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Christmas at the Symphony

Iceland Symphony Orchestra

PROGRAMME
Robert Sheldon: Christmas Overture
Linda McKechnie: Hringjum jólabjöllum [Let’s ring Christmas bells]
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Little Swans and Dance of the Snowflakes
Meredith Williams: It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas
Már Gunnarsson: Jólin koma með þér [Christmas comes with you]
Other Christmas classics

CONDUCTOR
Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

SOLOIST
Már Gunnarsson

VOCALISTS
Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson
Valgerður Guðnadóttir
Kolbrún Völkudóttir

MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Barbara the Clown

CHOIRS
Reykjavík Girls’ Choir

The Iceland Symphony’s Christmas concerts are a permanent part of many families’ holiday schedules, with a host of experienced professionals and young musicians and dancers joining forces in an artistic extravaganza.

This year’s programme will be no exception. The programme features beautiful Christmas music from various historical periods, including a  Christmas overture and dances from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Már Gunnarsson, who has grown to prominence on the Icelandic musical scene in the recent past, performs a Christmas song he wrote especially for this concert. The conductor is Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason, and master of ceremonies is Barbara the Clown.

The concerts are also performed in Icelandic Sign Language.

Further information on the concert can be found on the Iceland Symphony Orchestra website.

All dates

  • December 2020
  • 19. Dec 2020 – Time. 14–15
  • 19. Dec 2020 – Time. 16–17
  • 20. Dec 2020 – Time. 14–15
  • 20. Dec 2020 – Time. 16–17
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