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The Iceland Symphony Orchestra

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra, widely considered to be one of the leading Nordic orchestras, continues to attract audiences through its high standards of performance coupled with innovative programming. In its 2005 - 2006 concert season, the ISO continues its complete cycle of Shostakovich symphonies, performing symphonies 8-11 under the direction of Rumon Gamba, the ISO´s Principal Conductor and Musical Director.

These include an all-Shostakovich concert on 23 March in which symphonies 9 and 10 will be heard, as well as the Piano Concerto no. 2 with pianist Peter Jablonski. Other highlights include the cristalline soprano voice of Barbara Bonney, who will perform songs by Grieg in a concert that also features Brahms´s Fourth symhony (27 October), the renowned flutist Sharon Bezaly in Sofia Gubaidulina´s Flute Concerto (29 September), and Rachel Barton, who performes Joseph Joachim´s brilliant but rarely heard Violin Concerto (2 February). Among the orchestral favorites performed this season are Mahler´s Sixth symphony (Alexander Vedernikov conducting, 11 May) and Schubert´s Ninth symphony under the direction of Vladimir Ashkenazy (15 June). In celebration of W. A. Mozart´s 250th anniversary in 2006, the ISO will perform his opera La Clemenza di Tito for the first time in Iceland (Rumon Gamba, 26 January), and also performs his Requiem with Petri Sakari conducting (6 April). The ISO is also committed to performing contemporary Icelandic music. Among the works performed in 2005-2006 are concertos by Jón Nordal in celebration of the composer´s 80th birthday (9 March), the recent Symphony no. 2 by Atli Heimir Sveinsson (1 June), and a new violin concerto by Áskell Másson (9 June).

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Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Austurbakki 2 101 Reykjavík
Tel. 545 2500