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Dark Music Days with the Symphony

Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Þessi viðburður er liðinn

The Dark Music Days festival has for decades been one of the main venues for contemporary Icelandic music. For this year’s festival, the ISO teams up with Petri Sakari and its principal violist, Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir, for an exciting and varied program. Atli Heimir Sveinsson is one of Iceland’s leading composers; his Doloroso is a sorrowful lament that incorporates an old Icelandic funeral hymn.

The program also features a new concerto by Haukur Tómasson, Airborescence by Úlfur Hansson and a new work Cycles by the young and highly talented Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir. To complete the program, the Icelandic premiere of Thomas Adès’ ode to the Pole Star, which received rave reviews when it was first performed in 2011.

  • Program

    Atli Heimir Sveinsson Doloroso
    Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir Cycles
    Haukur Tómasson Echo Chamber, viola concerto
    Úlfur Hansson Arborescence
    Thomas Adès Polaris

    SOLOIST: Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir

    CONDUCTOR: Petri Sakari