Founded in 1950, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the leading Nordic orchestras through its acclaimed performances and recordings. The orchestra's artistic achievement is even more remarkable given that in Iceland the classical music tradition only began in the 20th century. Led by music director Ilan Volkov, the orchestra performs a work by Sibelius as well as the U.S. premiere of two works by Icelandic composers. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson--hailed by the Washington Post for his "absolute technical command"--joins the orchestra for Grieg's Piano Concerto.
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra will also present their popular educational program Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra for an audience of school children from the D.C. area.
Part of Nordic Cool 2013.