Music

Tango, karaoke and lots of garlic

Tango, karaoke and lots of garlic

And then there is the Finn’s love for the tango.

Tango?

The hot, sensual and passionate dance usually associated with Latin America?

Urban Festivals in Helsinki

Urban Festivals in Helsinki

Although a large number of Finnish music festivals take place outside the capital, there are still some interesting festivals in the central Helsinki area.

Cosy and contemporary venues

Cosy and contemporary venues

The atmospheric Alexander Theatre on Bulevardi 23–27 was the home of the Finnish National Opera from 1917 until 1993. Helsinki’s most popular concert church is Temppeliaukio Church

Music for the masses

Music for the masses

Finlandia Talo. Picture: Rauno Traskeli From the Opera House, if you continue down the main thoroughfare Mannerheimintie in the direction of the...

National Opera and Ballet celebrate centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017

National Opera and Ballet celebrate centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017

Finnish National Opera Helsinki Chamber Music Festival  (July 4th–6th, 2017) is an interesting newcomer in the Helsinki festival scene. It brin...

Reason to make a song and dance

Reason to make a song and dance

Picture: Laura Rotko / Visit Helsinki For a city of only half a million inhabitants, Helsinki enjoys a remarkably rich mix of cultural fare, off...