Exciting and innovative concerts ahead

The next two weekends we have very exciting concerts in Hallgrimskirkja, concerts where innovation plays a great role. This coming weekend, Saturday January 23rd at 2 pm, there is a concert in a series starting last year, where The Icelandic Academy of the Arts and The Hallgrimskirkja Friends of the Arts Society collaborate. Students at the instrument and voice departments at the Academy perform various music, among them new works by students at the composition department.

The goal of this cooperation is allowing students to discover the magical Klais-organ and the acoustics of the church and at the same time giving art lovers an opportunity to discover talented and upcoming musicians. Admittance is free.

The weekend after, Sunday January 31st at 5 pm, we have a concert called Beyond Human Control. A group of contemporary, Icelandic composers makes use of the newly installed midi equipment of the Klais-organ to create works physically impossible for the human performer.

The programme on Saturday is as follows:

Guðmundur Óli Norland Myndvakningar í tveimur köflum

Stefán Ólafur Ólafsson – clarinet

Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir – violin

Unnur Jónsdóttir – cello

Guðmundur Óli Norland – piano

Úlfar I. Haraldsson – conductor

 

Þorsteinn Gunnar Friðriksson No. 3

Hilma Kristín Sveinsdóttir – clarinet

Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir – violin

Heiður Lára Bjarnadóttir – cello

 

Arna Margrét JónsdóttirÓskýrt

Stefán Ólafur Ólafsson – clarinet

Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir – violin

Unnur Jónsdóttir – cello

Friðrik Guðmundsson – piano

 

Kjartan HólmAfstöður

Sigríður Hjördís Indriðadóttir – flute

Hilma Kristín Sveinsdóttir – clarinet

Kristín Þóra Pétursdóttir – bass clarinet

Ásthildur Ákadóttir – bassoon

Tryggvi M. Baldvinsson – conductor

 

Friðrik GuðmundssonTiamat

Stefán Ólafur Ólafsson – clarinet

Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir – violin

Herdís Mjöll Guðmundsdóttir – violin

Fidel Atli Quintero Gasparsson – viola

Unnur Jónsdóttir – cello

 

Gylfi GudjohnsenÁtta kanónar

Gylfi Gudjohnsen – organ

 

Rögnvaldur Konráð HelgasonBlá

Lillý Rebekka Steingrímsdóttir – flute, piccolo flute

Hilma Kristín Sveinsdóttir – clarinet

Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir – violin

Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir – piano

 

Daníel HelgasonJeté

Stefán Ólafur Ólafsson – clarinet

 

Sóley SigurjónsdóttirSkrítla

Herdís Mjöll Guðmundsdóttir – violin

Sólrún Ylfa Ingimarsdóttir – violin

Fidel Atli Quintero Gasparsson – viola

Agnes Eyja Gunnarsdóttir – viola

Hjörtur Páll Eggertsson – cello

Heiður Lára Bjarnadóttir – cello

Ingvi Rafn Björgvinsson – double bass

Ari Hróðmarsson – conductor