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Concerts & Tickets

September 2022

Eva conducts The Rite of Spring 29 Sep 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Anna Þorvaldsdóttir CATAMORPHOSIS
    Veronique Vaka Gemæltan (world premiere)
    Daníel Bjarnason Bow to String
    Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloist

    Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir

Sæunn plays Waldesruhe 30 Sep 18:00 Friday Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Veronique Vaka Neige éternelle: 1.
    Jane Antonia Cornish Nocturne III
    Pierre Boulez Messagesquisse
    Antonín Dvořák Waldesruhe

  • Conductor

    Nathanaël Iselin

  • Soloist

    Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir

October 2022

Stolen songs 6 Oct 20:00 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Igor Stravinsky Selections from Pulcinella Suite
    Felix Mendelssohn Symphony no. 4, “Italian” – 4th movement
    Sergei Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloist

    Dmitry Shishkin

  • Host

    Halla Oddný Magnúsdóttir

New and Nordic 13 Oct 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Outi Tarkiainen The Ring of Fire and Love
    Idin Samimi Mofakham Zurvān
    Lisa Streich Segel
    Gunnar Karel Másson Grisaille
    Jesper Nordin Ärr

  • Conductor

    Anna-Maria Helsing

Laufey and the ISO 26 Oct 20:00 Wednesday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Laufey’s music in orchestral arrangements plus well-known jazz gems

  • Conductor

    Hugh Brunt

  • Soloist

    Laufey

Laufey and the ISO 27 Oct 20:00 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Laufey’s music in orchestral arrangements plus well-known jazz gems

  • Conductor

    Hugh Brunt

  • Soloist

    Laufey

November 2022

Lisiecki plays Chopin ­ 3 Nov 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Karol Szymanowski Concert Overture
    Fréderic Chopin Piano Concerto no. 1
    Jón Nordal Adagio fyrir strengi
    Witold Lutosławski Symphony no. 1

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloist

    Jan Lisiecki

Children's Concert 5 Nov 11:30 Saturday Flói | Harpa

  • Program

    Cheerful and versatile music.

  • Conductor

    TBA

Music-loving magic 10 Nov 20:00 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Magic Flute, Overture
    John Williams Hedwig’s Theme (from Harry Potter)
    Pablo de Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
    Paul Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    Igor Stravinsky The Firebird, selections

  • Conductor

    Nathanaël Iselin

  • Soloist

    Páll Palomares

  • Host

    Halla Oddný Magnúsdóttir

Symphonic dances 17 Nov 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Páll Ragnar Pálsson Yfirráðandi kyrrð
    Sofia Gubaidulina Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Bayan
    Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

  • Conductor

    Olari Elts

  • Soloists

    Baiba Skride
    Harriet Krijgh
    Martynas Levickis

Early works with Baiba and Harriet 18 Nov 18:00 Friday Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Dmitri Shostakovich Two Pieces for string octet, op. 11
    Felix Mendelssohn String Octet op. 20

  • Soloists

    Baiba Skride
    Harriet Krijgh

December 2022

Advent at the Symphony 1 Dec 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    María Antonía Walpurgis Talestri, overture
    Antonio Vivaldi Cessate, omai cessate (from Cantata RV 684)
    Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for violin and cello in B-flat major
    Georg Friedrich Händel Ombra mai fu (from Xerxes)
    Georg Friedrich Händel Vivi tiranno (from Rodelinda)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony no. 40

  • Conductor

    Jonathan Cohen

  • Soloists

    Dúó Edda

  • Soloist

    Tim Mead

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

  • Conductor

    Mirian Khukhunaishvili

  • Soloists

    Alexander Jarl Þorsteinsson
    Björk Níelsdóttir
    Kolbrún Völkudóttir

  • Host

    Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

  • Choirs

    Reykjavík Girls’ Choir
    Reykjanes Music School Bell Choir
    Litlu Sprotarnir Sign Language Choir

