra Fibo performs the concert using beautiful period instruments from the early 19th century. Solo French horn is played by Tommi Hyytinen, who is an expert of old instruments.

The festival will also include the traditional masterclasses for young woodwind players, who flock to town to learn from international masters. You can hear the talented students perform in the students’ concert and during the daily Fanfare of the Day. They will also be performing on the streets and in local gardens for the delight of visitors and townsfolk alike. The artistic director of the festival is Olli Leppäniemi.

We warmly welcome you to be a part of the Crusell Music Festival 2024 – together!



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Rauhankatu 10, 23500 Uusikaupunki

(tourist information office)


The program and tickets are available from March 2024.

Tickets to the festival are available at offices across the country,
and at the Uusikaupunki Tourist Information Office, Rauhankatu 10 from May 1, 2024.

The festival program is available at


The Crusell Music Festival is named after Bernhard Henrik Crusell, the internationally acclaimed clarinettist and composer who was born in Uusikaupunki year 1775. The unique festival specialises in woodwind music. The concerts range from classical music to jazz, folk music and children’s music with top artists from both Finland and abroad.  The festival also organises masterclasses to woodwind students who flock to the charming town for the week.