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Leif Segerstam

Anniversary year of Turku and St Petersburg ends ‒ cooperation intensifies

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra to begin visiting the Mariinsky

The Turku Philharmonic Orchestra has agreed on a unique form of cooperation. The world-renowned Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra has invited the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra to visit them annually, from 2014 to 2016.The new form of cooperation will further strengthen the twin city relationship between Turku and St Petersburg that has existed for over 60 years.


Approximately 36,000 visitors

The large crib at Turku Cathedral attracted a record number of visitors

The enormous crib that depicts an ancient Italian city and that was on display in Turku attracted a record number of visitors to the Agricola Chapel at Turku Cathedral. Visitors lined up to see the crib every day.


The crib will be open to 6 January 2014

The crib will be an exciting experience

The large crib created by Italian artist Francesco Artese fills the whole Agricola Chapel of Turku Cathedral.

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