September brings diverse activities.

Photo: Ivo Varbanov, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra public final rehearsal

The Wild Dove
21 Sep at 11.00 am, Turku Concert Hall

Leif Segerstam, conductor
Ivo Varbanov, piano
Antonín Dvořák: The Wild Dove
Dimitar Nenov: Pianokonsertto
Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

The duration of a final rehearsal varies depending on the evening’s concert programme and performers. The whole repertoire is played trough. Depending on the conductor and repertoire, also sections or parts are practiced, or a part of the repertoire is left out or played more lightly.

Photo: Susanna Kolehmainen

Finnish language and cultures at the Main Library

Turku Main Library offers diverse services for immigrants: many kinds of events, language cafés, and other activities that support the learning of the Finnish language.

Explore countries and cultures
Main Library Studio on Tuesdays at 6.00–7.30 pm
A series of lectures on cultures around the world. Rather than academic expertise, the lectures focus on personal experience and knowledge. The lectures are organised in cooperation with the ”Ocean in a Drop – Developing Together/Pisarassa Valtameri – Kehitytään Yhdessä” organisation.
Tue 2 Oct, Indonesia (Master Yunita Firmaningsih-Kolu)
Tue 6 Nov, Bangladesh (Master Kazi Johara Fatematuj)
Tue 4 Dec, Pakistan (Master, doctoral student Qazi Waqas Ahmed)

Language Café
At the Language Café, you can practice the Finnish language by speaking it in a cosy atmosphere. Knowing the basics is recommended when you join. Joining is free of charge. Organised at the Main Library, the Language Café is hosted by volunteers from the Finnish Red Cross.
At the Main Library on 20 Aug–17 Dec 2018
on Monday at 5.30–7.00 pm, upper floor of the café (Linnankatu 2)
At Runosmäki Library on 3 Sep–26 Nov 2018
on Monday at 4.30–6.00 pm, multi-function space (Piiparinpolku 19)

‘Suomen sanat tutuiksi’ (Let’s Learn Finnish Words) courses
In these courses, you get to learn new words and practice speaking and writing in Finnish. Furthermore, you get to explore the Finnish culture and library. The course is free of charge. Turku Women’s Centre is responsible for the instruction. Sign-up:
At the Main Library on 27 Aug–19 Dec 2018
on Monday and Tuesday at 11.00 am–1.15 pm, upper floor of the café (Linnankatu 2)
on Wednesday at 12.30–2.00 pm, upper floor of the café

"Kirjastossa tapahtuu" (Buzz at the Library) event brochure (autumn 2018) (in Finnish)
Additional information about the events at the Library on the Library’s website

In the Museums at the end of September

In September, tours of closed doors will be held at Turku Castle. On the tours, you will get to see places that are normally closed to the public. Entry fee + guidance fee. You will find the more specific times on the City’s Event Calendar.
Opening hours: Tue–Sun at 10 am–6 pm.


With autumn wishes,

Miia Ylijoki
Culture Coordinator
City of Turku / Recreation Division
Immigrant and multicultural services
Phone: +358 (0)40 642 8465
Turun City Library
Linnankatu 2, 20100 Turku