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WSO Presents Nordic Festival in October

In October the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will present the Nordic Festival, featuring the timeless music of Sibelius, Greig and Nielsen as well the music of two contemporary Icelandic composers Kjartan Sveinsson and Kenley Kristofferson.

Have a listen to the artists mentioned below:

Carl Nielsen - Symphony No. 4 "The Inextinguishable", Op. 29

Grieg Piano Concerto 1st mov - Ólafsson & Ashkenazy

Kjartan Sveinsson - “Credo"

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World premiere commissioned for the Festival’s 125th anniversary

The Icelandic Festival in collaboration with Ambassador Hjálmar Hannesson, Consul General for Iceland, and the Government of Iceland, agreed to commission a new work from Valgeir Sigurðsson titled Átjánhundruðsjötíuogfimm or Eighteen Hundred and Seventy Five to commemorate the immigration of Icelanders to New Iceland.



Have a listen to music by Valgeir Sigurðsson:


Draumalandið (Dreamland) Music by Valgeir Sigurðsson
Valgeir Sigurðsson | A Take Away Show
Grýlukvæði - Valgeir Sigurðsson feat. Sam Amidon
Valgeir Sigurðsson - Past Tundra
Valgeir Sigurðsson - Architecture of Loss





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Author: Curtis Olafson, Edinburg, ND



Unwavering passion for the preservation and enjoyment of our unique Icelandic history, heritage, and culture continues during the 114th Annual Deuce of August Icelandic Celebration. The event is staged by the Icelandic Communities Association of North Dakota, and will be held August 2nd to August 4th in Mountain, North Dakota.

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