Concert in Reykjanesbær

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Date Location Price
3 Sep 2019 » 19:30 Hjómahöllinni í Reykjanesbæ
  • Program

    Edvard Grieg Selections from Peer Gynt
    W. A. Mozart Horn Concerto no. 3
    Sigfús Einarsson Draumalandið
    Sigvaldi Kaldalóns Ave María
    Antonin Dvořák “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka
    Giacomo Puccini Vissi d'arte from Tosca
    Jean Sibelius Symphony no. 5

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloist

    Stefán Jón Bernharðsson

  • Soloist

    Bylgja Dís Gunnarsdóttir

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra performs an open house concert at Reykjanesbær’s Hljómahöll hall on Tuesday 3 September. The performance is billed as the kickoff of the Ljósanótt festival to be held in Reykjanesbær on the days to follow. The programme features soprano Bylgja Dís Gunnarsdóttir, a Reykjanesbær Music School faculty member who has sung in a variety of venues, including her performance of the title role in the highly acclaimed 2011 staging of Tosca in the church Keflavíkurkirkja.

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.

Earlier that day, a string quartet drawn from the Orchestra’s ranks will perform for residents of Hrafnista Nesvellir and Hlévangur, as well as for the Suðurnes Red Cross.

The Reykjanes Music School Bell Choir will perform in the lobby of Hljómahöllin from 19:00 hrs. until the ISO concert begins.

The performance is sold out, and all available tickets have been distributed.