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“Original compositions as part of Airwaves festival”
17 Sep 2017
“Stunning and mind-blowing ”
Founded in 1950, The Iceland Symphony Orchestra, resident at Harpa concert hall in Reykjavik, has distinguished itself as one of the leading Nordic orchestras through its acclaimed performances and recordings. The Iceland Symphony Orchestra consists...more
Finally in Reykjavik when an orchestral concert was performed at Harpa. Great main concert hall with good acoustics. Performances of 4 pieces by Icelandic composers, all remarkable and with all 4 composers present to take a bow at the end of their respective pieces.... surely...More
Every time we go to harpa, we associate it with its glorious symphonic orchestra. Very productive, every season better and better, this orchestra makes a huge difference in the cultural life of Reykjavík. And this year we will enjoy their performance with the world stars...More
This was a wonderful concert, put on by a world class orchestra in a world class concert hall. The performance was polished and the conductor exuded enthusiasm. Beethoven's 7th symphony was masterfully executed. The guest artist, Evgeny Sudbin, did a beautiful job with a Mozart...More
I booked a ticket for the symphony's rehearsal on the Friday night series and loved it. It was only one hour long, but it gave me a taste of their performance and the acoustics of Harpa, the newish concert hall. The lead violinist stopped twice...More
Not only is the building a lovely space to enjoy but my friend and I found out you can watch the Iceland symphony rehearse here. It's $1900isk and extremely worth it. The music is just gorgeous and the experience is priceless.
Even if you've not any convert tickets to visit this place, just going to see it's unusual design is worth it. It's such an unusual piece of architecture and structure, none like I've seen before, it's worth it for that alone and the backdrop over...More