Aug 3 at 15.00 Juhani Lagerspetz


Thursday, Aug 3, 2023 at 15:00
Juhani Lagerspetz
Serlachius Museum Gösta, Kivijärvi Hall
35/28 €

A performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata is an exceptional event that should not be missed. This composition is one of the greatest achievements of the Western art music tradition, as well as a true Himalayan challenge  for the pianist who chooses to perform it.

Juhani Lagerspetz started his concert pianist career as a teenager and included the Hammerklavier Sonata  in his repertoire from a young age. Lagerspetz has since gained the reputation as a heroic interpreter of this piece, both in Finland and abroad. After Lagerspetz’s London debut at the Wigmore Hall, journalist David Murray of the Financial Times described his playing as tirelessly energetic, imaginative, and striking. Murray praised Lagerspetz for “not showing off with his exceptional talents,” as he was “too Finnish” for such a maneuver.


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827): 
Bagatelles Op. 126
Piano Sonata Op. 106 Hammerklavier

Program is subject to alteration.
Artistic Director Niklas Pokki introduces the concert in the Kivijärvi Hall at 14:30 (in Finnish).
No intermission. The concert ends approximately at 16:15. 

Concert tickets

  • 35 €/ticket: adults
  • 28 €/discount ticket: students, children at the ages of 7-17 (under 7s for free), pensioners, conscripts, unemployed, member of Mäntän Musiikkijuhlien Tuki ry, member of Pianopedagogit ry
  • group ticket for a minimum of 10 persons (-10 % from normal price)
  • group ticket for a minimum of 10 pensioners (-10% from reduced price)

The booking calendar reduces the group ticket price automatically when you book at least for 10 people/price category. Paying with a cultural or recreational benefit is not possible.

Ticketing policies

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Tickets can be canceled and refunded or exchanged in the following circumstances: 

If the performer changes or the time of a concert is rescheduled, tickets may be canceled and refunded or used in a replacing concert.

In case of tightened Covid-19 restrictions, Mänttä Music Festival may have to cut down the size of the audience. In such a case those, who have first purchased tickets, will be prioritized. In such a case, tickets, which cannot be used, can be refunded.

Tickets are not refunded or exchanged in the following cases: 

If a ticket holder becomes ill, tickets are not refunded and cannot be exchanged. This also applies to catching Covid-19. 

Mänttä Music Festival reserves all rights to changes in concert programs and locations without notice. The duration of the concerts is directional.



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