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Dark Music Days 2018

Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra & The Elblag Chamber Orchestra

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The Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra is joined by the Eblag Chamber Orchestra from Poland under the direction of Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason at the Dark Music Days’ final concert. The program consists of premieres only, three world premieres and two Icelandic premieres.

Festival passes will be distributed at Mengi, Óðinsgata, from January 22nd and at the Dark Music Days festival desk in Harpa on January 25th from noon. Please present a receipt for the ticket purchase or e-ticket.

The festival pass can be purchased here: https://tix.is/is/event/5253/myrkir-musikdagar-2018/

  • Program

    Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson: Mosk (2003) 10’

    Páll Ragnar Pálsson: Dämmerung for strings and soprano (2014) 9’
    Poem: Melitta Urbancic
    Tui Hirv, soprano

    Oliver Kentish: Violin Concerto (2009/2017) 15’
    Una Sveinbjarnardóttir, soloist
    premiere

    Atli Heimir Sveinsson: Ferli (~1970-80) for 10-30 percussion players 5
    premiere

    Finnur Karlsson: From My Green Karlstad (2017) 12’
    I – aaaOOO
    Interlude I –  Influenza Blues
    II – Kestrel Spotting
    Interlude II – Influenza Blues (Again)
    III – Sweep
    premiere (commissioned by Reykajvík Chamber Orchestra)

    Conductor: Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

    The Elblag Chamber Orchestra is supported by ministry of culture and national heritage of the Republic of Poland.