Classical music students will perform a series of free concerts at Tjarnarsalur in Reykjavík City Hall as of 5:30 pm today.
Reykjavík City Hall. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
The repertoire includes compositions by L. Boccherini, J.S. Bach, J.F. Burgmüller, F. Kuhlau, F. Chopin and Y. Tiersen. The music students play violin, cello and piano, Morgunblaðið reports.
The brass band Orphic Oxtra will celebrate the release of its new album, Kebab diskó, with a concert tonight at 11 pm in the side hall of the downtown venue Faktorý.
The band will perform “non-pure bred weird Balkan music,” as a press release describes. Orphic Oxtra will have some guests at the occasion and so unusually many performers will be on stage tonight.
In other music news, the Icelandic documentary Backyard by Árni Sveinsson received five out of six stars in a highly positive review in the Danish newspaper Politiken.
The film covers a concert organized by Icelandic musician Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson in his backyard during Reykjavík Culture Night in 2009 where a number of Icelandic bands and solo artists performed.
Click here to read about a concert by Ólöf Arnalds on the occasion of the winter solstice tonight (although the exact date of the winter solstice this year is December 22).