Monday 22.7. AT 18 People’s House (Työväentalo), Ylinenkatu 12

Newly elected member of Finnish Music Hall of Fame,
accordion artist Maria Kalaniemi and clarinetist
Olli Leppäniemi and their friends will kick off the
Crusell Music Festival with a relaxed take on folk music!

Mimmit – Music Unites

Tuesday 23.7. at 17 Cultural Centre Cruselli, Kullervontie 11

The popular children’s music group Mimmit
accompanied by woodwinds is a
guaranteed hit for the whole family!

Nightingale’s song

Wednesday 24.7. AT 18.00 Kalanti Church, Pyhän Olavintie 6

Star violinist Ilya Gringolts
and the festival’s woodwind artists
perform music from the Baroque period
with harpsichordist Kirill Kozlovsky.

A night at the Opera 

Thursday 25.7. AT 18.00 New Church, Rauhankatu 3

This evening’s concert takes you on a journey from
the Baroque period to the most beloved arias of
the Romantic era interpreted by star soprano Mari Palo.

Crusell’s lost treasure concert

Friday 26. July 2024, 6 p.m Uusikaupunki new church

Finnish Baroque Orchestra


Tommi Hyytinen, French horn
Janne Nisonen, conductor

Welcome to Crusell Music Festival in Uusikaupunki to enjoy the summer, great concerts and a maritime atmosphere together with other music lovers. Crusell Music Festival takes place on 22-28 July 2024 and this year’s theme is Together.

The full programme has been published in March and tickets are on sale at

Crusel Music Festival in Uusikaupunki is an internationally recognised event.
It is a unique festival focusing on woodwind music. It is named after Bernhard Henrik Crusell, the most significant Finnish musician, clarinetist and composer of his time, who was born in the town.

The week’s concerts include classical chamber and orchestral music, jazz, folk and children’s music. The event’s international masterclasses provide inspiration and guidance to young, aspiring musicians. The course is led by top international teachers and artists, who also perform in concerts of Crusell Music Festival.



Over the years, Crusell Music Festival has been led by many internationally renowned Finnish musicians, including Osmo Vänskä, Kari Kriikku and Petri Alanko. The current artistic director is Olli Leppäniemi, clarinetist and sound director of the Tapiola Sinfonietta.

Crusel Music Festival is supported by the City of Uusikaupunki, several companies, Arts Promotion Centre Finland Taike and Finnish Music Foundation MES.

Information for arriving in Uusikaupunki

Information on accommodation and attractions is available at