From 4 to 9 July 2017, Viitasaari will host some of the most notable composers and artists in cutting-edge contemporary music, along with hundreds of music lovers. “We’ve gained an international reputation as a courageous and border-breaking event,” says Vilja Ruokolainen, executive manager of the festival. The full programme of the Time of Music Festival will be published in May but, with a wide range of high-calibre performances, audiences are bound to find plenty to appeal to them in the festival line-up. The festival also offers courses, lectures and workshops for young musicians. “This year’s summer academy includes a masterclass with conductor Susanna Mälkki, one of the best conductors in the world.