Iceland Symphony Orchestra moves house

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra yesterday moved its home base from Reykjavik’s Haskolabio cinema to Harpa, the brand new national concert and conference centre by Reykjavik Harbour.

To celebrate the big move, the symphony orchestra and supporters walked all through the city centre from their old home to the new one. The procession carried flags and, unsurprisingly, played musical instruments along the way. The mini ‘carnival’ was described as more than a celebration of the move to better accommodation; but also as a thank-you for the successful 50 years spent at Haskolabio.

Margret Ragnarsdottir, the Iceland Syphony Orchestra’s marketing and information officer, told Visir.is that preparations for the move have been taking up a lot of time and energy for a long time; but that now everybody is able to concentrate solely on the Harpa grand opening concert, which will take place on the 4th May.

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