Logomo

Fire! Fire!

Fire! Fire! and Only a Game? reopened to the public on Tuesday Jan. 17

The Fire! Fire! exhibition depicting the great fire of Turku and the power of fire continue until the end of July, and the Only a Game? exhibition showcasing football continue until the middle of April 2012.

The reason behind continuing the exhibitions is the feedback received from the visitors and the great demand. A lot of children and families with children have visited the exhibitions. There were over 10,000 visitors to Logomo during the last weekend the exhibitions had a free entrance.

Eerik XIV

Eerik XIV had world Premiere

On Tuesday 22 November, the new Logomo Hall opened with the premiere of the Eerik XIV opera. The opera was commissioned by the City of Turku from composer Mikko Heiniö and librettist Juha Siltanen in honour of the Capital of Culture year. The last performance will be on Tuesday November 29th.

Eerik XIV is composed by Mikko Heiniö and the libretto is written by Juha Siltanen. The lead, as young king Eric, is performed by mezzo-soprano Charlotte Hellekant and Eric’s spouse Karin Månsdotter is portrayed by Helena Juntunen. The opera is directed by Erik Söderblom and conducted by prominent opera maestro Leif Segerstam.

Traffic arrangements for the Logomo area to change with the new hall

On Tuesday 22 November, the new Logomo Hall will open with the premiere of the Eerik XIV opera. The opera was commissioned by the City of Turku from composer Mikko Heiniö and librettist Juha Siltanen in honour of the Capital of Culture year. The opening of the new hall will change the entrance to the Logomo performance venue.

The Eerik XIV opera is directed by Erik Söderblom, and the musical performance will be conducted by Leif Segerstam. The team of soloists will consist of top Finnish and Swedish opera singers. Music will be performed by Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, with Turku Conservatory Chamber Choir and Turku Opera Choir.

The opera is produced by the Turku Music Festival Foundation as part of the official Capital of Culture programme.

Event tickets provide discount on Logomo exhibitions

Capital of Culture Turku will offer a special benefit for those who buy tickets to major summer events as two people will get access to Logomo exhibitions for the price of a single normal ticket. The benefit is organised in cooperation with music festivals DBTL and Ruisrock as well as the Kalevan Kisat sports event and Turku Airshow 2011.

In accordance with the goals of the Capital of Culture, the aim of the ticket cooperation is to attract new audiences to experience culture and to provide Turku visitors with rich, versatile programme. The ticket benefit is valid a week prior to and after the actual event.

“For us, it is essential that visitors also discover Logomo as they come to Turku for various events. Cooperation with the events plays a major role,” explains Saara Malila, Communications Manager for the Turku 2011 Foundation.

2011-summercampaign: Event tickets provide discount on Logomo exhibitions

Capital of Culture Turku will offer a special benefit for those who buy tickets to major summer events as two people will get access to Logomo exhibitions for the price of a single normal ticket.

Alice in Wonderland

Busy Summer of Exhibitions at Logomo

Logomo, the former railway engineering workshop, now turned into a centre of cultural exhibitions and events, has truly taken its place as the main arena for the Capital of Culture year. The exhibition centre will remain open in its festive state until 18 December 2011.

The Logomo stages have so far hosted a number of unique performances and the upcoming highlights still to come in 2011 include jazz, circus and opera. However, the real base for Logomo’s activities during the Capital of Culture year are its exhibitions, which are open daily throughout the year. Logomo hosts five rare and mutually very different exhibitions as well as an installation in the café area. All are among the very best in their domain.

Logomo celebrates the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

Turku 2011 Foundation arranges a seminar called After Tom, in Logomo on IDAHO – International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia 17.5. at 5.30 pm the seminar room at Logomo, Köydenpunojankatu 14, Turku.

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3 km of steel will arrive in Logomo - Aurinkobaletti's Dancing Tower reaches toward the sky of Turku

3 km of steel will arrive in Logomo - Aurinkobaletti's Dancing Tower reaches toward the sky of Turku

The rehearsal period of the largest dance production of Turku European Capital of Culture 2011, Dancing Tower, ended in Tallinn last weekend. The international crew of 15 took over the tower that reaches ten meters, and has six levels. Simultaneously a collection of apparatus that move both the tower and the dancers, as well as some mechanical monsters and the live music played within the tower found their form.

Volunteers' evening at Logomo

Volunteers' evening at Logomo

 

Ticket sales to Eerik XIV started on March 17th

Ticket sales to the opera Eerik XIV, a part of the Cultural Capital programme of Turku, started on Thursday March 17th at 9 a.m. Tickets are sold via Lippupiste.

Eerik XIV is a new Finnish opera production, commissioned by the city of Turku in honour of the Cultural Capital year. The opera is composed by Mikko Heiniö and the libretto is written by Juha Siltanen. The lead, as young king Eric, is performed by mezzo-soprano Charlotte Hellekant and Eric’s spouse Karin Månsdotter is portrayed by Helena Juntunen.