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Concerts & Tickets

June 2018

Osmo Vanska stjórnar Mahler nr. 2

Mahler no. 2 1 Jun 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

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Behzod plays Rachmaninoff 7 Jun 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

Uzbek child prodigy Behzod Abduraimov captured the hearts of Iceland Symphony's guests in the autumn of 2015, when he performed Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no. 3 so brilliantly that the audience was stunned. Now he is back, with one of the most popular concerti of all time: Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 2 is lyrical yet majestic – a celebration of pyrotechnics for anyone who loves piano music at its best.

Florence Price, the first African-American woman known to have dedicated herself to symphonic composition, enjoyed a successful career. Her first symphony won the top prize in the Wanamaker Foundation competition in 1932 and was subsequently performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Interest in her works has resurfaced in recent years, and now she is being performed for the first time in Iceland. American conductor Joshua Weilerstein won first prize in the 2009 Malko Competition. Since then he has travelled the world over, including conducting engagements with all of the major Nordic orchestras and the renowned Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam.

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Brothers - The Opera 8 Jun 21:00 Eldborg | Harpa

The Icelandic Opera will be performing the opera Brothers by the Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason based on Susanne Bier’s film Brothers at the Reykjavík's Arts Festival in June 2018. The opera was world-premiered in the Concert Hall Aarhus in August 2017  –  in connection with European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 and the production in Iceland will be the same as in Aarhus. Brothers will be directed by Kasper Holten, and Steffen Aarfing is the stage designer. The libretto is written by Kerstin Perski.

The film Brothers is a story of two brothers and a love triangle. Michael has a successful career in the army, a beautiful wife and two daughters. His younger brother Jannik is a drifter living on the edge of the law. When Michael is sent on a UN mission to Afghanistan and returns after a traumatic imprisonment, the balance between the two brothers is changed forever.

The opera is performed in English.

 

  • Singers

    Oddur Arnþór Jónsson
    Marie Arnet
    Selma Buch Ørum Villumsen
    Elmar Gilbertsson
    Þóra Einarsdóttir
    James Laing
    Jakob Zethner
    Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir
    Paul Carey Jones

  • Composer and conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Libretto

    Kerstin Perski

  • Director

    Kasper Holten

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Brothers - The Opera 9 Jun 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

The Icelandic Opera will be performing the opera Brothers by the Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason based on Susanne Bier’s film Brothers at the Reykjavík's Arts Festival in June 2018. The opera was world-premiered in the Concert Hall Aarhus in August 2017  –  in connection with European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 and the production in Iceland will be the same as in Aarhus. Brothers will be directed by Kasper Holten, and Steffen Aarfing is the stage designer. The libretto is written by Kerstin Perski.

The film Brothers is a story of two brothers and a love triangle. Michael has a successful career in the army, a beautiful wife and two daughters. His younger brother Jannik is a drifter living on the edge of the law. When Michael is sent on a UN mission to Afghanistan and returns after a traumatic imprisonment, the balance between the two brothers is changed forever.

The opera is performed in English.

 

  • Singers

    Oddur Arnþór Jónsson
    Marie Arnet
    Selma Buch Ørum Villumsen
    Elmar Gilbertsson
    Þóra Einarsdóttir
    James Laing
    Jakob Zethner
    Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir
    Paul Carey Jones

  • Composer and conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Libretto

    Kerstin Perski

  • Director

    Kasper Holten

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