In Reykjavík’s close-knit artistic community, the contemporary music scene is indistinguishable from the rock, pop, and electronic music scenes.
Curated by Finnish conductor and LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen and composer/conductor Daníel Bjarnason and featuring works by a number of today’s Icelandic composers, the LA Phil Reykjavík Festival showcases the unique and modern creativity thriving in Iceland’s capital.
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen [Finnish]
A cappella choral works to be announced
Soloists: Schola Cantorum Reykjavik
Hlynur Aðils VILMARSSON [Iceland]: bd
Daníel BJARNASON [Iceland]: Emergence (U.S. premiere)
Anna ÞORVALDSDÓTTIR [Iceland]: Aeriality
María Huld Markan SIGFÚSDÓTTIR [Iceland]: Aequora
Jón Leifs [Iceland]: Organ Concerto
Soloist: James McVinnie, organ