Klassík í Vatnsmýrinni 2015
The Nordic House
November 11th at 8pm
WOMEN´S LOVE AND SORROWS
Auður Gunnarsdóttir, soprano
Helga Bryndís Magnúsdóttir, piano
The final concert of the 2015 season of Klassík í Vatnsmýrinni will take place on Wednesday November 11th at 8 pm at the Nordic House in Reykjavík. Women are the evening´s center of attention. The soprano Auður Gunnarsdóttir and pianist Helga Bryndís Magnúsdóttir will perform songs by Hjálmar Helgi Ragnarsson, Robert Schumann, Ermano Wolf-Ferrari and Joaquin Turina. The poems tell about women, their love and dreams. Whether it is in Icelandic, German, Italian or Spanish, we learn that love is not always eternal bliss, joy and sorrow goes hand in hand.
Auður Gunnarsdóttir studied at the Reykjavik School of Singing and at the Stuttgart Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, in Germany. Auður was engaged at the Stadttheater in Würzburg where she sang the main soprano role in numerous opera productions as well as in other opera houses in Germany and for the Icelandic Opera. Auður is an experienced concert singer and has given many song recitals and oratorios both in Germany, America and Iceland. She has performed with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and different Orchestras in Germany. Auður has been involved in few CD productions
Helga Bryndís Magnúsdóttir pursued her studies in Vienna and Helsinki after receiving her diploma from the Reykjavik College of Music. She has appeared as soloist with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the North Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Helga Bryndís is active in Icelandic music life, as soloist and chamber music player as well as accompanist with singers.
Admission fee is ISK 2000, ISK 1000 for senior citizens and disabled; free for students, 25 years old and younger. Tickets are available at the entrance.
About the 2015 concert series
The aim of the series, Klassík í Vatnsmýrinni, is to give the audience a chance to hear the very best of Icelandic and foreign artists perform classical music. As the year of 2015 marks 100 years anniversary of the Voting rights for Women in Iceland, so the female singer has been prominent in this seventh year‘s programming.
The concert series is a collaboration between the Icelandic Soloist Society and the Nordic House. Concert Board members are: Kristin Mjöll Jakobsdóttir, Hlíf Sigurjónsdóttir and Anna Jónsdóttir. The Concert Board is responsible for the implementation and planning as well as artistic direction.