A local prizewinning choir Ensemble Vida spreads out in the Turbine Hall around an air acrobat, from Circo Aereo, hanging from the roof.
The mighty Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra arrives from Saint Petersburg. Together with one of conductor Valery Gergiev’s favourites, prizewinning Jonathan Roozeman, they perform e.g. Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, overture-fantasia.
The dazzling soprano Angelika Klas in a special appearance with her band at the Original Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs’ legendary art nouveau hall. An evening of light classics and jazzy numbers.
Free public event, come and exercise! Minna’s Methods are ways in which the ballet dancer Minna Tervamäki has managed physical and mental endurance over the years.
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Perttu Kivilaakso launch the festival with an explosion of urban dance. Classical virtuoso musicianship and heavy metal cello music merge in the premier of a new work by Olli Virtaperko: Romer’s gap.
In memory of the passed ballet dancer Maya Plisetskaya, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and Valery Gergiev perform ballet version of Ravel’s Mother Goose, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and Maya’s widower Rodion Shchedrin’s arrangement of Bizet’s Carmen Suite.