VINTERFEST FEBRUARY IN MORA, ORSA & ÄLVDALEN, SWEDEN Artistic Director Víkingur Ólafsson and host orchestra Dalasinfoniettan invite you to experience the contrast between cold and wintry Sweden and the warm and intimate concerts during the international chamber music festival Vinterfest. Tickets go on sale in late October Siljan Tourism can assist you in arranging travels and accomodation. +46 248 79 72 00, www.siljan.se
Stresa Festival proposes a new series of not-to-be-missed events on Lake Maggiore and its surroundings. The 56th edition opens with the Midsummer Jazz Concerts sixth edition, which will be held from July 18 to 23 most on Promenade La Palazzola, a gorgeous open-air venue on the lakeside in Stresa in front of the Borromeo Islands. Stresa Festival will then continue from July 25 to 27 with the Musical Meditations prologue at the Hermitage Santa Caterina del Sasso and Chiesa Vecchia in Belgirate. The Festival main theme, Encounters, will go on from August 23 until September 8.