Guests filled Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík last night for the first evening of musician Björk Guðmundsdóttir’s four-concert series in support of Kvennaathvarfið women’s shelter. The concerts were postponed seven times due to COVID restrictions and are Björk’s first performances in Iceland in three years.
Twenty per cent of the profits from the concert series will go to Kvennaathvarfið women’s shelter in Reykjavík, specifically to support children – the shelter houses on average 11 kids at any given time, RÚV reports. The concerts are acoustic (performed without electronics and beats) and feature the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Hamrahlíð Choir, and other local musicians.
Though tickets to the concerts are sold out, those interested can follow along virtually. In Iceland, the concerts are broadcast live on RÚV’s Channel 2 as well as on via radio on Rás 1. Those located abroad can also purchase access to the live stream. The remaining concerts will be held on October 24 and 31 and November 15.