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Concerts & Tickets

August 2017

Children's Programme on Culture Night 19 Aug 15:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    A selection of the winter programme for children

  • Conductor

    Bernharður Wilkinson

  • Guests

    Ævar Þór Benediktsson
    Sigurður Þór Óskarsson
    Þórunn Arna Kristjánsdóttir

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Romeo and Juliet on Culture Night 19 Aug 17:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, ballet music
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, fantasy overture

  • Conductor

    Keri-Lynn Wilson

  • narrators

    Sigurður Þór Óskarsson
    Þórunn Arna Kristjánsdóttir

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September 2017

Our classics 1 Sep 20:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    To be announced

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Þóra Einarsdóttir, Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir, Sigríður Ósk Kristjánsdóttir, Elmar Gilbertsson, Ólafur Kjartan Sigurðarson and Kristinn Sigmundsson.
    Other soloists to be announced

  • Choirs

    Icelandic Opera Choir
    Reykjavík Opera Choir

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Beethoven Piano Concerti II 7 Sep 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Franz Schubert Rosamunde Overture
    Franz Schubert Overture in the Italian Style
    Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 1
    Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 4

  • Conductor

    Matthew Halls

  • Soloist

    Paul Lewis

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Stefán Ragnar and Tortelier 14 Sep 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Charles Gounod Symphony nr. 1
    Jacques Ibert Flute Concerto
    Witold Lutosławski Concerto for Orchestra

  • Conductor

    Yan Pascal Tortelier

  • Soloist

    Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson

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A French Celebration 21 Sep 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Paul Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    Francis Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos
    Maurice Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales
    Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une enfante défunte
    Jacques Offenbach Selections from Gaîté Parisienne

  • Conductor

    Yan Pascal Tortelier

  • Soloists

    Lucas and Arthur Jussen

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ISO Youth Orchestra plays The Rite of Spring 24 Sep 17:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

  • Conductor

    Daniel Raiskin

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Astrid Lindgren Programme 30 Sep 14:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Music from Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga, and other adventures by Astrid Lindgren

  • Conductor

    Anna-Maria Helsing

  • narrators

    Þórunn Arna Kristjánsdóttir
    Sigurður Þór Óskarsson

  • Choir

    Kársnes School Choir, Álfheiður Björgvinsdóttir choir director

  • Arranger

    Jóhann G. Jóhannsson

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October 2017

Leila Josefowicz 3 Oct 19:30 Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Jean Sibelius Valse triste
    Sergei Prokofiev Violin Sonata no. 1 in F Minor
    Bernd Alois Zimmermann Sonata 1950
    John Adams Road Movies

  • Soloist

    Leila Josefowicz

  • Accompanist

    John Novacek

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LA / Reykjavík 5 Oct 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Igor Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
    John Adams Scheherazade.2

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloist

    Leila Josefowicz

  • Choir

    The Hamrahlíð Choirs, Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir conductor

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Calder String Quartet 8 Oct 17:00 Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Franz Schubert String Quartet in D Minor, Death and the Maiden
    Esa-Pekka Salonen Homunculus
    Daníel Bjarnason Stillshot
    Andrew Norman Stop Motion

  • Calder string quartet

    Benjamin Jacobson violin
    Andrew Bulbrook violin
    Jonathan Moerschel viola
    Eric Byers cello

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Hollywood / Reykjavík 12 Oct 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Music from popular films, including Ben-Hur, The Bridge over the River Kwai, Gone with the Wind, Sunset Boulevard, The Monuments Men, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Superman, and Star Wars.

  • Conductor

    Richard Kaufman

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Children's Hour 21 Oct 11:30 Hörpuhorn | Harpa

  • Program

    Dance music from different cultures plus a selection of light, entertaining songs

  • Host

    Hjördís Ástráðsdóttir

Ottensamer and Canellakis 26 Oct 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Felix Mendelssohn Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture
    Carl Stamitz Clarinet Concerto in Eb Major
    Amy Beach Berceuse
    Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance no. 7
    Johannes Brahms Symphony no. 2

  • Conductor

    Karina Canellakis

  • Soloist

    Andreas Ottensamer

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November 2017

Icelandic Symphony on Airwaves 2 Nov 20:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Anna Þorvaldsdóttir Dreaming
    Hildur Guðnadóttir Under Takes Over
    María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir Aequora
    Þuríður Jónsdóttir Flow and Fusion

  • Conductor

    Anna-Maria Helsing

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Tortelier conducts Rachmaninoff 9 Nov 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Þórður Magnússon Námur
    Reinhold Glière Horn Concerto
    Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

  • Conductor

    Yan Pascal Tortelier

  • Soloist

    Radek Baborak

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Pictures at an Exhibition 16 Nov 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Claude Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
    Sofia Gubaidulina Offertorium
    Modest Mussorgsky/Maurice Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

  • Conductor

    Yan Pascal Tortelier

  • Soloist

    Sergei Krylov

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Víkingur plays Mozart 30 Nov 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto no. 24 in C Minor
    Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)

