Vladimir Ashkenazy is back home to Harpa but he will conduct the Iceland Symphony Orchestra at Reykjavík Arts Festival tomorrow night. Vladimir Ashkenazy was the main force behind the establishment of the Reykjavík Arts Festival in 1970 and now conducts the Iceland Symphony Orchestra at the festival after a 37-year hiatus. In the interim, he has conducted all of the major orchestras in the world and has made an indelible mark on music history as a conductor and piano virtuoso. He is joined by a frequent collaborator and one of France’s most lauded pianists of today, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
The program tomorrow night includes Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto in G major by Ravel and Symphony no. 6, “Pastoral” by Ludwin van Beethoven.