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Dark Music Days Coming Up in Iceland

The annual festival Dark Music Days (DMD; Myrkir músíkdagar) in Reykjavík kicks off with a concert by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra at the new concert hall Harpa on January 26, among other events. The festival will continue through January 29.


Eldborg, the main concert hall in Harpa. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

The Symphony Orchestra’s repertoire includes contemporary music, such as “Metastatis” by Iannis Xenakis which is composed for 61 instruments and “Hymnos” by Italian master Giacinto Scelsi; Hans Abrahamsen will be the guest of honor this year.

A special DMD warm-up event is scheduled for the opening day at the Culture House on Hverfisgata at 12:15 where a number of guitarists will perform.

Other events include a workshop and various other concerts at Harpa, a choir performance at the Háteigskirkja church on Saturday at 2 pm and a children’s concert at 11:30 am on Sunday.

Click here to read more about the program. For tickets, go to harpa.is or midi.is.


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