Concerts 2020

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ANCIENT TONGUES AND TUNES

Artistic director: Gunnsteinn Olafsson

Wednesday 1st of July

Siglufjord Church 8.00 – 9.00 pm

Jon Leifs accompanied by Mahler

Songs by Jon Leifs and Gustav Mahler

Oddur Arnthor Jonsson baritone and Sigurdur Helgi Oddsson piano

The Boat House 9.30 – 10.30 pm

South American ballads

Uwe Eschner guitar and Axel Meyer guitar, Germany

Siglufjord Church 11.00 – 12.00 pm

Stóðum tvö í túni – Two Lovers stood in a Field

KIMI Trio, Denmark

Thorgunnur Anna Örnolfsdottir singer, Jonas Asgeir Asgeirsson acordeon, Katerina Anagnostidou percussion

Thursday 2nd of July

Siglufjordur Church 17.15 – 18.00

Children’s concert

Siglufjord Church 8.00 – 9.00 pm

The Poetic Edda and Lithuanian folk songs

Students of Vilnius College, Lithuania

Director: Jūratė Vilūnaitė

Choreographer: Erika Vizbaraitė

Musical Director: Povilas Butkus

Music: The Cousins by Giedrius Kuprevičius, The Last Rite by Bronius Kutavičius and Lithuanian folk songs. Sponsored by Nordplus.

The Boat House 9.30 – 10.30 pm

White Water Rapids

Folk Music Trio JAEJA, England

Kieran Towers fiddel, Evan Davies mandolin, Bragi Olafsson guitar

Siglufjord Church 11.00 – 12.00 pm

Our Lady and the DevilThe good and evil in Nordic music in medieval times

Øyonn Groven Myhren singer and lyre, Norway

Poul Høxbro flutes and percussion, Denmark

Friday 3rd of July

Folk Music Centre 5.00-6.00 pm

Dance and singing at the Folk Music Centre (by good weather)

Siglufjord Church 8.00 – 9.00 pm

Children of Magic. Icelandic folk music in new arrangements by Ragnheidur Gröndal

Ragnheidur Gröndal vocals, piano, Gudmundur Petursson guitar, Haukur Gröndal clarinet, Claudio Spieler percussion

Boathouse 9.30 – 10.30 pm

Hotel Borg
Songs about the legendary hotel in the heart of Reykjavik

Folk Music Ensemble Melchior

Kristin Johannsdottir vocals, Hilmar Oddsson piano, guitar and vocals, Hrodmar Ingi Sigurbjörnsson guitar and vocals, Karl Roth guitar, accordeon and vocals, Margret Kristjansdottir violin, Gunnar Hrafnsson bass, Kjartan Gudnason percussion

Meal Factory Grána 11.00 – 12.00 pm

Nordic Fiddle – Colour and Pattern

Nordic music based on medieval tunes and poems

Elizabeth Gaver medieval fiddles, Norway

Restaurant Rauðka 11.00 – 12.00 pm

The Cuckoo’s Nest. Jazz concert with Icelandic folk tunes

Anna Greta Sigurdardottir piano, Mikael Mani guitar, Sölvi Kolbeinsson saxophone, Thorleifur Gaukur mouthorgan, Birgir Steinn double bass, Kristofer Rodriguez percussion

Saturday 4th of July

Siglufjord Church 10.00 – 12.00 am

Norwegian Folk Dances. Free admission. Hans-Hinrich Thedens together with Øyonn Grove Myhren, Poul Høxbro and Elizabeth Gaver

Siglufjord Church 2.00 – 3.00 pm

Over Mountains and Dales

Female Choir Vox Feminae

Conductor: Hrafnhildur Arnadottir Hafstad

Restaurant Rauðka 3.30 – 4.30 pm

Música Sefardí

Songs in Ladino from the Sephardic Jewish tradition

Folk Music Trio Salamander, Sweden

Marita Johansson vocals, guitar and tambourine, Jonas Liljeström fiddle, ghatam and vocals, Emil Pernblad Irish bouzouki and guitar

Siglufjord Church 5.00 – 6.00 pm

Songs by Icelandic song writers Sigfus Halldorsson and Jon Muli Arnason

Herdis Anna Jonasdóttir soprano, Eyjolfur Eyjolfsson tenor and Hjortur Ingvi Johannsson piano

Boat House 8.30 – 10.30 pm

Final evening. Artists of the Folk Music Festival take part in the concert.

Restaurant Rauðka 11.00 – 12.00 pm

Ball with folk music band Silhouettes of Bizantine

Asgeir Asgeirsson saz, bouzuki, Haukur Gröndal clarinet, Eric Quick percussion and Thorgrímur Jonsson double bass

Sunday 5th of July

Siglufjord Church 2.00 – 4.00 pm

The Wonderhorn’s World
Iceland Youth Symphony Orchestra

Halldor Eldjarn: A Youth Symphony (World Premier)
Zsolt Serei: Partita for flute and strings (Iceland Premier)
Alfred Doppler: Hungarian Rhapsody for flute and orchestra (Iceland Premier)

Gustav Mahler: 4th Symphony

Soloists: Kristin Yr Jonsdottir flute and Herdis Anna Jonasdottir soprano

Conductor: Gunnsteinn Olafsson

The program might change without further notice.