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Young Finnish conductor appointed to prestigious Paris Orchestra

A young Finnish conductor has been named as the new musical director of the Paris Orchestra, the latest accolade in an already glittering symphonic...

WATCH: Thousand-strong virtual choir commemorates Veteran’s Day anniversary

Flags are flying in Finland to mark Veteran's Day - which this year also commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of the Lapland...

Summer festivals press pause, waiting for government coronavirus decision

Festival organisers are hoping for a clear indication from the government about the fate of their summer events. Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) said this week...

Lahti orchestra embraces technology for online Sibelius celebration

More than 60 Finnish classical musicians have joined together online - but remotely - to record a coronavirus-inspired version of the Sibelius classic Finlandia. Sinfonia...

Finland’s 2020 Eurovision hopefuls revealed

The six acts hoping to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam have been unveiled by public broadcaster Yle. Among them are an...

Espoo’s Independence Day concert celebrates 20 years

Espoo residents get the chance to join in a much-loved annual event for free at the beginning of December. The city’s Independence Day celebratory concert...

Finnish pop star Alma to support Christina Aguilera on UK tour

Finnish pop sensation Alma is set to play some of Europe's biggest venues when she joins global superstar Christina Aguilera on her upcoming UK tour. Alma...

Tampere unveils ‘walk of fame’ for Finnish music stars

Tampere has unveiled its very own equivalent to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tähtikatu - Star Street - celebrates the achievements of famous Finnish musicians...

Fifty drug busts during Seinäjoki hip hop festival

Police in Seinäjoki say they've made almost fifty drug busts during a two-day music festival in the northern city. The Seinäjoki Hip Hop Festival ran...

Convicted American rapper A$AP Rocky set to play in Tampere

Controversial American rapper A$AP Rocky, convicted this week in Sweden of assault, is set to play Tampere's Blockfest hip hop music festival on Friday...