Oulu Music Festival will be organized for the 33rd time from 12 to 26 March 2023. The festival's program includes a wide range of classical and rhythm music concerts and well as wonderful visits and co-productions. The first concerts of the festival are already on sale: both Samuli Edelmann and harmonica quartet Sväng will perform joint concerts with Oulu Symphony Orchestra. The whole program of the festival will be published in December 2022.
Soprano Mari Palo and saxophonist Jukka Perko, the artistic directors of Oulu Music Festival, welcome everyone to the upcoming festival. "We consider it very important that the people of Oulu feel that this is their own festival, and we have an established audience. We hope that the high-quality and versatile program will also reach new visitors."
The theme of the 2023 festival is Näkyjä – Visions. "Together we hear the concerts, together we see them; together we can see and experience also a familiar piece of music in a new light", Palo and Perko describe the theme of the upcoming festival. "Fortunately, the time of streamed concerts is now behind us, and we get to experience the presence of the audience and the musicians again and have genuine interaction at the concerts."