Side programs


A Festival Buffet is served in Restaurant Lastu at Sibelius Hall on concert evenings (Thu-Fri-Sat) during the Sibelius Festival. The buffet is prepared from the finest seasonal Finnish ingredients.

Slightly salted salmon, aniseed shoot vegetable salad, mixed pickles
Smoked perch and cucumber flavoured with gin
Bacon and bean salad with nut vinaigrette
Oven dried cherry tomatoes, rocket and home-made cheese à la Nastola
Marinated Åland organic lamb, apples and yoghurt with organic honey
Home-made country bread, mushroom pesto and butter

Main Course
Herb roasted country chicken with rosemary sauce
Warm cabbage-pumpkin salad
Smoked beetroot and birch yoghurt

Strawberry cream cake
Coffee / Tea

Menu € 47 person

Please make your reservation in advance from Restaurant Kanresta´s sales services, tel. +358 (0)3 814 2816 or



Concerts at Ainola – the Sibelius family’s home in Järvenpää – offer a taste of the chamber music by Sibelius that will heard at the Festival.

WED 5.6. 12 pm and 1 pm
Folke Gräsbeck, piano
Sibelius’s piano pieces

SAT 3.8. 14 pm and 15 pm
‘The Fate of Sibelius’s brother, Doctor Christian Sibelius’
Folke Gräsbeck
, piano and
Domenico Ermirio, cello

Jean Sibelius:
Andantino in C major, JS 40 (1884)
Andante molto in F minor, JS 36 (1887), ‘Dedicated to Christian Sibelius’
Tempo di valse (‘Lulu Waltz’) in F sharp minor, JS 194 (1889)
Romance in F major, Op. 78 No. 2 (1915)
Religioso in G minor (1917), Op. 78 No. 3 ‘An Prof. Dr. Chr. Sibelius’

Durations approx. 20 minutes
Concerts are included in the entrance fee.
Entrance: adults € 10 / OAP € 8 / students € 4
/ children (7-16 years old) € 2.

Open 2.5.-29.9.2019 (Tue-Sun 10 am–5 pm)
Guiding is included in the fee if the visit is booked in advance.
Bookings for 2019: