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Family Concert on
Culture Night
18 Aug 15:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Selections from the Litli tónsprotinn repertoire

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Host

    Brynhildur Guðjónsdóttir

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Open House on Culture Night 18 Aug 17:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Leonard Bernstein Overture to Candide
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 1st movement
    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 3, 4th movement
    Maurice Ravel Bolero

  • Conductor

    Klaus Mäkelä

  • Soloist

    Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir

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Skálmöld and
Iceland Symphony
22 Aug 20:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • About the concert

    Heavy metal band Skálmöld and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra's concert in November 2013 was a huge success. Now they will join forces again in two concerts in August.

  • Conductor

    Bernharður Wilkinson

  • Choirs

    Reykjavík Men's Choir
    Hymnodia Chamber Choir
    Kársnes School Choir

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Skálmöld and
Iceland Symphony
23 Aug 20:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • About the concert

    Heavy metal band Skálmöld and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra's concert in November 2013 was a huge success. Now they will join forces again in two concerts in August.

  • Conductor

    Bernharður Wilkinson

  • Choirs

    Reykjavík Men's Choir
    Hymnodia Chamber Choir
    Kársnes School Choir

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Skálmöld and
Iceland Symphony
24 Aug 20:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • About the concert

    Heavy metal band Skálmöld and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra's concert in November 2013 was a huge success. Now they will join forces again in two concerts in August.

  • Conductor

    Bernharður Wilkinson

  • Choirs

    Reykjavík Men's Choir
    Hymnodia Chamber Choir
    Kársnes School Choir

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Skálmöld and
Iceland Symphony
25 Aug 17:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • About the concert

    Heavy metal band Skálmöld and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra's concert in November 2013 was a huge success. Now they will join forces again in two concerts in August.

  • Conductor

    Bernharður Wilkinson

  • Choirs

    Reykjavík Men's Choir
    Hymnodia Chamber Choir
    Kársnes School Choir

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Our classics: Icelandic favourites 31 Aug 20:00 Eldborg | Harpa

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.

The works that received 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.

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

 

  • Program

    Sigfús Einarsson Draumalandið
    Karl O. Runólfsson Í fjarlægð
    Sigvaldi Kaldalóns Ave Maria
    Páll Ísólfsson Í dag skein sól
    Jón Leifs Icelandic Dances op. 11 no. 4
    Jón Nordal Hvert örstutt spor
    Jórunn Viðar Vökuró
    Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson Sveitin milli sanda
    Atli Heimir Sveinsson Snert hörpu mína
    Sigurður Þórðarson Sjá, dagar koma
    Páll Ísólfsson Brennið þið, vitar
    Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson Heyr himna smiður
    Jón Ásgeirsson Hjá lygnri móðu
    Jón Nordal Smávinir fagrir
    Atli Heimir Intermezzo from Dimmalimm
    Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir Sanctus from Mass of Guðbrandur
    Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson Siciliano from Columbine
    Daníel Bjarnason Bow to String, 3. mvt.
    Jórunn Viðar Eldur
    Páll Ísólfsson Úr útsæ rísa íslands fjöll

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Emilía Rós Sigfúsdóttir
    Katie Buckley
    Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir

  • Vocalists

    Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir
    Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir
    Sveinn Dúa Hjörleifsson
    Þóra Einarsdóttir

  • Choirs

    Langholtskirkja Graduale Choir
    The Hamrahlíð Choir
    Fóstbræður Male Choir
    Kársnes School Choir
    The Philharmonia Choral Society

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Children's Hour 15 Sep 11:30 Hörpuhorn | Harpa

  • Program

    Classical favourites and high-energy songs are a permanent part of this enjoyable programme

  • Master of ceremonies

    Barbara the Clown

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Iceland Symphony
Youth Orchestra
23 Sep 17:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Pēteris Vasks Viatore (Homage to Arvo Pärt)
    Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony no. 5

  • Conductor

    Daniel Raiskin

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Ari Eldjárn: Stand up! 27 Sep 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • About the event

    Repeated by popular demand

  • Comedian

    Ari Eldjárn

  • Conductor

    Bernharður Wilkinson

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Ari Eldjárn: Stand up! 28 Sep 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • About the event

    Repeated by popular demand

  • Comedian

    Ari Eldjárn

  • Conductor

    Bernharður Wilkinson

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Ari Eldjárn: Stand up! 29 Sep 17:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • About the event

    Repeated by popular demand

  • Comedian

    Ari Eldjárn

  • Conductor

    Bernharður Wilkinson

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The last Farm in the Valley 11 Dec 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Síðasti bærinn í dalnum

    Film by Óskar Gíslason and soundtrack by Jórunn Viðar

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Soloist

    Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir

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Viennese Favourites 11 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta music and waltzes by Johann Strauss the younger, Franz Lehár, and Emmerich Kálman, and others

  • Conductor

    Christian Kluxen

  • Soloists

    Hrafnhildur Árnadóttir Hafstað
    Sveinn Dúa Hjörleifsson

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Viennese Favourites 12 Jan 16:00 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta music and waltzes by Johann Strauss the younger, Franz Lehár, and Emmerich Kálman, and others

  • Conductor

    Christian Kluxen

  • Soloists

    Hrafnhildur Árnadóttir Hafstað
    Sveinn Dúa Hjörleifsson

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Viennese Favourites 12 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Operetta music and waltzes by Johann Strauss the younger, Franz Lehár, and Emmerich Kálman, and others

  • Conductor

    Christian Kluxen

  • Soloists

    Hrafnhildur Árnadóttir Hafstað
    Sveinn Dúa Hjörleifsson

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Young soloists 17 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Gustave Charpentier Depuis un jour, from Louise
    Leonard Bernstein Glitter and be Gay, from Candide
    W.A. Mozart Der Hölle Rache..., from The Magic Flute
    Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor
    Samuel Barber Must the Winter Come So Soon, from Vanessa
    W.A. Mozart Smanie implacabili, from Cosi fan tutte
    Gustav Mahler Urlicht
    Jean Sibelius Var det et dröm, from Five Songs
    Georges Bizet Habanera, from Carmen
    Edward Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor

  • Conductor

    Ligia Amadio

  • Young Soloists 2019

    Guðbjartur Hákonarson, violin
    Harpa Ósk Björnsdóttir, soprano
    Hjörtur Páll Eggertsson, cello
    Silja Elsabet Brynjarsdóttir, soprano

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Dark Music Days 31 Jan 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Anna Meredith HandsFree
    Anna Thorvaldsdottir Metacosmos
    Þuríður Jónsdóttir Flutter, concerto for flute
    Páll Ragnar Pálsson Crevace, concerto for flute and bassoon
    Veronique Vaka Lendh
    María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir New work

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

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Children’s Hour 9 Mar 11:30 Hörpuhorn | Harpa

The Iceland Symphony’s Children’s Hour concerts have been extremely popular. The programming and length of the concerts are tailored to the needs of audiences too young for the full-length children’s concerts in the Litli tónsprotinn series. Children’s Hour concerts are about 30 minutes long and are held in Hörpuhornið, the open space on the second floor of Harpa, just outside Eldborg hall. It is a good idea to bring a cushion to sit on. A variety of special guests come to visit and participate actively in Children’s Hour concerts with Maxi the Musical Mouse.

Admission is free, and all are welcome as long as space is available. 

  • Program

    A lively and cheerful programme of classical favourites and songs that shorten the wait for spring.

  • Host

    Hjördís Ástráðsdóttir and
    Sigurður Þór Óskarsson

Free entry

Two Symphonies and a Toccata 14 Mar 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Program

    Karólína Eiríksdóttir Toccata
    Þorsteinn Hauksson Symphony Two
    Anna Thorvaldsdottir Illumine
    John Speight Symphony no. 5

  • Conductor

    Anna-Maria Helsing

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Star Wars: A New Hope
- Film Concert
4 Apr 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Star Wars: A New Hope

    Music by John Williams
    film by George Lucas

  • Conductor

    Ted Sperling

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Star Wars: A New Hope
- Film Concert
5 Apr 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa

  • Star Wars: A New Hope

    Music by John Williams
    film by George Lucas

  • Conductor

    Ted Sperling