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Elektra Ensemble: New Year’s Concert

Sunday Classics

Þessi viðburður er liðinn


Elektra Ensemble will celebrate the New Year with a programme dedicated to well known songs performed by superb singers, soprano Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir and tenor Gissur Páll Gissurarson, both winners of Iceland Music Awards’ Singer of the Year. We will hear songs by George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein from their famous musicals Porgy and Bess and West Side Story as well as fiery and passionate tangoes from Argentina by Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla.

  • Program

    George Gershwin         Suite from Porgy & Bess
    Leonard Bernstein        Songs from West Side Story
    Carlos Gardel               Por una cabeza
    Astor Piazzolla             Libertango & Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Sunday Classics is a new recital series at Harpa presenting top-quality classical chamber music and songs. The recitals take place almost every Sunday at 5pm in one of Harpa´s recital halls, Kaldalón or Norðurljós, or in the open spaces of Harpa.

The programming of Sunday Classics is very versatile and some of Iceland´s best musicians are among the performers. Among this years highlights is a solo piano recital of world known Maria Joao-Pires, taking place on December 11th in Norðurljós. Harpa is also proud to present the series of young and upcoming artists, called „Welcome home“, included in the Sunday Classics program. For anyone looking for top-notch classical music the Sunday Classics will present the best Iceland has to offer.