  • Conductor

    Dima Slobodeniouk

  • Soloist

    Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson

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December 2017

Friday series 1 Dec 18:00 Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Arvo Pärt Für Alina
    Arvo Pärt Mozart-Adagio
    W.A. Mozart Fantasia for piano in C Minor
    W.A. Mozart Piano Concerto no. 24 in C Minor

  • Soloist and conductor

    Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson

  • Soloists

    Nicola Lolli violin
    Sigurgeir Agnarsson cello

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Bach and Mozart 7 Dec 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D Major
    W. A. Mozart Exsultate, jubilate
    W. A. Mozart Overture to Così fan tutte
    W. A. Mozart “Porgi amor” from The Marriage of Figaro
    W. A. Mozart “Martern aller Arten” from The Abduction from the Seraglio
    W. A. Mozart Symphony no. 31 “Paris”

  • Conductor

    Jonathan Cohen

  • Soloist

    Sally Matthews

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Christmas at the Symphony 16 Dec 14:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Iceland and Nordic Christmas music

  • Conductor

    Bernharður Wilkinson

  • Guests

    Margrét Eir
    Kolbrún Völkudóttir
    Barbara the Clown
    Reykjavík Girls’ Choir
    Iceland Ballet Academy
    Young soloists

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Christmas at the Symphony 16 Dec 16:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Iceland and Nordic Christmas music

  • Conductor

    Bernharður Wilkinson

  • Guests

    Margrét Eir
    Kolbrún Völkudóttir
    Barbara the Clown
    Reykjavík Girls’ Choir
    Iceland Ballet Academy
    Young soloists

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Christmas at the Symphony 17 Dec 14:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Iceland and Nordic Christmas music

  • Conductor

    Bernharður Wilkinson

  • Guests

    Margrét Eir
    Kolbrún Völkudóttir
    Barbara the Clown
    Reykjavík Girls’ Choir
    Iceland Ballet Academy
    Young soloists

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Christmas at the Symphony 17 Dec 16:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Iceland and Nordic Christmas music

  • Conductor

    Bernharður Wilkinson

  • Guests

    Margrét Eir
    Kolbrún Völkudóttir
    Barbara the Clown
    Reykjavík Girls’ Choir
    Iceland Ballet Academy
    Young soloists

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January 2018

Viennese favourites 4 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta music and waltzes by Franz von Suppé, Emile Waldteufel, Johann Strauss the younger, and Franz Lehár, including selections from Die Fledermaus (The Bat) and The Merry Widow.

  • Conductor

    Karen Kamensek

  • Soloists

    Valgerður Guðnadóttir
    Kolbeinn Ketilsson

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Viennese favourites 5 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta music and waltzes by Franz von Suppé, Emile Waldteufel, Johann Strauss the younger, and Franz Lehár, including selections from Die Fledermaus (The Bat) and The Merry Widow.

  • Conductor

    Karen Kamensek

  • Soloists

    Valgerður Guðnadóttir
    Kolbeinn Ketilsson

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Viennese favourites 6 Jan 16:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta music and waltzes by Franz von Suppé, Emile Waldteufel, Johann Strauss the younger, and Franz Lehár, including selections from Die Fledermaus (The Bat) and The Merry Widow.

  • Conductor

    Karen Kamensek

  • Soloists

    Valgerður Guðnadóttir
    Kolbeinn Ketilsson

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Viennese favourites 6 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta music and waltzes by Franz von Suppé, Emile Waldteufel, Johann Strauss the younger, and Franz Lehár, including selections from Die Fledermaus (The Bat) and The Merry Widow.

  • Conductor

    Karen Kamensek

  • Soloists

    Valgerður Guðnadóttir
    Kolbeinn Ketilsson

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Young Soloists 11 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Programme to be announced

  • Conductor

    Daniel Raiskin

  • Soloists

    Winners of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Iceland Academy of the Arts soloists’ competition.

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra 18 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Grażyna Bacewicz Overture for orchestra
    Dmitri Shostakovich Cello Concerto no. 1
    Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra

  • Conductor

    David Danzmayr

  • Soloist

    Alban Gerhardt

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ISO Youth Orchestra at Dark Music Days 25 Jan 18:00 Harpa

  • Program

    John Luther Adams Sila The Breath of the World

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

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Sæunn and Víkingur at Dark Music Days 25 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Páll Ragnar Pálsson Quake for cello and chamber ensemble
    Haukur Tómasson Piano Concerto no. 2
    Other works TBA

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson
    Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir

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Yrkja - Young Composers 26 Jan 12:00 Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Programme to be announced

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

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February 2018

Beethoven Piano Concerti III 1 Feb 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Magic Flute, Overture
    Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 5, “The Emperor”
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony no. 41, “Jupiter”

  • Conductor

    Matthew Halls

  • Soloist

    Paul Lewis

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Paul Lewis – Solo Recital 4 Feb 17:00 Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata í C Major Hob. XVI/50
    Ludwig van Beethoven 11 Bagatelles op. 119
    Johannes Brahms 6 Piano Pieces op. 118
    Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata in G Major Hob. XVI/40

  • Soloist

    Paul Lewis

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Ævar's Adventures 10 Feb 14:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    The programme will include music from Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Ghostbusters, and other popular films.

