Classic in the Moorlands -Noble Nobel
Concert at the Nordic House November 22. at 8 pm
Bylgja Dís Gunnarsdóttir soprano and pianist Hrönn Þráinsdóttir perform a program dedicated to two Nobel prize winners, Halldór Laxness and Bob Dylan. Songs to poems by Halldór Laxness composed in 2014 by visual artist and composer Eíríkur Árni Tryggvason, and the cycle Mr Tambourine man composed in 2000 by American composer John Corigliano, who has won the Pulitzer Prize, five Grammys and an Oscar for his music.
Bylgja Dís Gunnarsdóttir studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and has performed with the British Youth Opera, The Scottish Opera and the Icelandic Opera. She won first prize in the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition and sang in the prizewinner’s concert in Carnegie Hall. She has given Lied recitals and sung church concerts, as well as performing with the independent opera group Óp-hópurinn on a regular basis. She recently sang the role of Senta in a rock version of Wagner´s Flying Dutchman with Norðuróp.
Hrönn Þráinsdóttir studied in Freiburg and Stuttgart with an emphasis on Lied accompaniment and chamber music. She has performed extensively in Iceland and abroad, in Germany, Austria, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Greenland and the Faeroe Island, and made recordings for radio and cd. She has taken part in numerous music festivals and premiered (pieces) (works/compositions) by Icelandic composers in the New Music festivals Dark Music Days in Reykjavík and Hljóðön in Hafnarfjörður.
Aalto bistro is open until 21.30 on Wednesdays. Admittance to the concert is kr. 2.500, kr. 1.500 for seniors and the disabled, free for students and guests under the age of twenty. Subscription to all five concerts is kr. 10.000 or 6.000. Tickets available on tix.is and at the entrance. The concert series Klassík í Vatnsmýrinni is organised in collaboration between the Icelandic Soloist Society and the Nordic House and places great emphasis on Scandinavian and international cooperation.