Iceland Symphony Orchestra


Upcoming events

The Rite of Spring Feb 21 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa Buy ticket


Brantelid plays Elgar Feb 28 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa Buy ticket


Expressions of Pathos Mar 1 18:00 Norðurljós | Harpa Buy ticket


Children's Hour Mar 9 11:30 Norðurljós | Harpa Free entry

The Iceland Symphony’s Children’s Hour concerts have been extremely popular. The programming and length of the concerts are tailored to the needs of audiences too young for the full-length children’s concerts in the Litli tónsprotinn series. Children’s Hour concerts are about 30 minutes long and are held in Norðurljós, the open space on the second floor of Harpa, just outside Eldborg hall. It is a good idea to bring a cushion to sit on. A variety of special guests come to visit and participate actively in Children’s Hour concerts with Maxi the Musical Mouse.

Admission is free, and all are welcome as long as space is available. 


Two Symphonies and a Toccata Mar 14 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa Buy ticket


Von Otter and Tortelier Mar 21 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa Buy ticket


Mendelssohn and Beethoven Mar 28 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa Buy ticket


Dancing Symphony Mar 29 18:00 Norðurljós | Harpa Buy ticket


Star Wars: A New Hope
- Film Concert
Apr 3 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa Apr 4 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa Apr 5 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa Buy ticket


Isabelle Faust and Mahler Apr 11 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa Buy ticket

Quentin Blake-The Giraffe and the Pelle and me

The Boy and the Sweet-Shop May 4 14:00 Eldborg | Harpa Buy ticket


Lugansky plays Grieg May 9 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa Buy ticket


Brahms and Tortelier May 16 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa Buy ticket


Thibaudet and Beethoven May 23 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa Buy ticket


Richard Goode plays Mozart Jun 6 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa Buy ticket


More concerts


Live stream

Iceland Symphony Live From Harpa

The Rite of Spring with Daníel Bjarnason

Event calendar

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Dark Music Days

Each year, the Iceland Symphony takes part in the Dark Music Days, a festival of contemporary Icelandic music. The orchestra's concert on January 31st features three first performances, as well as other outstanding recent works, one of which is Metacosmos by Composer-in-Residence Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Before the concert, the orchestra invites guests to a conversation with Anna where she talks about her new work (in Icelandic). On February 1st the orchestra will also premiere two works at the Yrkja concert.

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