Hrólfur Sæmundsson, baritone and Sigrún Pálmadóttir, soprano will sing arias accompanied by Elja Ensemble, conductor Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason.
Ólöf Sigursveinsdóttir, cello and Þorsteinn Gauti Sigurðsson, piano will play a sonata no. 2 in g-minor for piano and cello. Solo pieces for piano by Edvard Grieg and Maurice Ravél will be played by the pianist Þorsteinn Gauti.
Hrólfur Sæmundsson baritone, Ólöf Sigursveinsdóttir cello, Sigrún Pálmadóttir soprano, Þorsteinn Gauti Sigurðsson piano, Elja Ensemble
Conductor: Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
Artistic director: Ólöf Sigursveinsdóttir
The Blueberry-Muic-Festival, a classical Music Festival held in July/August every year for four days period, from Thursday to Sunday, in Ólafsfjörður, Fjallabyggð, about 60 km north from Akureyri. Black blueberries, called “aðalbláber”, grow in the beautiful valleys surrounding Ólafsfjörður. These berries are the inspiration for the name of the festival, which translates as the Blueberry-Music-Festival. The Blueberry- Music-Festival allows mainly Icelandic artists to perform evening concerts in the church as well as in the Cultural House Tjarnarborg which both are accoustically amazing venues.
Artists performing in The Blueberry-Muic-Festival Ólafsfjörður 2020:
Sigrún Pálmadóttir Soprano, Chamberorchestra Elja, Hrólfur Sæmundsson Bariton, Jón Thoroddsen Philosopher, Chrissie Guðmundsdóttir Violinist, DUO Hundur í óskilum, Guðmundur Ólafsson Stage-Actor, Þorsteinn Gauti Sigurðsson Pianist, Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason Conductor, Einar Bjartur Egilsson Piano, Tinna Gunnarsdóttir Visual Artist, Björg Þórhallsdóttir Soprano, Eirikur Stephensen Contrabass, Hjörleifur Hjartarson Singer, Sigtryggur Bjarni Baldvinsson Visual Artist, Ólöf Sigursveinsdóttir Cellist, Sigursveinn Magnússon Pianist and Singer, Jón Þorsteinsson Tenor, Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson Singer, Kristín Lárusdóttir Singer, Sigrún Valgerður Gestsdóttir Soprano
Arion banki Fjallabyggð
In Cooperation with:
Menningarhúsið Tjarnarborg Ólafsfirði
Kaffi Ilmur Akureyri