23 June - 4 July 2009
Director's greeting

Welcome to Liminka Music Weeks' website!
43rd Liminka music camp 23 June - 4 July 2009.

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, the new "Limmi" day organised together with the municipality of Liminka, the two-week-long Music camp, Concert series.

Symphony orchestra's repertoire consists of C. Dvorak's Cello Concerto (soloist Alexander Gebert) and Igor Stravinsky's Firebird. The orchestra is conducted by Mr. Jani Telaranta. The Camp hosts eight orchestras in all: junior orchestra, string orchestra, two wind bands, brass band, symphony orchestra, new clarinet band, and conducting course's instrumental ensemble. 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. In summer 2009, chamber music is placed at the centre stage.

Although emphasis is traditionally put on daily orchestral work and private lessons, camp curriculum includes a wide variety of activities. Jani Telaranta's conducting course conducting course has been extended to 7 days and will rehearse with the assistance of an own instrumental ensemble. Symphony orchestra will be supported by a brass band, conducted by tubist Harri Lidsle. New clarinet band will rehearse under Kimmo Leppälä's baton. Our "instrumental family" welcomes yet another new member, pan flute, taught by Stefan Stanciu.

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, 26 June 2009 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 comes to an excitingly exotic end as Mikael Heikkilä's African drummers let the rhythm flow.

If that does not get us going, PE instructor Katja Keränen surely will. You can try pilates, water aerobics, or exercise on your own in the near-by sports hall. The younger campers are not to be forgotten, either.

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

Liminka Music Camp is not affiliated with any religious or political cause.

I warmly welcome you to Liminka!

From ideas to sounds,

Heidi Mantere

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