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Children are invited on a journey with the beloved mouse Maximus Musikus. Vala Guðnadóttir, Pétur Oddbergur Heimisson and Almar Blær Sigurjónsson take turns reading books from the popular book series by Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir and Þórarinn Már Baldursson, accompanied by music and visuals. The event is in Icelandic only.
Admission is free but registration can be made through Harpa’s ticket sales at 528-5050.
Maximus Musikus Visits the Mountains
Maximus Musikus Joins the Choir
Maximus Musikus Visits the Music School
Maximus Musikus Visits the Ballet
Maximus Musikus Visits the Symphony Orchestra
Maximus Musikus is without doubt the most famous musical mouse in Iceland. The books about him have enjoyed tremendous popularity with Icelandic children and are now becoming available around the world. Both the writer and the illustrator behind the books, Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir and Thórarinn Már Baldursson, are members of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. The conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy is a special patron of the project.
Maximus Musicus is one of those rare books that effortlessly manages to attract children into the unique and fascinating world of the Symphony Orchestra, thereby introducing them to the world’s greatest music – a wonderful achievement!