Music, Concert, Classical and Contemporary Music
Sunday Classics: Transcending Barriers
3.500 - 4.000 kr
Sunday 24th September - 16:00
Iceland and US-based QuartetES brings 2 premieres to the stage of Harpa; a quartet by American composer Robert Carl, and the quartet version of Daniel Bjarnason's beautiful "Air to Breath." Also on the program: a quartet by Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir and the Quartet No. 1 of Bela Bartok.
QuartetES: Anton Miller and Ertan Torgul, violins; Rita Porfiris, viola; Jennifer Kloetzel, cello
Made up of established chamber musicians who reunited after a long separation, QuartetES brings a diverse and engaging presence to the concert stage. Since 2017 they have been in residence at Point CounterPoint Chamber Music in Vermont. 2018 saw their debut international performance at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2019 they were in residence at the Harpa International Music Academy as well as New Music for Strings in Reykjavik. In 2021 they embarked on an ambitious project for The Uncertainty of Fate Festival: they commissioned 18 pieces by established as well as emerging composers, which they recorded over 4 days during the pandemic. Recent concerts include their Lincoln's Symphony debut, performing Jessie Montgomery's "Banner" for Quartet and Orchestra in October 2021 as well as appearances in California, Nashville, and Vermont. Upcoming premieres include Elena Ruehr’s Tenth and Eleventh String Quartet and Robert Carl's Quartet No. 3.
Special ticket price for senior citizens and students: ISK 3500 in Harpa's box office.
The ticket prices are as follows:
Sunday 24. September - 16:00
Norðurljós is a recital hall on Harpa’s second floor, situated between Eldborg and Silfurberg. It offers various possibilities for concerts, conferences, receptions and other events.