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August 2019

Maximus Musicus on Culture Night 24 Aug 15:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Maurice Ravel Bolero
    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 5, 1st mvt.
    Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
    Sigvaldi Kaldalóns Á Sprengisandi
    Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir Maxi's Song

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Narrator

    Valur Freyr Einarsson

Marathon Concert on Culture Night 24 Aug 17:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Works by JS Bach, Leonard Bernstein, Gioacchino Rossini, Ethel Smyth, John Williams, Vangelis, and others

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Host

    Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

Favorite Classics 30 Aug 20:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Sergei Prokofiev Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet
    Johannes Brahms Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen from Ein deutsches Requiem
    Giacomo Puccini Un bel dì vedremo from Madama Butterfly
    Giacomo Puccini Che gelida manina from La bohème
    Edward Elgar Nimrod from the Enigma Variations
    W.A. Mozart From Requiem
    Johann Pachelbel Canon in D
    G.F. Händel Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
    W.A. Mozart Clarinet Concerto, 2. mvt.
    Samuel Barber Adagio for strings
    John Williams Schindler's List, main theme
    John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 4, finale

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Arngunnur Árnadóttir, Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir, Elmar Gilbertsson and Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir

  • Host

    Guðni Tómasson
    Halla Oddný Magnúsdóttir

  • Choirs

    Hljómeyki Chamber Choir
    Motet Choir of Hallgrímskirkja
    The Philharmonia Choral Society

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September 2019

Ravel and Sibelius 12 Sep 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Georges Bizet L’Arlésienne, suite
    Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
    Anna Thorvaldsdottir Aeriality
    Jean Sibelius Symphony no. 1

  • Conductor

    Yan Pascal Tortelier

  • Soloist

    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

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Debussy and Prokofíev 19 Sep 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Claude Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
    Jennifer Higdon Violin Concerto
    Sergei Prokofiev Symphony no. 5

  • Conductor

    Roderick Cox

  • Soloist

    Benjamin Beilman

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ISO Youth Orchestra plays Beethoven's Ninth 22 Sep 17:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 9

  • Orchestra

    Iceland Symphony Youth Orchestra

  • Conductor

    Daniel Raiskin

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Sæunn and Shostakovitch 26 Sep 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Ludwig van Beethoven Egmont Overture
    Joseph Haydn Cello Concerto in D Major
    Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony no. 5

  • Conductor

    Karina Canellakis

  • Soloist

    Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir

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October 2019

Musical Time Travel 5 Oct 14:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Music by

    Monteverdi, Lully, Bach, Jón Leifs, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson, Mélanie Bonis, John Williams, Thea Musgrave and Lára Rún Eggertsdóttir

  • Conductor

    Michelle Merrill

  • Host

    Þuríður Blær Jóhannsdóttir
    Guðmundur Felixson

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Brahms and Tchaikovsky 10 Oct 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto no. 2
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 6, “Pathétique”

  • Conductor

    Han-Na Chang

  • Soloist

    Stephen Hough

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Noontime Concert in Norðurljós 18 Oct 12:00 Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Arcangelo Corelli Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1
    Georg Friederich Händel Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7

  • concertmaster

    Matthew Truscott

  • Iceland Symphony String Ensemble

Bach, Handel, and Haydn 24 Oct 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite no. 1
    Georg Muffat Passacaglia from Sonata no. 5
    Georg Friederich Handel Concerto grosso, op. 3 no. 2
    Maria Antonia Walpurgis Talestri, overture
    Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Erwin und Elmire, intermezzo
    Joseph Haydn Symphony no. 102

  • Conductor

    Matthew Halls

  • Soloist

    Matthew Truscott

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Noontime Concert in Eldborg 31 Oct 11:45 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Anna Thorvaldsdottir Aeriality
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 4

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

November 2019

Víkingur and Daníel 7 Nov 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Edvard Grieg Selections from Peer Gynt
    Daníel Bjarnason Processions, piano concerto
    W. A. Mozart Horn Concerto no. 3
    Jean Sibelius Symphony no. 5

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson
    Radovan Vlatković

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Dimitri Þór and Sibelius 28 Nov 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Joseph Bologne Symphony in D Major
    Jean Françaix Clarinet Concerto
    Jean Sibelius Lemminkäinen Suite

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloist

    Dimitri Þór Ashkenazy

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December 2019

Masters of the Baroque 5 Dec 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Jean-Philippe Rameau Overture and Chaconne from The Amorous Indies (Les Indes galantes)
    Jean-Baptiste Lully Suite from Le Bourgeois gentilhomme
    Georg Philipp Telemann Alster Suite
    Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite no. 4

