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August 2018

Our classics: Icelandic favourites 31 Aug 20:00 Eldborg | Harpa

What is your favourite Icelandic composition? Is it Brennið þið, vitar by Páll Ísólfsson or Smávinir fagrir by Jón Nordal? Or perhaps Vökuró by Jórunn Viðar? The Our Classics concerts held by the ISO and the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV) in the past two years have been welcomed by concertgoers with open arms. This year, as we celebrate Iceland’s centenary as a sovereign nation, we are holding yet another, featuring Icelandic music from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The works that received the most votes in the election will be performed in Eldborg hall at a special gala concert, a pre-season taste of the upcoming year at the ISO.The conductor is Daníel Bjarnason, and Iceland’s leading singers and choirs will be on hand as needed.

Masters of ceremonies are Oddný Halla Magnúsdóttir and Guðni Tómasson, and the concert will be broadcast live on RÚV Television’s Channel 1.

 

  • Program

    Sigfús Einarsson Draumalandið
    Karl O. Runólfsson Í fjarlægð
    Sigvaldi Kaldalóns Ave Maria
    Páll Ísólfsson Í dag skein sól
    Jón Leifs Icelandic Dances op. 11 no. 4
    Jón Nordal Hvert örstutt spor
    Jórunn Viðar Vökuró
    Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson Sveitin milli sanda
    Atli Heimir Sveinsson Snert hörpu mína
    Sigurður Þórðarson Sjá, dagar koma
    Páll Ísólfsson Brennið þið, vitar
    Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson Heyr himna smiður
    Jón Ásgeirsson Hjá lygnri móðu
    Jón Nordal Smávinir fagrir
    Atli Heimir Intermezzo from Dimmalimm
    Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir Sanctus from Mass of Guðbrandur
    Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson Siciliano from Columbine
    Daníel Bjarnason Bow to String, 3. mvt.
    Jórunn Viðar Eldur
    Páll Ísólfsson Úr útsæ rísa íslands fjöll

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Emilía Rós Sigfúsdóttir
    Katie Buckley
    Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir

  • Vocalists

    Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir
    Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir
    Sveinn Dúa Hjörleifsson
    Þóra Einarsdóttir

  • Choirs

    Langholtskirkja Graduale Choir
    The Hamrahlíð Choir
    Fóstbræður Male Choir
    Kársnes School Choir
    The Philharmonia Choral Society

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