Vienna Concert

Let's Celebrate the New Musical Year!

By choosing four or more concerts you receive a 20% discount of your purchase
Date Location Price
24 Feb 2022 » 19:30 » Thursday Eldborg | Harpa 3.900 – 9.500 kr.
25 Feb 2022 » 19:30 » Friday Eldborg | Harpa 3.900 – 9.500 kr.
26 Feb 2022 » 16:00 » Saturday Eldborg | Harpa 3.900 – 9.500 kr.
26 Feb 2022 » 19:30 » Saturday Eldborg | Harpa 3.900 – 9.500 kr.
  • Program

    Music from operettas, waltzes and polkas by Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálman, Hans Christian Lumbye and others.

  • Conductor

    Kornilios Michailidis

  • Soloists

    Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir
    Gissur Páll Gissurarson

  • Dancers

    Þorkell Jónsson, Denise Margrét Yaghi, Gylfi Már Hrafnsson, María Tinna Hauksdóttir

  • Lighting Design

    Helgi G. Thoroddsen

The Iceland Symphony's ever-popular Viennese concerts are truly a celebration, brightening the dark winter days with zesty and vibrant music. On the roster are waltzes and polkas by Johann Strauss the Younger, including the Emperor Waltz and the Blue Danube, as well as the overture to Die Fledermaus. Also featured are Nordic works inspired by Viennese dances: Hans Christian Lumbye's beloved Champagne Galop.

Two of Iceland's most revered singers of their generation join the Iceland Symphony for the concerts, with a troupe of dancers to set the stage. Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir brought the house down in her role as Violetta in Verdi's La traviata with the Icelandic Opera and has garnered rave reviews for her performances of new music such as György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragmente. Tenor Gissur Páll Gissurarson is also well known to Icelanders for his singing and has performed with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra several times in recent years.

Pianist Davíð Þór Jónsson performs in the foyer before the concert and during the interval, and refreshments fit for the occasion will be sold.

Kornilios Michailidis, conductor-in-residence at Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conducts the concert on a short notice in place of Eva Ollikainen, chief conductor, in her absence. Gissur Páll Gissurarson replaces Elmar Gilbertsson, who originally was scheduled for the concert.

The vibrancy of Viennese music is the perfect way to celebrate a new musical year.