24 June - 6 July 2008
Gallery - Director's greeting 2008

Welcome to Liminka Music Weeks' website!
42nd Liminka music camp 24 June - 6 July 2008!

Liminka music camp renewed itself in 2006 in honour of its 40th anniversary. In 2008, the new, year-round Liminka Music Weeks includes of Music happening (4 April), organised together with the municipality of Liminka, the two-week-long Music camp, Concert series (25 June-6 July) and Candle concerts
(14 November)

This summer orchestral work is placed in the foreground. Symphony orchestra's repertoire consists of C. Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun) and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5. The orchestra is conducted by Mr. Jani Telaranta. The Camp hosts six orchestras in all: junior orchestra, string orchestra, two wind orchestras, symphony orchestra, and the new guitar orchestra.

Concert series has been designed by the undersigned, and is realised by the Camp's teachers and students.

Although emphasis is traditionally put on daily orchestral work and private lessons, camp curriculum includes a wide variety of activities. Minna Kinnari's presentation training course and Jani Telaranta's five-day-long conducting course are organised also in 2008. New brass ensemble, composed of symphony orchestra's brasses, will be instructed by tubist Harri Lidsle and trumpeter Vesa-Pekka Kopakkala. Our "instrumental family" welcomes yet another new member, accordion, taught by Niko Kumpuvaara.

Our teachers are once again top-level, both nationally and internationally. Strings, winds and brasses form the foundation of our orchestras – both as instrument families and a unified entity – and are thus in key role.

On Friday, 27 June 2008 we welcome all music lovers and other interested parties to Liminka School Centre to see what the Camp is all about. Reciprocally, our students and teachers head to banks, shops and offices to delight local listeners. Open day climaxes at 4.30 pm as African drummers let the rhythm flow at the pedestrian street Rotuaari in Oulu.

Leisure activities - swimming trips, outdoor sports, etc. – are an important part of Camp life. This year two designated counsellors will plan activities especially for the younger participants. On Sunday, 29 June, we will spend a relaxing day in the city of Oulu.

Through this site you may enrol to the Camp or send questions to teachers. If you need additional information regarding application, fees or the Camp in general, do not hesitate to contact our staff at

I warmly welcome you to Music happening, Music camp, Concert series and Candle concerts!

From ideas to sounds,

Heidi Mantere

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