|April 18, 2021|
Sunday 18th April – 17:00 GMT
strings from Icelandic Symphony Orchestra,
conductor Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
Songs from Post, Vespertine,
Dancer in the Dark and more
Björk has announced an additional date of her special matinee performances in association with Iceland Airwaves, which will be live-streamed online and raise money for domestic women’s charities worldwide. The extra show will take place on Saturday 29th August with a 15 piece chamber ensemble from Iceland Symphony Orchestra. With Iceland now reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic, the shows will take place with a live audience at Reykjavík’s Harpa Hall on the 9th, 15th, 23rd and 29th of August.
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 feature different songs, with Björk´s instrumental arrangements played by members of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Flute Septet Viibra, and Hamrahlíð Choir without electronics or beats. The performances will be raising money and awareness for Kvennaathvarfid – a charity that supports women and immigrants of different origin within Iceland.