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Cancelled: Stuart Skelton Sings Wagner

Iceland Symphony's Television Concert on RÚV

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

    Joseph Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major
    George Walker Lyric for strings
    Richard Wagner Wesendonck Lieder

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloists

    Stuart Skelton
    Sigurgeir Agnarsson

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 Stuart Skelton performs Wagner's hauntingly beautiful love songs, written to poems by his lover, Mathilde Wesendonck. Stuart is among the world's leading tenors and has appeared in opera houses throughout the globe, including the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala in Milan.

Haydn's virtuosic Cello Concerto is a masterful creation and will be performed here by Sigurgeir Agnarsson, the Iceland Symphony's principal cellist. George Walker was the first African-American composer to earn the prestigious Pulitzer Prizein music. His Lyric for Strings was composed in 1946, when Walker was only 24 years old, but it has remained one of his most enduring compositions. It is dedicated to his grandmother, who had been a slave in her youth.

Conductor is Eva Ollikainen, Iceland Symphony's Chief Condcutor and Artistic Director.

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