For the first time ever the Nordic Music Days are not taking place in one of the Nordic countries but in Berlin. From 23 November until 1 December 2002, Berlin will be the place to be and concerts can be attended across the city from the Philharmonie to the Tränenpalast. In addition to the many visiting orchestras and ensembles, such as the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Avanti! (Finland) and Caput (Iceland), the Berlin orchestras will contribute as well with the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. The latter will give the world premiere of Poul Ruders’ Listening Earth at the final concert on December 1. Amongst others, the artistic director Rolf Gupta will conduct the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. The programme will include Kaija Saariaho’s Lichtbogen, Hans Abrahamsen’s Märchenbilder, Rolf Wallin’s solve et coagula, Bent Sørensen’ Funeral Procession and Arne Nordheim’s Tractatus. Please visit the festival’s website www.magmafestival.com for further information.