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December 2019

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

    Jacques Ibert Flute Concerto
    Max Bruch Violin Concerto no. 1
    Arne Nordheim Spur, Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra
    Alexander Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto in A-flat Major

  • Conductor

    Anna-Maria Helsing

  • Soloists

    Kristín Ýr Jónsdóttir
    Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir
    Flemming Viðar Valmundsson
    Gunnar Kristinn Óskarsson

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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 12:00 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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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

  • Directors

    Julia Burbach and Tal Rosner

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Die Walküre 29 May 18:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Richard Wagner Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)

  • Conductor

    Alexander Vedernikov

  • Directors

    Julia Burbach and Tal Rosner

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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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