Baroque pianist Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir will play in a concert entitled ‘Everything but Bach’ at the Culture House in Reykjavík next Tuesday, October 26.
She will perform compositions by Telemann, Biber, Vilsmayr and Baltzar, among others, and speak on the composers and their pieces, a press release states.
Her repertoire also includes “Sleeping Pendulum”, a new piece for baroque violin and electronic sounds by María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir of the band Amiina.
Stefánsdóttir is the artistic director of the chamber group Nordic Affect and the concert belongs to a series of events NoA holds in the Culture House. Among other projects by NoA this fall is a concert in Amsterdam in November.
NoA has from the beginning emphasized working with inventive contemporary composers and the group’s first CD featuring the piece “Apocrypha” by Hugi Gudmundsson was nominated for the Icelandic Music Award and received the Kraum Award in 2008.
The concert begins at 8 pm and tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets cost ISK 1,500 (USD 13.3, EUR 9.6) and 1,000 (USD 8.9, EUR 6.4) for senior citizens and students. Music students are admitted free of charge.
For further details on the concert and venue, visit the Culture House’s website.