Aino Ackté’n kamarifestivaali ry
The publicly beneficial and non-profit organization Aino Acktén kamarifestivaali ry. was founded in 2009 to continue the cultural activity in opera singer Aino Ackté’s villa. The historically valuable villa, with wonderful acoustics, is situated in Helsinki’s Laajasalo, in the middle of a big, beautiful park by the sea. In spring 2011, severe moisture damage was discovered in the villa, rendering it unusable. The cultural activities had to be moved to an alternate location.
The protected house is still awaiting renovation.
The concert-serie is organized in Kallio Church. The programme includes classical and easy listening music and also poetry recitals. The art gallery features a changing art exhibition. The artistic director of the organization is dance and recitation artist Suvi Olavinen.