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Christmas at the Symphony and Advent at Harpa

Quality time for the whole family

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra’s annual Christmas concerts take place next weekend along with Harpa’s Advent schedule. Bring the whole family and enjoy a quality time at Harpa!

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas concerts have been enormously popular among listeners of all ages. This gala family concert presents Christmas hits and seasonal classics, with the beautiful sounds of the orchestra on full display.Young ballet dancers perform numbers from The Nutcracker, pianists perform a Christmas medley, the Garðabær Music School’s saxophone ensemble adds some swing, making for a perfect transition to Caribbean spice provided by a steel drum band. The Reykjavík Girls’ forces with the Litlu Sprotarnir Sign Language Choir to bring the Christmas spirit to concert guests. With the inimitable Barbara the Clown as Master of Ceremonies, the festive mood will infect everyone. The concert is also performed in Icelandic Sign Language. The concerts take place at 2 pm and 4 pm on the 16th and 17th of December. Tickets can be purchased here.

The Advent program, offering live music and other events, takes place in the open spaces in Harpa. The events are free and open to everyone. Full schedule can be found here below.

Saturday – December 16

11:30  Kópavogur School Band
13:30  Reykjanes Music School Bell Choir
13:40  Maximus Musicus greets the children
14:00  Advent music by Smurstöðin: Atli Valur and Sindri Snær
15:15   Reykjanes Music School Bell Choir
17:00   Reykjanes Music School Bell Choir and Maximus Musicus

Sunday – December 17

13:30  Reykjanes Music School Bell Choir
13:40  
Maximus Musicus greets the children
15:15   
Reykjanes Music School Bell Choir
17:00 
 Reykjanes Music School Bell Choir and Maximus Musicus