An assembly ban has been imposed in Iceland due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and all concerts by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra are cancelled until April 13. Please note that ticket holders can exchange their tickets for other orchestra concerts later in the season. Should this not be feasible, the tickets can be refunded through the Harpa Ticket Office. See here.
A musical adventure by Jóhann G. Jóhannsson
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 Örn Árnason, 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.
This is the first performance with the orchestra by Swedish conductor Marit Strindlund, a prominent conductor of opera and ballet in Scandinavia and beyond, including appearances at Covent Garden.
Selections from Thorbjørn Egner’s When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town and The Animals in Huckybucky Forest
Marit Strindlund, conductor
Jóhanna Vigdís Arnardóttir, Pálmi Gestsson, Valur Freyr Einarsson, and Örn Árnason, vocalists
Álfheiður Björgvinsdóttir, choir director
Kársnes School Choir