Our classics: Icelandic favourites

  • 31. Aug 2018 » 20:00 Eldborg | Harpa 2.500 - 4.700 ISK
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  • Program

    The online election will be open until 15 June, at

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloist

    To be announced

  • Masters of ceremonies

    Halla Oddný Magnúsdóttir and Guðni Tómasson

What is your favourite Icelandic composition? Is it Brennið þið, vitar by Páll Ísólfsson or Smávinir fagrir by Jón Nordal? Or perhaps Vökuró by Jórunn Viðar? The Our Classics concerts held by the ISO and the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV) in the past two years have been welcomed by concertgoers with open arms. This year, as we celebrate Iceland’s centenary as a sovereign nation, we are holding yet another, featuring Icelandic music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Icelanders can vote for their favourite Icelandic works in an online election on

The works that receive the most votes in the election will be performed in Eldborg hall at a special gala concert, a pre-season taste of the upcoming year at the ISO.

The conductor is Daníel Bjarnason, and Iceland’s leading singers and choirs will be on hand as needed. The results cannot be published yet, however, as the programme will be entirely in your hands. The online election, which begins in mid-May, will be available at until 15 June.

Masters of ceremonies are Oddný Halla Magnúsdóttir and Guðni Tómasson, and the concert will be broadcast live on RÚV Television’s Channel 1.