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Kasper, Jesper and Jonathan! – Iceland Symphony

Music from the works of Thorbjørn Egner

Songs from Thorbjørn Egner’s adventure classics, in marvellous new arrangements for orchestra and vocal soloists.

Aunt Sophie, Claus Climbermouse, and the baker’s apprentice — not to mention the unforgettable robbers Kasper, Jesper, and Jonathan — are just some of the characters from Egner’s enchanting tale, now performed in Eldborg hall by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra for the first time. Songs and stories have long delighted children of all ages, and the characters in Thorbjørn Egner’s works rank among Icelanders’ dearest friends.

Hosting this tantalising family concert are nationally known singer-actors Jóhanna Vigdís Arnardóttir, Pálmi Gestsson, Valur Freyr Einarsson, and Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, with the staunch support of the talented Kársnes School Choir. Join the Iceland Symphony for a magical journey to Cardamom Town and Huckybucky Forest, where friendship and solidarity are celebrated. The songs are performed in brilliant new arrangements by Jóhann G. Jóhannsson, one of Iceland’s all-time favourite theatre musicians and the composer of the music to the perennial favourite play The Message Pouch.

Ticket sales and concertgoer’s guide
In accordance to local health regulations and to ensure the safety of our patrons, the Eldborg concert hall in Harpa has been divided into several areas, each with a maximum capacity of 100 guests. To ensure space between guests, at least one empty seat will be reserved between each ticket order. We also offer seats that ensure a distance of 2 meters on all sides, but these tickets must be booked through the Harpa ticket office, tel. 528-5050. Read our concertgoer’s guide here.

  • Program

    Selections from Thorbjørn Egner’s When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town and The Animals in Huckybucky Forest

    Daníel Bjarnason

    Jóhanna Vigdís Arnardóttir, Pálmi Gestsson, Valur Freyr Einarsson and Sigurður Þór Óskarsson

    Kársnes School Choir

    Jóhann G. Jóhannsson

All dates

  • May 2021
  • 15. May 2021 – Time. 14–15
  • 15. May 2021 – Time. 16–17
  • 16. May 2021 – Time. 14–15
  • 16. May 2021 – Time. 16–17