Arctic Concerts -Kolbeinn Jón Ketilsson & Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir


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Arctic Concerts

Every Thursday nights at 20.30  throughout the summer season

Admission fee to  Arctic Concerts is ISK 2.500.

The musicians performing on the 9th of June are two leading Icelandic artists, Kolbeinn Jón Ketilsson tenor and Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir pianist.

The Icelandic tenor Kolbeinn Jón Ketilsson graduated from the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Since then he has performed in opera and concert productions, throughout Europe and has been involved in numerous radio, CD and TV recordings.

Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington where she studied with Reiko Neriki. She has appeared as soloist at all major festivals in Iceland, and frequently with The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of Electra Ensemble and has published a number of recordings.

Program
Jon Ketilsson will sing some beautiful Icelandic songs as well as Norwegian songs, accompanied by the fantastic Icelandic pianist Ástríður Alda Sigurðardóttir.

About the concert series
Arctic Concerts is a series with outstanding Icelandic and Nordic musicians, performing diverse musically interesting programs for travelers, as well as locals, at the Nordic House. The concert series is ideal for travelers interested in music from Iceland and the North Atlantic region. The different programs vary in stile;  classical,  jazz, folk and popular music performed by superb local musicians and Nordic guests, mainly with music from Iceland and it’s neighboring countries.

Dinner and a concert

The exceptional Aalto Bistro  (the Nordic House restaurant) is open for dinner before the concerts, offering a special Arctic dinner for concert guests. Aalto Bistro emphasis on Nordic food inspired by central European cuisine. Book a table   AAlto kitchen is open till 21.30 on Thursday evenings.

Transportation:

The Nordic House is in central Reykjavík. The walking distance from the city center is approx. 15 minutes. You can also use Strætó and take route 15 and get off at “Íslensk Erfðagreining”. You can also take route 14 and get off at the University of Iceland. We recommend www.straeto.is to find the most suitable route.

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