Reykjavik Classics is a music series that has been going on at Harpa for the past four years, offering outstanding classical music in one of the best concert halls in Europe. The artistic director is dr. Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir, pianist.
The series has been one of the core events every summer in Harpa, offering 30 minutes of classical music performed by professionals from Iceland and international music scene. Reykjavik Classics begins on June 24th and runs until August 24th with one concert every day, at 12:30-13:00. Each concert lasts for a total of 30 minutes without intermission. The program features beautiful music by Icelandic composers such as Sveinbjörnsson, Thoroddsen and Kaldalóns, Beethoven, Schubert, Bruch, Widor, Foote and Ravel. The performing artists are leading international soloists from the global stage of classical music.
Please note that from August 12th, the performance will take place in Kaldalón auditorium.
Reykjavík Classics summer program 2019:
June 24 – June 30 Eldborg 12:30-13 “Sound the Trumpets” with trumpeters Jóhann Ingvi Stefánsson, Vilhjálmur Ingi Sigurðarson & Kristjón Daðason
July 1 – July 7 Eldborg 12:30-13 “French Flute & Harp Romanticism” with Melkorka Ólafsdóttir, flute & Katie Buckley, harp
July 8 – July 14 Eldborg 12:30-13 “The Icelandic Art Song” with Egill Árni Pálsson, tenor & Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir, piano
July 15 – July 21 Eldborg 12:30-13 “Mozart Piano Quintet K452” with the Kordo String Quartet – Vera Panitch, violin, Joaquín Páll Palomares, violin, Þórarinn Már Baldursson, viola & Hrafnkell Orri Egilsson, cello
July 22 – July 28 Eldborg 12:30-13 “Beloved Clara Schumann & Fanny Mendelssohn Lieder” with Þóra Einarsdóttir, soprano & Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir, piano
July 29 – August 4 Eldborg 12:30-13 “Great Guitar Solos” with Svanur Vilbergsson, guitar
August 5 – August 9 Eldborg 12:30-13 “Masterworks of the Piano” with Daumants Liepins (Liepiņš), piano
August 10 Eldborg 12:30-13 “Virtuoso Violin Duos” with Joaquín Páll Palomares, violin & Vera Panitch, violin
August 11 Eldborg 12:30-13 “Masterworks of the Piano” with Daumants Liepins (Liepiņš), piano
August 12 – August 18 Kaldalón 12:30-13 “Virtuoso Violin Duos” with Joaquín Páll Palomares, violin & Vera Panitch, violin
August 19 – August 24 Kaldalón 12:30-13 “Schubert Arpeggione” with Sigurgeir Agnarsson, cello & Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir, piano
This is an opportunity to experience amazing classical music in the magical hall of Eldborg this summer. Tickets available here.