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14. February 2017 : Two open positions 

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has a vacancy for a 2nd Concertmaster and 2nd Bassoon. 

The auditions will take place May 4th and 5th respectively. Application deadline is March 4th 2017.

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16. November 2016 : Sono Luminus records Icelandic music with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra

A new album will include Daníel Bjarnason's Emergence, Thurídur Jónsdóttir's Flow and Fusion, María Huld Markan's Aequora, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir's Dreaming, and a work by Hlynur A. Vilmarsson.

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14. September 2016 : The 40th Nordic Orchestra Conference

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra hosts the  40th Nordic Orchestra Conference. The conference will take place in the Reykjavík Concert and Conference Hall, Harpa, on 14th-16th of September 2016.  

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5. September 2016 : New Chief Conductor Welcomed in Reykjavík

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra today welcomes Yan Pascal Tortelier as its new Chief Conductor. The French maestro, who was selected through the musicians' committee unanimous decision, will conduct his first concert as chief conductor on September 8th.

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7. June 2016 : New season 2016-2017

Harpa will be the venue for a symphonic celebration almost every week in Reykjavik, during the coming season 2016-2017. Concertgoers can expect a marvelous experience with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.

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21. January 2016 : Extended contract with Principal Guest Conductor Osmo Vänskä

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra announced today that it has extended Osmo Vänskä's position as Principal Guest Conductor through to the 2019/20 season. Read more

6. October 2015 : Yan Pascal Tortelier Named Chief Conductor

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that it has named Yan Pascal Tortelier as its next Chief Conductor. The French maestro, who was selected through the musicians' committee unanimous decision, will assume the three-year tenure in September 2016.

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15. April 2015 : The 4th annual Tectoncics Reykjavik Music Festival

The fourth annual Tectonics Reykjavik Festival, (Thursday April 16; Friday April 17, 2015) brings together revolutionary composers and legendary musicians from four continents in a two-day marathon, programmed by conductor and ever-curious polymath, Ilan Volkov.  Read more

27. February 2015 : Daníel Bjarnason new Artist-in-residence

Daníel Bjarnason has been appointed Artist-in-Residence with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, where he will fill a number of roles as conductor, composer, member of the ISO programme selection committee, and leader of the composers' workshop.

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13. January 2015 : Sibelius 150 years birth anniversary

The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. A special-series ticket, the Sibelius-Trilogy, will give it's holder a 20%-discount off tickets to three concerts containing Sibelius's music, providing they are bought simultaneously. Read more
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