Avanti! Summer Sound Festival will take place from June 26th to 30th 2019.
The festival was founded three years after the establishment of the chamber orchestra Avanti! in 1986. The first three-day festival was organized by Professor Ilkka Oramo and his inspired Avanti! founder conductors Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jukka-Pekka Saraste. Celebrated as a festival town, Porvoo naturally integrates Avanti! Summer Sounds into its identity: “The city of the river, hills, two languages, two medieval markets, narrow streets, old houses, international commerce, Runeberg, and now also Avanti! is heartily welcomed by every music lover. "XXXIV Avanti! Summer Sounds is designed by the Swiss-born conductor Baldur Brönnimann.