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Reykjavik Classics – every day

Icelandic Music and Classical Masterpieces in Eldborg

Þessi viðburður er liðinn

June 21 – August 6 2018

Artistic Director dr. Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir

Iceland´s award-winning concert hall Harpa proudly presents Reykjavik Classics in Eldborg summer 2018. This unique concert series is now in its third year and is a vital part of the vibrant scene of arts and culture in the Capital. Reykjavik Classics presents Icelandic music and classical masterpieces performed by artists of the highest caliber in “one of the ten best concert halls of the new millennium.” (Gramophone)

Reykjavik Classics begins on June 21 and runs until August 6 with one concert every day, at 12:30-13:00. Each concert lasts for a total of 30 minutes without intermission. The program features beautiful music by Icelandic composers such as Sveinbjörnsson, Thoroddsen and Kaldalóns, Beethoven, Schubert, Bruch, Widor, Foote and Ravel. The performing artists are leading international soloists from the global stage of classical music. Artistic director of Reykjavik Classics is pianist Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir.

PROGRAM – SUMMER 2018

June 21 – June 27  Great Guitar Solos
Svanur Vilbergsson, guitar

View program here.

June 28 – July 3  Sound the Trumpets
Baldvin Oddson, trumpet, Jonah Levy, trumpet, Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir, piano

View program here.

July 4 – July 12  Schubert for Strings
Herdís Mjöll Guðmundsdóttir, violin, Fidel Atli Quintero Gasparsson, viola, Caitriona Finnegan, cello
Note; on July 10th the concert takes place in the Kaldalón recital hall

View program here.

July 15 – July 17  Riveting Ravel & Sveinbjörnsson, Iceland´s first composer
Judith Ingolfsson, violin & Vladimir Stoupel, piano

View program here.

July 18 – July 24   The Art of Beethoven & our beloved Sveinbjörnsson
Ari Þór Vilhjálmsson, violin & Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir, piano

View program here.

July 25 – July 31   The Romantic Flute
Áshildur Haraldsdóttir, flute & Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir, piano

View program here.

August 1 – August 6  Music of the Soul
Sigurður Bjarki Gunnarsson, cello & Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir, piano

View program here.

 

“I attended a lovely concert of the piano and string version of Beethoven’s Op. 16 chamber work while visiting Reykjavík recently. Entering the visually arresting Harpa Arts Center with its remarkable glass exterior shell set the scene for a memorable event… Despite visiting during the summer months, when the orchestra season is over, it was a delight to find a classical concert of such quality with professionals from among the ranks of the Iceland Symphony. The performance was energetic and assured with many delights, especially in the lyrical slow movement. I recommend anyone who loves great music to add this to their list of satisfying things to do around Reykjavík, for the inspiration of the music and the architecture. It was a highlight of our visit to Iceland which left a very favorable impression of the
country!” 
– Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell, Minnesota USA via TripAdvisor

“I thoroughly enjoyed a top notch 30 minutet lunchtime concert “Sound the Trumpets” in the Reykjavik Classics series. Great programme including well known classics by Bach and Handel as well as an Icelandic chant and an Icelandic folk song. Meeting the performers and the Artistic Director afterwards made it all the more special. Highly recommended!” – Carmelita, Bologna
Italy via TripAdvisor

“Thoughly enjoyed today’s guitar solo concert by Svanur Vilbergsson. Great way to see this amazing hall on a rainy afternoon in Reykjavik.” – Joan Wilson, Toronto, Canada via Facebook (5.0*)

 

All dates

  • July 2018
  • 03. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 04. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 05. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 06. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 07. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 08. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 09. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 10. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 11. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 12. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 13. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 14. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 15. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 16. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 17. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 18. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 19. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 20. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 21. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 22. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 23. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 24. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 25. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 26. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 27. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 28. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 29. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 30. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 31. Jul 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • + 21 dagsetningar
  • August 2018
  • 01. Aug 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 02. Aug 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 03. Aug 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 04. Aug 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 05. Aug 2018 – Time. 12:30–13
  • 06. Aug 2018 – Time. 12:30–13