  • Dancers

    from the Iceland Ballet Academy

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

  • Conductor

    Mirian Khukhunaishvili

  • Soloists

    Alexander Jarl Þorsteinsson
    Björk Níelsdóttir
    Kolbrún Völkudóttir

  • Host

    Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

  • Choirs

    Reykjavík Girls’ Choir
    Reykjanes Music School Bell Choir
    Litlu Sprotarnir Sign Language Choir

  • Dancers

    from the Iceland Ballet Academy

Christmas at the Symphony 18 Dec 14:00 Sunday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Conductor

    Mirian Khukhunaishvili

  • Soloists

    Alexander Jarl Þorsteinsson
    Björk Níelsdóttir
    Kolbrún Völkudóttir

  • Host

    Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

  • Choirs

    Reykjavík Girls’ Choir
    Reykjanes Music School Bell Choir
    Litlu Sprotarnir Sign Language Choir

  • Dancers

    from the Iceland Ballet Academy

Christmas at the Symphony 18 Dec 16:00 Sunday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Conductor

    Mirian Khukhunaishvili

  • Soloists

    Alexander Jarl Þorsteinsson
    Björk Níelsdóttir
    Kolbrún Völkudóttir

  • Host

    Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

  • Choirs

    Reykjavík Girls’ Choir
    Reykjanes Music School Bell Choir
    Litlu Sprotarnir Sign Language Choir

  • Dancers

    from the Iceland Ballet Academy

January 2023

Viennese favourites 5 Jan 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta music, waltzes, and polkas

  • Conductor

    Keri-Lynn Wilson

  • Soloists

    Jóhann Kristinsson
    Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir

Viennese favourites 6 Jan 19:30 Friday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta music, waltzes, and polkas

  • Conductor

    Keri-Lynn Wilson

  • Soloists

    Jóhann Kristinsson
    Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir

Viennese favourites 7 Jan 16:00 Saturday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta music, waltzes, and polkas

  • Conductor

    Keri-Lynn Wilson

  • Soloists

    Jóhann Kristinsson
    Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir

Viennese favourites 7 Jan 19:30 Saturday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta music, waltzes, and polkas

  • Conductor

    Keri-Lynn Wilson

  • Soloists

    Jóhann Kristinsson
    Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir

Hough plays Beethoven 12 Jan 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Christoph Willibald Gluck Alceste, overture
    Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 3
    Raminta Šerkšnytė Fires / Ugnys
    Claude Debussy La mer

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloist

    Stephen Hough

A portrait of Stephen Hough 13 Jan 18:00 Friday Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Claude Debussy Estampes
    Stephen Hough Partita
    Franz Liszt Petrarca sonetta no. 123
    Franz Liszt Dante Sonata (from Années de Pèlerinage)

  • Soloist

    Stephen Hough

Eva and Grubinger ­ 19 Jan 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony no. 35, “Haffner”
    Maurice Ravel Daphnis et Chloé, suite no. 2
    Daníel Bjarnason Percussion Concerto

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloist

    Martin Grubinger

Tectonic plate boundaries 26 Jan 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Haukur Tómasson It Relaxes Me, the Repetition
    Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir Pons papilloma
    Áskell Másson Capriccio
    Kjartan Ólafsson Mar
    Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson Flekar

  • Conductor

    Nathanaël Iselin

  • Soloists

    Áskell Másson
    Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir
    Bryndís Halla Gylfadóttir
    Grímur Helgason

Hringla 27 Jan 12:15 Friday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Bára Gísladóttir the worlds within our petty voids
    Bára Gísladóttir VAPE
    Bára Gísladóttir Hringla

  • Conductor

    Nathanaël Iselin

  • Soloist

    Bára Gísladóttir

February 2023

Osmo and Erin 2 Feb 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Osmo Vänskä Overture
    Kurt Weill Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra
    Felix Mendelssohn Symphony no. 3

  • Conductor

    Osmo Vänskä

  • Soloist

    Erin Keefe

In flight 9 Feb 20:00 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Georg Friedrich Händel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
    Kaija Saariaho Asteroid 4179: Toutatis
    Gustav Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
    Claude Debussy La mer, final movement

