The HARPA Welcome Series
presents home concerts with young musicians. It reaches out to those who have recently finished their studies abroad, inviting them to introduce themselves and their accomplishments to the audience at home, thus giving them a platform and an opening into professional life as musicians. Some young artists create their professional ground abroad and this series offers a possibility for our audience to follow their progress. Others come home to nurture other young talents and play a part in the extensive Icelandic musical scene. The Harpa Welcome Series shares with you our best young international Icelandic musicians: vocalists and instrumentalists, composers and ensembles of every genre — at home—in Reykjavik’s extraordinary Harpa Concert Hall.
Presented in cooperation with the Association of Icelandic Musicians.
The concerts are a part of Harpa´s Classical Sundays series and take place at 5 pm in the open space on the first floor.
Arias from the edge
Berta Ómarsdóttir soprano and pianist Sigurður Helgi Oddsson are the performers on this season´s last concert in the Harpa Welcome home series. Their program consist of songs and arias about joyous and passionate love, loss and love´s delirium, by Donizetti, Händel, Humperdinck, Purcell and Tosti. Berta graduated with honours from Conservatorio Claudio Monteverdi in Bolzano, Italy in two years ago. She participated on the MOS Festival´s production of Mozart´s Magic Flute in the summer of 2017 and subsequently performed in Carnegie Hall in New York. She continues to sing concerts and also teaches at the Singing School of Reykjavík. Sigurður Helgi Oddsson graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston with degrees in piano, conducting and film music composition. He works as an accompanist, conductor and teacher within various styles of music.
Admittance is free.