Classic Meets Fetish 2021

9th September 2021, 12:00 am

Date(s) - 9th Sep 2021
All Day

Twelve Apostles Church



3p and 8p performances

Due to the current pandemic restrictions, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the concert. So that as many people as possible can enjoy our event, we offer you the option of two events on the same day. If you cannot get tickets for your desired date, please get tickets for the alternative time. 


TOM OF FINLAND Untitled, 1987, Graphite on paper, © Tom of Finland Foundation

In celebration of 101 years of Tom of Finland, the music in this year’s
concert will all be connected with the life of Tom of Finland. 

Tom playing at the La Vista Grill in the Palace Hotel in Helsinki, c. 1960s


The program includes works by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and others. Professional musicians with international stage experience play around an hour and a half in fetish attire and leather for an audience that is also in fetish wear. The half-hour break gives everyone the opportunity to get to know like-minded people and make cultural contacts for the Folsom weekend.




“So Tom went back to school. There was no more waffling between art and music: he chose both, studying music during the day and advertising at night. He had been accepted at the famed Sibelius Academy. Thus he voluntarily doubled the class load that once, in 1939, had seemed so onerous. What’s more, even before his schooling was complete, Tom was taking on advertising jobs and playing piano for a cocktail lounge.” Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero

In fetish for fetish for Tom

  “We are both very proud and grateful to have been able to organize the Classic Meets Fetish concert since 2016 in the Schöneberg Twelve Apostles Church once a year at Folsom Berlin, only about 5 minutes’ walk from the Nollendorfplatz subway station and the gay district of Berlin.” A unique experience for all lovers of classical… View Article

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Celebrating 101 years of Tom of Finland

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TOM’s Foundation thanks Berlin Leder und Fetisch and Tyrone Rontganger for the generous donation of monies raised at this uplifting event. We are grateful to have been part of this exhilarating evening.   NEXT CONCERT Leatherpride Belgium 2019 Ticket sales – 21st February

Published: 9th September 2021

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