Baroque Feast

By choosing four or more concerts you receive a 20% discount of your purchase
Date Location Price
31 Oct 2024 » 19:30 » Thursday Eldborg | Harpa 2.900 - 9.800 kr.
Buy ticket
  • Program

    Hildegard von Bingen O Frondens Virga
    Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins
    Georg Friedrich Händel Se pietà di me non sente, from Giulio Cesare
    Georg Friedrich Händel Ombra mai fu, from Serse
    Georg Friedrich Händel Flammende Rose, from Nine German arias
    Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto no 6
    Jean-Philippe Rameau Entrée de Polymnie, from Les Boréades
    Jean-Philippe Rameau Les Sauvages, from Les Indes Galantes
    Jean-Philippe Rameau Tendre Amour, from Les Indes Galantes
    Arcangelo Corelli Concerto Grosso op. 6 no 4
    Georg Friedrich HändelTornami a vagheggiar, from Alcina

  • Conductor

    Peter Hanson

  • Soloist

    María Konráðsdóttir

The music of the Baroque era holds many treasures that enchant each new generation. Today's musicians are still discovering masterpieces from the 17th and 18th centuries that sound fresh and new to contemporary audiences, as do the evergreen works of Vivaldi, Handel, Bach and Corelli featured in the Iceland Symphony Orchestra's Baroque Feast.

The soprano soloist, María Konráðsdóttir, has garnered much praise for her bright, tender and exquisitely expressive voice, alongside her beautifully nuanced interpretations. María sings a colourful selection of arias from operas by Handel. The concert will also feature works by Rameau, as well as the medieval work "O Frondens Virga" by Hildegard von Bingen. Von Bingen founded her own Benedictine convent around 1150, where she composed numerous works that have captivated scholars as well as music lovers in later centuries.

María has received international acclaim for her singing, and performed in numerous recitals and festivals both domestically and internationally. María specializes in early music and has been the soloist with Baroque ensembles such as Lautten Compagney in Berlin and Barokkbandið Brák. In 2018, María completed her master's degree in Lieder and Oratorio singing at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

Leading the orchestra is British violinist and conductor Peter Hanson, who has for decades been a leading figure in the world of historically informed performance of Baroque music — an approach aimed at capturing the spirit of the music as it sounded in its time. Serving as concertmaster in John Eliot Gardiner's, renowned Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique for over 25 years, Hanson regularly performs with acclaimed orchestras around the world, either as a soloist, concertmaster or conductor — sometimes all three at once.