The national writer Aleksis Kivi was born in Nurmijärvi and died in Tusby at the age of 38. The exclamation “Minä elän” (“I live”) were Kivi’s last words.
Kivi’s literary and entire creative output is connected to Siuntio. He moved to the county after his university studies and lived for seven years in Siuntios Fanjunkars, where Charlotta Lönnqvist became Kivi’s benefactor. Kivi, who was sick and always short of money, could write his masterpieces in Fanjunkars in peace and quiet, but also take care of his soul through fishing and hunting.
23. Lux Musicae remembers Aleksis Kivi in its programme, but above all Charlotta Lönnqvist. The villain in Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Aleksis Kivi opera (November 18th at 7 p.m.) is Tommi Korpela in the role of August Ahlqvist. The opera ensemble consists of high-class artists, i.e. Ville Rusanen and Helena Juntunen.… Lue enemmän