The celebration of the 40th anniversary of Joensuu Winter Music Festival continues!

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Big Music for Small Cities_JWMF_JULY 2021

In July, a happy summer day will be celebrated at Joensuu Market Square with an event for the whole family organized by Joensuu Winter Music Festival. Saturday  July 24th 10­11.30 a.m. the hilarious characters of Theatre-Tractor, Karelia University of Applied Sciences' Fairy Tales -project, Joensuu Conservatory's Tulikatti Choir and Motora’s Säpäkät and Vinhakat will perform on the market place stage. In collaboration with the Big Music for Small Cities project, the event offers a wide range of things to see, experience and do.

Theatre-Tractor is a professional performing arts theater and children's cultural center that organizes performances, workshops and cultural activities for children and families. Theatre-Tractor's performances are used to be seen on the Sinkkola summer stage and in addition to Cultural factory Siihtala, on tours, festivals and many summer events around the Joensuu area.


The Fairy tale is a project of Karelia University of Applied Sciences' entrepreneurship students, in which fairy tales and stories in the form of audio books, printed books and animation are created from the perspective of minorities. A fairy tale written by the students will be heard at the Joensuu Winter Music Festival market place event. The fairy tale will be told by Ruska Tuohimaa together with Alma Alpakka.

Tulikatti is the Joensuu Conservatory's lively school choir, mainly for 6–12-year-olds. The choir practices regularly during the conservatory's academic year. The choir learns vocals and music more broadly. The choir also performs regularly. Tulikatti Choir, which performs cartoon music at the Joensuu Winter Music Festival market place event, is conducted by Mari-Annika Heikkilä, Master of Music/Music Educator.

The Youth Association Motora organizes communal, high-quality and educational folk dance teaching in Joensuu. The dance group Säpäkät consists of dancers aged 11-15. In addition to the basics of folk dance, the group also practices in-depth dance skills. The challenge is already sought in slightly more complex steps and choreographies that require expression. In dance group Vinhakat, the dancers are aged 15-19. They have experience of folk dance for several years. Vinhakat focuses on advanced studies in folk dance, the development of expression skills and the construction of versatile repertoire. The dance groups are lead by dance teacher Eveliina Pilke.