  • Conductor

    Bernharður Wilkinson

  • Host

    Ævar Þór Benediktsson

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Osmo Conducts Shostakovich 15 Feb 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Sergei Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite
    Áskell Másson Silfurfljót (Silverstream)
    Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony no. 6

  • Conductor

    Osmo Vänskä

  • Soloist

    Einar Jóhannesson

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Friday Series 16 Feb 18:00 Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Gideon Klein String Trio
    Olivier Messiaen Selections from Quartet for the End of Time
    Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony no. 6

  • Clarinet and conductor

    Osmo Vänskä

  • Quartet

    Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir violin
    Daniel Schmitt viola
    Bryndís Halla Gylfadóttir cello
    Anna Guðný Guðmundsdóttir piano

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March 2018

Beethoven's Fate Symphony 1 Mar 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Jónas Tómasson Sinfóníetta II
    Robert Schumann Violin Concerto
    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 5, “Fate”

  • Conductor

    Eivind Aadland

  • Soloist

    Baiba Skride

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Children’s Hour 3 Mar 11:30 Hörpuhorn | Harpa

  • Program

    The latter Children’s Hour concert of the season features a variety of light, entertaining pieces and music specially selected to welcome the spring

  • Host

    Hjördís Ástráðsdóttir

Ravel and Prokofiev 8 Mar 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Charles Gounod Symphony nr. 2
    Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto no. 1
    Maurice Ravel La Valse

  • Conductor

    Yan Pascal Tortelier

  • Soloist

    Nicola Lolli

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Friday series 9 Mar 18:00 Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Robert Schumann Three songs from Myrthen op. 25
    Robert Schumann Geistervariationen
    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 5, “Fate”

  • Conductor

    Yan Pascal Tortelier

  • Soloist

    Þóra Einarsdóttir

  • Pianists

    Anna Guðný Guðmundsdóttir
    Guðrún Dalía Salómonsdóttir

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Mattila Sings Wagner 15 Mar 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Anton Webern Passacaglia
    Richard Wagner Wesendonck-lieder
    Hector Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

  • Conductor

    Yan Pascal Tortelier

  • Soloist

    Karita Mattila

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Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra 18 Mar 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Richard Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
    Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 4
    Jean Sibelius Symphony no. 1

  • Conductor

    Santtu-Matias Rouvali

  • Soloist

    Hélène Grimaud

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Edda II – The Lives of the Gods 23 Mar 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Jón Leifs Edda II The Lives of the Gods

  • Conductor

    Hermann Bäumer

  • Soloists

    Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir
    Elmar Gilbertsson
    Kristinn Sigmundsson

  • Choir

    Schola Cantorum

  • Choir conductor

    Hörður Áskelsson

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April 2018

Ashkenazy and Nobu 20 Apr 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Fréderic Chopin Piano Concerto no. 2
    Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony no. 2

  • Conductor

    Vladimir Ashkenazy

  • Soloist

    Nobuyuki Tsujii

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Amadeus – Film in Concert 26 Apr 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Movie

    Peter Schaffer and Milos Forman's Amadeus

  • Conductor

    Ludwig Wicki

  • Choir

    Motet Choir of Hallgrímskirkja

  • Choir conductor

    Hörður Áskelsson

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Amadeus – Film in Concert 27 Apr 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Movie

    Peter Schaffer and Milos Forman's Amadeus

  • Conductor

    Ludwig Wicki

  • Choir

    Motet Choir of Hallgrímskirkja

  • Choir conductor

    Hörður Áskelsson

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May 2018

The Dragon Within Me 12 May 14:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Elín Gunnlaugsdóttir and Laila Margrét Arnþórsdóttir The Dragon Within Me

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Narrator

    Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

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War 16 May 19:30 National Theatre of Iceland

  • Program

    Ragnar Kjartansson and Kjartan Sveinsson War

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

War 17 May 19:30 National Theatre of Iceland

  • Program

    Ragnar Kjartansson and Kjartan Sveinsson War

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

War 18 May 19:30 National Theatre of Iceland

  • Program

    Ragnar Kjartansson and Kjartan Sveinsson War

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

Janine Plays Sibelius 25 May 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Kaija Saariaho Ciel d’hiver (Winter Sky)
    Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto
    Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

  • Conductor

    Daniel Blendulf

  • Soloist

    Janine Jansen

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June 2018

Mahler no. 2 1 Jun 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Gustav Mahler Symphony no. 2, “Resurrection”

  • Conductor

    Osmo Vänskä

  • Soloists

    Christiane Karg
    Sasha Cooke

  • Choir

    Motet Choir of Hallgrímskirkja

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Bezhod plays Rachmaninoff 7 Jun 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Ludwig van Beethoven Egmont Overture
    Florence Price Symphony no. 1
    Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 2

  • Conductor

    Joshua Weilerstein

  • Soloist

    Behzod Abduraimov

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