Nordic Music Days

Nordic Music Days is the oldest ongoing collaboration among the Nordic countries: a festival for new Nordic music that was founded in 1888 and had 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

Anna Thorvaldsdottir


6:15 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


Classical music
Chamber & Recital
9:30 pm, 28 Sep 2017
Get a unique perspective on traditional Finnish music with these two performers

29 Sep 2017

View of the sea


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


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


Classical music
Chamber & Recital
6:00 pm, 30 Sep 2017
Enjoy an evening of new Nordic music, modern classics, an episode from James Joyce and more
Picture showing the legs of someone wearing ripped jeans and boots next to a 1980's style portable stereo with glow sticks on top.


10:00 pm, 30 Sep 2017
Cutting edge electronica and visuals collide with traditional Nordic sound in this experience