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 periods, including a Christmas overture and a dance from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Már Gunnarsson, a recent shooting star on the Icelandic musical scene, 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.
Robert Sheldon Christmas Overture
Linda McKechnie Christmas Bells
Piotr Tchaikovsky Dance of the Little Swans
Meredith Williams It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Már Gunnarsson Christmas Comes With You
and more classic Christmas songs
Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson
Barbara the Clown