SUMMER CONCERTS
2019
Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum
 



Upcoming Events:
Tuesday July 16th at 8:30 pm
Gerrit and Sólveig
This concert postponed to August 20th
“I was the happiest girl in town ”
Sólveig Sigurðardóttir soprano and Gerrit Schuil piano.
Songs and arias by Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss, Francesco Tosti, Wolfgang A. Mozart and Gioachino Rossini − among others − about the blissful moments you have with the one you love, and the sorrow of lost or unrequited love.

Tuesday July 23rd at 8:30 pm
Hildigunnur, Oddur and Guðrún Dalía
Attraction and Rejection
Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir mezzo-soprano, Oddur Arnþór Jónsson baritone and Guðrún Dalía Salómonsdóttir piano.
Duets and songs by Brahms, Schub­ert and Schu­mann ex­press­ing at­tract­ion − and re­jection.
Tuesday July 30th at 8:30 pm
Viktor Urbancic
The composer Viktor Urbancic
Victor Urbancic moved to Iceland when the Nazi seizured power in Austria in 1938, and be­came one of the lead­ing figures in the clas­sical music scene here. Com­posit­ions, some of which have never been heard in Iceland, sung and per­form­ed by Kristín Einars­dótt­ir Mäntylä mezzo-soprano, Ágúst Ólafs­son bari­tone, Hlíf Sigur­jóns­dótt­ir violin, pianists Hól­mfríð­ur Sig­urð­ar­dótt­ir and Eva Þyri Hilm­ars­dótt­ir and Urbancic's de­scend­ants Michael Kneihs piano, Milena Dörfl­er violin and Simon Dörfler cello.
Tuesday August 6th at 8:30 pm
Ísak, Martina, Finnur and Þóra
Music in Times of Conflict
Ísak Ríkharðsson violin, Martina Zimmerli violoncello, Þóra Kristín Gunnarsdóttir piano and Finnur Ágúst Ingi­mundar­son narrator.
Debussy’s cello sonata, Poulenc’s violin sonata and Shosta­kovich’s piano trio no. 2, performed with the com­posers’ texts and letters to­gether with the news of today.
Tuesday August 13th at 8:30 pm
Hlín and Ögmundur
The Sun in our Hearts
Hlín Pétursdóttir Behrens soprano and Ögmundur Þór Jóhannesson guitar.
A program of Icelandic folk song arrangements and more recent com­posit­ions as well as music from the British Isles, Spain and Brazil. Music by Britten, Garcia-Lorca, de Falla, Villa-Lobos, Þor­kell Sigur­björns­son, John Speight, Jó­hann G. Jó­hanns­son, Stefán Þor­leifs­son, Þor­steinn Gunn­ar Friðriks­son, Þuríð­ur Jóns­dótt­ir and Ólöf Arn­alds.

Past Events:
Tuesday July 2nd at 8:30 pm
Bylgja and Helga Bryndís
The early Years of the Icelandic Song
Bylgja Dís Gunnars­dótt­ir soprano and Helga Bryn­dís Magnús­dótt­ir piano, intro­duct­ion by Trausti Jóns­son.
Program including well-known and as well as virtually unknown songs with piano by some of the pioneers of Icelandic composers from the turn of the century 1900.

Program in IcelandicPress release (Icel/Engl)
Tuesday July 9th at 8:30 pm
Agnes and Eva Þyri
Romanticism at the Ocean Front
Agnes Thorsteins mezzo-soprano and Eva Þyri Hilmarsdóttir piano.
Frauenliebe und -leben by Robert Schumann to Adelbert von Chamisso's poem which de­scrib­es a young girl's ex­per­ience of first love. Richard Wagner com­posed Wesen­donck-Lieder to five poems by Mat­hilde Wesen­donck while work­ing on his opera Tristan and Isolde. Some of the themes can be heard in both works.
Program in IcelandicPress release (Icel/Engl)

The concerts last for one hour, starting at 8:30 pm. The Museum Café is open after the concerts, where the audience can meet the artists.
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