Cancelled: Haydn and Britten

Iceland Symphony's Television Concert on RÚV 2

Date Location Price
5 Nov 2020 » 20:00 - 21:00 Eldborg | Harpa Cancelled
  • Program

    Richard Wagner Siegfried Idyll
    Benjamin Britten Lachrymae for violin and strings
    Joseph Haydn Symphony no. 85

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloist

    Þórunn Ósk Marínósdóttir

The concert has been cancelled due to assembly regulations in Iceland. Please note that ticket holders can exchange their tickets for other orchestra concerts later in the season. Should this not be feasible, the tickets can be refunded through the Harpa Ticket Office.

At this Iceland Symphony's television concert at Harpa Concert Hall the orchestra performs works by Richard Wagner, Benjamin Britten and Joseph Haydn under the baton of Eva Ollikanien, Iceland Symphony's Chief Conductor and Artistic Director.

Wagner's charming Siegfried Idyll is his only frequently performed instrumental work, composed as a birthday present to his wife Cosima after the birth of their son in 1869. Haydn composed his Symphony no. 85 for a concert series in Paris in the year 1785 to high acclaim. One of its admirers was Marie Antoninette and for that reason it is popularly known as La Reine (The Queen). 

Benjamin Britten was one of Britain's leading composers in the twentieth century. Lachrymae is a fascinating reflection on a song by that master of the Renaissance lute song, John Dowland. Þórunn Ósk Marínósdóttir is Iceland Symphony's viola section leader.

Watch the Iceland Symphony Orchestra on the orchestra's website,, the orchestra's Facebook page, or on RÚV 2 (Icelandic TV).