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloist

    Jóhann Kristinsson

  • Host

    Halla Oddný Magnúsdóttir

The Adventure of the Magic Flute 18 Feb 14:00 Saturday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Magic Flute (abridged version)

  • Conductor

    Kornilios Michailidis

  • Soloists

    Hrafnhildur Árnadóttir Hafstað
    Sveinn Dúa Hjörleifsson
    Jóhann Kristinsson
    Harpa Ósk Björnsdóttir
    Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir

  • Narrator

    Þórunn Arna Kristjánsdóttir

The Adventure of the Magic Flute 18 Feb 16:00 Saturday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Magic Flute (abridged version)

  • Conductor

    Kornilios Michailidis

  • Soloists

    Hrafnhildur Árnadóttir Hafstað
    Sveinn Dúa Hjörleifsson
    Jóhann Kristinsson
    Harpa Ósk Björnsdóttir
    Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir

  • Narrator

    Þórunn Arna Kristjánsdóttir

Hough plays Rachmaninoff ­ 23 Feb 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 2
    Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony no. 10

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloist

    Stephen Hough

Sæunn plays Bach 26 Feb 16:00 Sunday Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suite no. 1
    Benjamin Britten Cello Suite no. 1
    Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suite no. 3
    Þuríður Jónsdóttir 48 Images of the Moon
    Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suite no. 5

  • Soloist

    Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir

March 2023

The Seasons in Moominvalley 3 Mar 18:00 Friday Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Lauri Porra The Seasons in Moominvalley

Sunwook Kim plays Brahms ­ 9 Mar 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Johannes Brahms Symphony no. 3
    Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto no. 2

  • Conductor

    Bertrand de Billy

  • Soloist

    Sunwook Kim

Children's Concert 11 Mar 11:30 Saturday Flói | Harpa

  • Program

    Cheerful and versatile music.

  • Conductor

    TBA

Bertrand de Billy conducts Brahms 16 Mar 20:00 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Johannes Brahms Symphony no. 2

  • Conductor

    Bertrand de Billy

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets™ In Concert 22 Mar 19:00 Wednesday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Conductor

    Timothy Henty

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets™ In Concert 23 Mar 19:00 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Conductor

    Timothy Henty

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets™ In Concert 24 Mar 19:00 Friday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Conductor

    Timothy Henty

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets™ In Concert 25 Mar 14:00 Saturday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Conductor

    Timothy Henty

Sæunn plays Shostakovich 30 Mar 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Unsuk Chin Subito con forza
    Dmitri Shostakovich Cello Concerto no. 1
    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 6

  • Conductor

    Dmitry Matvienko

  • Soloist

    Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir

April 2023

Anna, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky 14 Apr 19:30 Friday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Jukka Tiensuu Voice verser
    Anna Þorvaldsdóttir METACOSMOS
    Jean Sibelius Luonnotar
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 5

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloist

    Anu Komsi

May 2023

Wild Symphony 13 May 14:00 Saturday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Leopold Mozart Toy Symphony
    Dan Brown Wild Symphony

  • Conductor

    Aliisa Neige Barrière

  • Soloist

    Almar Blær Sigurjónsson

Faust plays Dvořák 19 May 19:30 Friday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Antonin Dvořák Violin Concerto
    Gustav Mahler Symphony no. 5

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloist

    Isabelle Faust

Young soloists 25 May 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    TBA

  • Conductor

    Nathanaël Iselin

  • Soloists

    Winners of the ISO/LHÍ young soloists’ competition

June 2023

Carmina Burana 1 Jun 20:00 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Carl Orff Carmina Burana

  • Conductor

    Gunnsteinn Ólafsson

  • Soloists

    Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir
    Oddur Arnþór Jónsson
    Þorsteinn Freyr Sigurðsson

  • Choirs

    University Choir of Iceland
    Söngsveitin Fílharmónía
    Graz University Choir
    Kársnes School Choir
    Reykjavík Boys’ Choir

Hadelich plays Brahms 8 Jun 19:30 Thursday Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto
    Johannes Brahms Symphony no. 4

  • Conductor

    Bertrand de Billy

  • Soloist

    Augustin Hadelich