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Clas­sical Ma­gic of East­ern Europe   Today’s Icelanders are usually connected to the region of Central- and Eastern Europe through many personal connections because of their work, holidays, families, studies and friends. So did the Icelanders in the recent centuries. Furthermore, the musical and cultural heritage of the Central-Europe has played a surprisingly big role in the cultural life and musical education of Iceland. Great composers, choir and orchestral conductors such as Franz Mixa, Peter Urbantschitsch and Carl Billich are highlighting the strong connection between the two regions. In this concert we focus on the roots of the musical culture of Central-Europe. Our program consists of songs, arias, cello and piano pieces, duos, trios and folk music from Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Poland and Russia. The pieces were written by great and well-known classical composers such as Dvorak, Strauss, Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov but also less-known and very special composers like Anton Benda and Jan Kritek Vanhal. Performers: Bernadett Hegyi, Hungarian coloratura soprano. She is one of the greatest new talents in classical singing, with her astonishingly high acrobatic notes. Together with Márton Wirth, she formed the ensemble Opera2gether. Márton Wirth, composer and conductor. Organist at Landakotskirkja and a conductor of Skátakórinn, also going […]

Iceland Airwaves Festival is the world’s most northerly music showcase and industry festival, situated halfway between North America and Europe. Iceland Airwaves brings together the country’s brightest emerging musical talent and forward-thinking international acts. Each November for four days and nights, downtown Reykjavík comes alive, filled non-stop with music, with performances hosted everywhere from tiny record stores and art museums, to cool bars and stately churches, to nightclubs and large scale venues. Lineup so far: ADHD – Andavald – Andy Svarthol – Any Other – Aragrúi – Arlo Parks – Aron Can – Ásta – Axel Flóvent – Balming Tiger – Bartees Strange – Benni Hemm Hemm – Black Pumas – BSÍ – Bríet – Cell7 – CHLOBOCOP – Countess Malaise – Crack Cloud – Daði Freyr – Daughters of Reykjavík – Denise Chaila – dj. flugvél og geimskip – Dry Cleaning – Eydís Evensen – Faux Real – Francis of Delirium – GDRN – GRÓA – gugusar – Halldór Eldjárn – Hipsumhaps – Holdgervlar – Inspector Spacetime – ISÁK – Júníus Meyvant – Kælan Mikla – KAMARA – Karina – kef LAVÍK – KeiyaA – Kiriyama Family – KLEIN – K.óla – Kristin Sesselja – Krummi – Laufey – […]