Concert in Ísafjörður

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  • 5. Sep 2019 » 19:30 Íþróttahúsið, Torfnesi, Ísafirði Free Admission
  • Program

    Edvard Grieg Selections from Peer Gynt
    W.A. Mozart Horn Concerto no. 3
    Frédéric Chopin from Piano Concerto no. 2
    Páll Ísólfsson Úr útsæ rísa Íslands fjöll
    Sigfús Einarsson Draumalandið
    Sigvaldi Kaldalóns Ave María
    Antonin Dvořák “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka
    Giacomo Puccini Quando men vo from La bohème
    Jean Sibelius Symphony no. 5

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloist

    Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir

  • Soloists

    Stefán Jón Bernharðsson
    Mikolaj Ólafur Frach

  • Choir

    Ísafjörður Music School Festival Choir

  • Choir Director

    Beata Joó

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra performs before an open house in Ísafjörður on Thursday 5 September. Ísafjörður Music School and the Ísafjörður Music Society celebrated their 70-year anniversary with a wide-ranging festival programme in late 2018. This performance is the concluding event. Soprano Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir, born and bred in Ísafjörður, recently brought the house down with her performance in La Traviata with the Icelandic Opera. At this concert she sings several popular songs and arias with the ISO. Also appearing are the Ísafjörður Music School Festival Choir and the eminently talented 18-year-old pianist Mikolaj Ólafur Frach, who will perform the last movement of Chopin’s Piano Concerto no. 2.

The concert will also feature selections from Edvard Grieg’s ever-popular Peer Gynt, including “Morning Mood” and “In the Hall of the Mountain King”. Stefán Jón Bernharðsson, the ISO's principal hornist, is the soloist in Mozart’s Horn Concerto, written at the height of the composer’s career, around the time he wrote The Marriage of Figaro. The programme concludes with Sibelius’ majestic Symphony no. 5. At the podium is Daníel Bjarnason, Principal Guest Conductor of the ISO.