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Nordic Music Days

Nordic Music Days celebrates new Nordic music and is the oldest ongoing collaboration among the Nordic countries. The festival, founded in 1888, has its origins in existing musical partnerships.

This year's festival showcases pioneering contemporary music performances and workshops by Nordic composers performed by leading ensembles and soloists from Britain, alongside a programme of fun family events and workshops.

Performances include Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra performing Sibelius, Floral Night Episode and Late Night Nordic Sounds.

The Nordic Music Days programme is free, with the exception of the Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen: Sibelius concert on Thursday 28 September.

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28 Sep 2017

image of Pencils and Sketches on Paper

Free

Art
Classical music
Various times, 28 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Play this public sculpture and musical instrument by British artist Paul Jefferies
Children with man playing instrument

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
1:00 pm, 28 Sep 2017
Hear from professionals on working with young people in contemporary music in this seminar
Audience at Panel Talk

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
3:00 pm, 28 Sep 2017
Discuss current issues in contemporary music and composing, from a Nordic and UK perspective
woman with VR headset

Free

Art
Classical music
Various times, 28 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Take the best seat in the house for this Philharmonia Orchestra virtual reality experience
Photograph of the Northern Lights

Free

Art
Gigs
Various times, 28 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Relax into a world of lights and sound in our Northern Lights Lounge
Logo for Nordic Music Days Launch

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
6:45 pm, 28 Sep 2017
Kick off Nordic Music Days with music, joik singing and more
Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Free

Classical music
Opera
6:00 pm, 28 Sep 2017
Hear two of the greatest living Icelandic composers in conversation with Gillian Moore
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
7:30 pm, 28 Sep 2017
Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra perform Sibelius
Pekka Kuusisto

Free

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
9:45 pm, 28 Sep 2017
Get a unique perspective on traditional Finnish music with these two performers

29 Sep 2017

image of Pencils and Sketches on Paper

Free

Art
Classical music
Various times, 28 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Play this public sculpture and musical instrument by British artist Paul Jefferies
Photograph of the Northern Lights

Free

Art
Gigs
Various times, 28 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Relax into a world of lights and sound in our Northern Lights Lounge
orchestra musicians

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Various times, 29 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Come and listen to works in progress, as part of Nordic Music Days
View of the sea

Free

Classical music
Choral
1:00 pm, 29 Sep 2017
Hear one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles for new music, Exaudi, perform joiks, at Friday Lunch
Girl plays violin

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
29 Sep 2017
Hear new pieces local schools have created as part of their Music Maze workshop day
Panel discussion

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
2:30 pm, 29 Sep 2017
Examine current issues in contemporary music and composing from a Nordic and UK perspective
woman with VR headset

Free

Art
Classical music
Various times, 28 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Take the best seat in the house for this Philharmonia Orchestra virtual reality experience
Couple with child clapping in audience

Free

Gigs
Folk & World
5:30 pm, 29 Sep 2017
Start your evening off with Nordic musicians in a special Friday Tonic

Free

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:00 pm, 29 Sep 2017
Manchester’s Distractfold ensemble present Nordic music for instruments, objects, solenoids and transducers.

30 Sep 2017

Children playing instruments

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
10:30 am, 30 Sep 2017
Calling all children ages 8 – 11, to make and perform your own piece of contemporary music
Women on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden doing Yoga

Free

Various times, 30 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Swap your morning coffee for stretches with Nordic-themed yoga
image of Pencils and Sketches on Paper

Free

Art
Classical music
Various times, 28 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Play this public sculpture and musical instrument by British artist Paul Jefferies
Photograph of the Northern Lights

Free

Art
Gigs
Various times, 28 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Relax into a world of lights and sound in our Northern Lights Lounge
orchestra musicians

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Various times, 29 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Come and listen to works in progress, as part of Nordic Music Days
woman with VR headset

Free

Art
Classical music
Various times, 28 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Take the best seat in the house for this Philharmonia Orchestra virtual reality experience
Young Girl Playing Brass Instrument outside the Southbank Centre

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
12:45 pm, 30 Sep 2017
Go on a walk with London Sinfonietta brass players