  • Conductor

    Maxim Emelyanychev

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

  • Program

    Leroy Anderson A Christmas Festival
    Katherine K. Davis The Little Drummer Boy
    Jórunn Viðar Það á að gefa börnum brauð
    Émile Waldteufel The Skaters’ Waltz
    Other christmas classics

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Hrafnhildur Árnadóttir Hafstað
    Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson
    Kolbrún Völkudóttir

  • Host

    Barbara the Clown

  • Choirs

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

  • Dancers from the Iceland Ballet Academy
    Hörpuhópur Árnes Music School Recorder Ensemble
    Young percussionists

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

  • Program

    Leroy Anderson A Christmas Festival
    Katherine K. Davis The Little Drummer Boy
    Jórunn Viðar Það á að gefa börnum brauð
    Émile Waldteufel The Skaters’ Waltz
    Other christmas classics

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Hrafnhildur Árnadóttir Hafstað
    Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson
    Kolbrún Völkudóttir

  • Host

    Barbara the Clown

  • Choirs

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

  • Dancers from the Iceland Ballet Academy
    Hörpuhópur Árnes Music School Recorder Ensemble
    Young percussionists

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Christmas at the Iceland Symphony 15 Dec 14:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Leroy Anderson A Christmas Festival
    Katherine K. Davis The Little Drummer Boy
    Jórunn Viðar Það á að gefa börnum brauð
    Émile Waldteufel The Skaters’ Waltz
    Other christmas classics

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Hrafnhildur Árnadóttir Hafstað
    Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson
    Kolbrún Völkudóttir

  • Host

    Barbara the Clown

  • Choirs

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

  • Dancers from the Iceland Ballet Academy
    Hörpuhópur Árnes Music School Recorder Ensemble
    Young percussionists

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Christmas at the Iceland Symphony 15 Dec 16:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Leroy Anderson A Christmas Festival
    Katherine K. Davis The Little Drummer Boy
    Jórunn Viðar Það á að gefa börnum brauð
    Émile Waldteufel The Skaters’ Waltz
    Other christmas classics

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Hrafnhildur Árnadóttir Hafstað
    Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson
    Kolbrún Völkudóttir

  • Host

    Barbara the Clown

  • Choirs

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

  • Dancers from the Iceland Ballet Academy
    Hörpuhópur Árnes Music School Recorder Ensemble
    Young percussionists

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January 2020

Viennese Favourites 9 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta selections and waltzes by Johann Strauss the Younger, Franz Lehár, Tchaikovsky, Mélanie Bonis, Amy Beach, and others.

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Jóna G. Kolbrúnardóttir
    Garðar Thor Cortes

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Viennese Favourites 10 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta selections and waltzes by Johann Strauss the Younger, Franz Lehár, Tchaikovsky, Mélanie Bonis, Amy Beach, and others.

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Jóna G. Kolbrúnardóttir
    Garðar Thor Cortes

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Viennese Favourites 11 Jan 16:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta selections and waltzes by Johann Strauss the Younger, Franz Lehár, Tchaikovsky, Mélanie Bonis, Amy Beach, and others.

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Jóna G. Kolbrúnardóttir
    Garðar Thor Cortes

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Viennese Favourites 11 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta selections and waltzes by Johann Strauss the Younger, Franz Lehár, Tchaikovsky, Mélanie Bonis, Amy Beach, and others.

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Jóna G. Kolbrúnardóttir
    Garðar Thor Cortes

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Young Soloists 16 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Programme to be announced

  • Conductor

    Anna-Maria Helsing

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

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Friday Series 17 Jan 18:00 Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Sergei Rachmaninoff Trio élégiaque no. 1
    Sofia Gubaidulina Piano Quintet

  • Piano trio

    Nicola Lolli violin
    Sigurgeir Agnarsson cello
    Anna Guðný Guðmundsdóttir piano

  • Piano Quintet

    Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir violin
    Páll Palomares violin
    Gregory Aronovich viola
    Bryndís Halla Gylfadóttir cello
    Anna Guðný Guðmundsdóttir piano

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Inkinen conducts Bartók 23 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Anna Clyne Masquerade
    William Walton Viola Concerto
    Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

