Happening Today: Reykjavík Midsummer Music - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Happening Today: Reykjavík Midsummer Music

Happening Today: Reykjavík Midsummer Music

Published June 16, 2016

The fifth year of Reykjavík Midsummer Music celebrates the endless Icelandic sun with seven classical performances stretching into the bright summer nights. This year’s shows center around the theme “Wanderer,” transporting the audience on journeys inspired by space exploration, travel between East and West, the works of Schubert, Beethoven and Debussy, and so much more. Take in the musical talent at Reykjavík’s famous Harpa concert hall or experience Mengi’s late-night program, with shows beginning at 23:00. Although difficult to fathom, there will still be light when you step out into the night after the performances conclude. The program includes “From Dream to Dream” a celebration of beloved Icelandic composer Jón Nordal’s 90th birthday; and a performance inspired by Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu’s exploration of dreams and consciousness, via the work of Debussy, Messiaen, and Lennon-McCartney. The Midsummer Music’s repertoire is vast and varied with something to please even the most scrupulous music enthusiast!

Reykjavík Midsummer Music runs from June 16 to 19 at Harpa and Mengi. Find more details about times and pricing here!


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