I did hear recently that the remarkably wonderful Iceland, yes the country, have re-opened and now they’ll host the iconic Bjork, as she performs THREE special matinee performances in association with Iceland Airwaves, which will be live-streamed online and raise money for domestic women’s charities worldwide.
The shows are set to take place with a live audience at Reykjavík’s Harpa Hall (which I’ve visited and is also wonderful!) on the 9th, 15th and 23rd August! Tickets are available for pre-order on July 2nd at 10am Icelandic time, with general sale commencing on 3rd July, 10 am Icelandic time. Tickets will be priced in five tiers, starting at 4.990 ISK.
The performances will act as a celebration of the Icelandic musicians that Björk has worked with over the years, with each concert finding the artist collaborate with over 100 Icelandic musicians, across three groups that have played a part within the creation of her discography. Each concert will showcase new instrumental arrangements of scores from Björk’s back catalogue, raising money and awareness for Kvennaathvarfid – a charity that supports women and immigrants of different origin within Iceland.
Sunday 9th August
with hamrahlíð choir
conductor: þorgerður ingólfsdóttir
organ: bergur þórisson
Saturday 15th August
with strings from the Icelandic symphony orchestra
conductor: bjarni frímann bjarnason
Sunday 23rd August
with brass from the Icelandic symphony orchestra
flute septet viibra
harp: katie buckley & jónas sen