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
Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Barbara the Clown
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.