A Beethoven Anniversary Feast

Live Television Broadcast on RÚV

Date Location Price
17 Sep 2020 » 20:00 » Thursday Eldborg | Harpa 2.600 - 8.100 ISK
  • Program

    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 1, 4th mvt.
    Ludwig van Beethoven Piano concerto no 3
    Philip Glass Opening from Glassworks (arr. Christian Badzura)

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloist

    Víkingur Ólafsson

The year 2020 is Beethoven's 250th anniversary, and to celebrate this the Iceland Symphony presents a concert largely devoted to his works. Iceland's piano superstar, the award-winning and much lauded Víkingur Ólafsson, plays the dramatic Piano Concerto no. 3, and Eva Ollikainen, the Iceland Symphony's recently appointed Chief Conductor, conducts other lively works by Beethoven. Also, Víkingur and the Iceland Symphony strings perform Philip Glass's haunting Glassworks.

Ticket sales for the concert
In accordance to local health regulations and to ensure the safety of our patrons, the Eldborg concert hall in Harpa has been divided into several areas, each with a specific maximum capacity, and thus ticket availability to these concerts is limited. To ensure space between guests, empty seats will be reserved between each ticket order. We also offer seats that ensure a distance of 2 meters on all sides, but these tickets must be booked through the Harpa ticket office, tel. +354 528-5050.

Watch the Iceland Symphony Orchestra on the orchestra's website,, the orchestra's Facebook page, or on RÚV (Icelandic TV).

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