To celebrate the start of the organ project, the Helsinki Music Centre Foundation will organise a donation campaign. Our goal is to collect €200,000 and to guarantee an unfailing flow of live music for the new organ in the future.
The Helsinki Music Centre is a temple of music without a crown. The crown being an organ. An organ was on our shopping list for the Helsinki Music Centre opening ceremony in 2011, but the purchase was delayed then. But now it is finally happening!
Kaija Saariaho, one of the most noted Finnish contemporary composers, was the first to take action with a one-million-euro donation for the organ. Foundations willing to contribute and the Helsinki Music Centre owners (the City of Helsinki, the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE) followed suit.
To date, we have collected