Our Classics

A Festival of Film Music

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Date Location Price
1 Sep 2023 » 20:00 » Friday Eldborg | Harpa 3.000 - 6.950 kr.
  • Program

    Richard Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra from 2001 Space Odyssey
    Lalo Schifrin Main Theme from Mission Impossible
    John Williams Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
    John Williams Main Theme from Star Wars
    Sigfús Halldórsson Vegir liggja til allra átta from 79 af stöðinni
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky Swan Lake (Act 2, Scene 10) from Billy Elliot and Black Swan
    Bernard Herrmann Suite for Strings (excerpt) from Psycho
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Duettino - Sull 'aria from The Shawshank Redemption
    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 7, Allegretto from The King's Speech
    Magnús Eiríksson Draumaprinsinn from Okkar á milli í hita og þunga dagsins
    Sigmund Romberg Hraustir men from Karlakórinn Hekla
    Richard Wagner: Ride of the Valkyire from Apocalypse Now, The Birth of a Nation, Valkyrie, The Running Man, etc Hildur Guðnadóttir Bathroom dance from Joker
    Jóhann Jóhannsson Domestic Pressures og Cambridge, 1963 from Theory of Everything
    John Williams Flying Theme from E.T.
    Dmitri Shostakovich Jazz Suite No. 2: Waltz 2 from Eyes Wide Shut
    Ennio Morricone Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso
    Ennio Morricone Main Theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Valgeir Guðjónsson Slá í gegn from Með allt á hreinu

  • Conductor

    Sarah Hicks

  • masters of ceremonies

    Guðni Tómasson
    Halla Oddný Magnúsdóttir

  • Soloists

    Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir

  • Soloists

    Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson
    Gissur Páll Gissurarson
    Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir
    Jóna G. Kolbrúnardóttir
    Katrín Halldóra Sigurðardóttir
    Ragnhildur Gísladóttir
    Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir, Diddú

  • Choir

    Fóstbræður Men's Choir

  • Conductor

    Árni Harðarson

Our Classics has long since become a fixture in Iceland's musical calendar. The National Broadcasting Service televises a live programme performed by the ISO and curated by the listeners. In this year's concert, movie music takes centre stage – from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven to John Williams and Jóhann Jóhannsson and Hildur Guðnadóttir, along with unforgettable songs from Icelandic film classics. 

There is something for everyone here. Suspense, drama, humour, or deep emotion – you can find it all in the irresistible melodies that have come alive on the silver screen. This is the eighth collaboration between the National Broadcasting Service and the Iceland Symphony on this ever-popular project. The programme is as varied as ever and will be led by conductor Sarah Hicks.

*Unfortunately Daníel Bjarnason has had to withdraw from the engagement for Our Classics due to unforeseen circumstances. Instead Sarah Hicks will conduct the concert.