The Nordic House’s fourth concert series will be something out of the ordinary this year due to COVID-19. We will still fill the summer with music and offer three spectacular Icelandic duos in July and August. Our Scandinavian artists, who we all look forward to seeing, have been moved to Winter 2021.
The concert series takes place on Wednesdays from July 22 to August 19. You can get tickets for the humble sum of 2,000-3000 ISK or 1,500 ISK for students and senior citizens.
Wednesday the 22nd of July at 21.
Ólöf Arnalds and Skúli Sverrisson performed at last year’s concert series as well, and since they filled the house that evening, it’s only fair that those who missed it get a second chance this year! And we are sure some folks that went last year will try to catch them again since Ólöf and Skúli’s musical wonders are of such quality that you want to experience them again and again. Ólöf is an exceptional singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, and Skúli is a creative bass player with many exceptional compositions on his belt.
Wednesday the 12 of August at 21.
The singer Ellen Kristjánsdóttir and the pianist and keyboardist Eyþór Gunnarsson will perform together at the summer series, with a musical banquet consisting of Icelandic songs, hymns and some of Ellen’s other favorites. Ellen has published numerous albums and has also been in successful collaboration with Magnús Eiríksson and Mannakorn. Eyþór made his first appearance with the band Mezzoforte 1977, and is still very involved in the Icelandic music scene and has participated in numerous concerts and performed on approx. 200 audio CDs with many of the nation’s best-known artists. This is a unique opportunity to see these exceptional performers in the beautiful Nordic House concert hall.
Wednesday the 19th of August at 21.
Iceland’s beloved troubadour Svavar Knútur played the concert series last year for a full house, so it seemed a bit silly not to invite him over again this year. This summer, he is joined by one of Iceland’s best jazz/blues singers Kristjana Stefáns. Svavar and Kristjana have worked together before, with the release of the album Glæður in 2011, and a tour around Iceland last year. They come from a somewhat different background musically, something that only strengthens their collaboration. Their concert will surely be a very special evening of restful musical magic.