Concert flyer

Musicians of the King's Road

Jonas Rannila, conductor

"Celebrating the 500 years anniversary of the Medici Codex"

Medici Codex 1518

The House of Medici is one of the most famous families in the world. Its history runs as far back as the 13th century, and it has i.a. produced three popes.
The Medicis are especially known for being a banking family, but they were also active supporters of the arts, literature and architecture. The Medici art collection forms the core of the Uffizi museum in Florence.

In May in 1518, 500 years ago, a wedding gift for Lorenzo de' Medici and his future spouse Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne was presented by pope Leo X. The gift is called the Medici Codex and it includes the musical pearl of renaissance music.

Turku Cathedral
Ascension Day
Thursday 10 May, 2018 at 7 p.m.



Tickets: 20 € + possible service fee

Advance booking:

Turku Cathedral information, phone +358 40 341 7100

Ticket sales starts on Friday 9 March, 2018.


Past concerts


Musicians of the King's Road, baroque orchestra

Tuuli Lindeberg, Cleopatra, soprano
Teppo Lampela, Marc'Antonio, countertenor
Ville Saukkonen, direction
Sami Saikkonen, Anubis, dance
Hanna Hakkarainen, costumes
Timo Ollila, projections and lights
Petriina Suomela, make-up

Johann Adolf Hasse:
Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra

- First performance in Finland on period instruments

Åbo Svenska Teater
Thursday 8 February, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Following performances:
Friday 9 February, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 February, 2018 at 6 p.m.



Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra trailer


Normal price 35/30/25/20 €
Pensioners 33/28/23/18 €
Students, youth 30/25/20/15 €
+ possible service fee

Advance booking:
Åbo Svenska Teater box office, open Tuesday-Saturday 12-18 and one hour prior to performance start time, phone (02) 277 7377


Musicians of the King's Road a cappella

Jonas Rannila, conductor

"Earliest Passion stories in the world"

Passion mass
Heikki Rainio, priest serving in the worship

Bartholomäus Gesius:
St Matthew Passion

Bartholomäus Gesius composed one of the earliest six-part settings of St Matthew Passion. He died in 1613, the same year as the passion was completed.

Turku Cathedral
Sunday 11 March, 2018 at 10 a.m.



Free admission

The Passion mass is also broadcast on the site.