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January 2018

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 17:30 Harpa

  • Program

    John Luther Adams Sila: The Breath of the World

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Performers

    ISO Youth Orchestra
    Students from the Academy of Arts

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

  • Program

    Sebastian Fagerlund Drifts
    Haukur Tómasson Piano Concerto no. 2
    Páll Ragnar Pálsson Quake for cello and chamber ensemble
    Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson Adagio
    Haukur Tómassson In Seventh Heaven

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson
    Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir

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

  • Program

    Gísli Magnússon Akvocirkulado (premiere)
    Veronique Vaka Jacques Rift (premiere)

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Presenter

    Elísabet Indra Ragnarsdóttir

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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 (world premiere)

  • 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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Behzod 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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