  • Conductor

    Pietari Inkinen

  • Soloist

    Nils Mönkemeyer

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Iceland Symphony at Dark Music Days 30 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Atli Heimir Sveinsson Hjakk
    Bára Gísladóttir ÓS
    Missy Mazzoli Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
    Hugi Guðmundsson Accordion Concerto, premiere
    Snorri Sigfús Birgisson Concerto for Orchestra, premiere

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloist

    Andreas Borregaard

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Yrkja V: Young Composers 31 Jan 12:00 Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Eygló Höskuldsdóttir Viborg New work
    Sigurður Árni Jónsson New work

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • instructor

    Anna Thorvaldsdottir

February 2020

Mahler and Debussy 21 Feb 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps
    Gustav Mahler Selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
    Benjamin Britten Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
    Claude Debussy La mer

  • Conductor

    Hannu Lintu

  • Soloist

    Michelle DeYoung

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March 2020

Mahler and Sibelius 5 Mar 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Páll Ísólfsson Úr myndabók Jónasar Hallgrímssonar
    Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto
    Gustav Mahler Symphony no. 1

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloist

    Augustin Hadelich

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A Russian Celebration 12 Mar 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 3
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, fantasy overture
    Igor Stravinsky The Firebird, suite

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Soloist

    Olga Kern

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Dimmalimm and Swan Lake 14 Mar 14:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Atli Heimir Sveinsson Dimmalimm
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Selections from Swan Lake
    Atli Heimir Sveinsson Kvæðið um fuglana

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Host

    Barbara the Clown

  • Choir

    Langholtskirkja Graduale Choir

  • Students from the Iceland Ballet Academy

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Mozart and Kurt Weill 19 Mar 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Igor Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments
    Kurt Weill Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra
    WA. Mozart Serenade no. 10, “Gran partita”

  • Conductor

    Osmo Vänskä

  • Soloist

    Erin Keefe

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Friday Series 20 Mar 18:00 Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Arnold Schönberg Transfigured Night
    Béla Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

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Rachmaninoff and Gubaidulina II 26 Mar 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Sofia Gubaidulina Offertorium violin concerto
    Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony no. 2

  • Conductor

    Antonio Méndez

  • Soloist

    Vadim Gluzman

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April 2020

AIŌN 1 Apr 20:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Erna Ómarsdóttir AIŌN

  • choreographer

    Erna Ómarsdóttir in collaboration with the dancers

  • Composer

    Anna Thorvaldsdottir

  • Conductor

    Anna-Maria Helsing

  • Video

    Pierre-Alain Giraud and Valdimar Jóhannsson

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Kasper, Jesper, And Jonathan! 25 Apr 14:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Selections from Thorbjørn Egner’s When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town and The Animals in Huckybucky Forest

  • Conductor

    Marit Strindlund

  • Soloists

    Jóhanna Vigdís Arnardóttir
    Pálmi Gestsson
    Valur Freyr Einarsson
    Örn Árnason

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May 2020

Brahms and Shostakovich 7 May 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Sveinn Lúðvík Björnsson Glerhjallar, premiere
    Dmitri Shostakovich Cello Concerto no. 2
    Johannes Brahms Symphony no. 2

  • Conductor

    Rafael Payare

  • Soloist

    Alisa Weilerstein

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Friday Series 8 May 18:00 Norðurljós | Harpa

  • Program

    Grażyna Bacewicz Quartet for Four Violins
    Johannes Brahms Symphony no. 2

  • Conductor

    Rafael Payare

  • Violin Quartet

    Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir
    Una Sveinbjarnardóttir
    Páll Palomares
    Vera Panitch

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Hallveig sings Mozart 14 May 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    WA. Mozart The Marriage of Figaro, overture
    WA. Mozart Arias from The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, and other operas
    WA. Mozart Chaconne from Idomeneo
    WA Mozart Symphony no. 40

  • Conductor

    Jonathan Cohen

  • Soloist

    Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir

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Die Walküre 27 May 18:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Richard Wagner Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)

  • Conductor

    Alexander Vedernikov

  • Director

    Julia Burbach

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Die Walküre 29 May 18:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Richard Wagner Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)

  • Conductor

    Alexander Vedernikov

  • Director

    Julia Burbach

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June 2020

Rachmaninoff and Gubaidulina III 5 Jun 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Páll Ragnar Pálsson Supremacy of Peace
    Sofia Gubaidulina Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Bayan
    Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

  • Conductor

    Olari Elts

  • Soloists

    Baiba Skride
    Harriet Krijgh
    Elsbeth Moser

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