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Okko Kamu, Artistic Director of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s Sibelius Festival.

Okko Kamu, Artistic Director of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s Sibelius Festival.

Composer Joonas Kokkonen (1921-1996) is an honorary member of the Lahti symphony -Orchestra. They have recordings of the entire production.

Composer Joonas Kokkonen is an honorary member of the Lahti symphony -Orchestra. They have recordings of the entire production.

Sibelius was named as a Doctor of Honor in the University of Yale during his visit in America in 1914. He was named to the Finnish Doctor degree in Helsinki around the same time. #Yale #Degree #Sibelius

Sibelius - Composer was named as a Doctor of Honor in the University of Yale during his visit in America in He was named to the Finnish Doctor degree in Helsinki around the same time.

Piano Paviljonki - Piano Pavilion

Piano Paviljonki - Piano Pavilion

Hiihtomuseo - Ski Museum

Hiihtomuseo - Ski Museum

Sergey Smbatyan - Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of State Youth Orchestra of Armenia

Sergey Smbatyan - Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of State Youth Orchestra of Armenia

Violinist Elina Vähälä is one of the sought-after instrumentalists in the international music scene. One of the season highlights performances with the Sinfonia lahti and Okko Kamu at the Sibelius Festival 2011.

Violinist Elina Vähälä is one of the sought-after instrumentalists in the international music scene. One of the season highlights performances with the Sinfonia lahti and Okko Kamu at the Sibelius Festival

Ainola - Photo by Pjotr I (Pekka Soininen), via Flickr

Ainola - Photo by Pjotr I (Pekka Soininen), via Flickr

Leif Wager - Romanssi (1943)

Leif Wager - Romanssi (1943)

Wife Carrying World Championships are held each summer in Sonkajärvi, Finland.

WIFE CARRYING CONTEST: the prize is the wife's weight in beer. Males carry females piggyback through a timed obstacle track. Held annually in Sonkajärvi, Finland since