«In the footsteps of Elias Lönnrot...»

On February 28, 2018 the musical and poetic evening «In the footsteps of Elias Lönnrot...» took place at the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire.

The event was dedicated to the Kalevala Day. The holiday is celebrated on the 28th of February, marking the anniversary of the publication of the epic "Kalevala", compiled from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythologyby by the Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884). The author signed his foreword to the epic on February 28,1835.

Teachers, students, and folk groups of the Petrozavodsk Conservatoire and the Petrozavodsk State University took part in the event.

More information about the concert, photos and video at the following link