Sigur Rós Shows With LA Philharmonic To Feature Arrangements By Dan Deacon, Owen Pallett, Nico Mulhy, Anna Meredith

Last month Sigur Rós announced an extensive tour for later this year that, like their extensive tour from last year, will find them performing at each date two career-spanning sets broken up by an intermission. A trio of those shows will take place at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, with the band backed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as a newly announced string of special guests that include the esteemed likes of Dan Deacon, Owen Pallett, Nico Mulhy, and Anna Meredith, among a number of other collaborators and composers. These performances are all part of the the Philharmonic’s Reykjavík Festival, a celebration of the Icelandic music scene, and will mark the first time the band performs publicly with an orchestra since 2003. The shows run from April 13th-15th, with each night prefaced by a different symphonic and choral program. You can read details for each of the three performances below.

Program 1 (April 13):
Schola Cantorum Reykjavík (a capella choral works TBD)
Hlynur Aðils VILMARSSON BD
Daníel BJARNASON Violin Concerto (LA Phil commission; world premiere) Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Sigur Rós works

Program 2 (April 14):
Schola Cantorum Reykjavík (a capella choral works TBD)
Anna THORVALDSDOTTIR Airiality
Haukur TÓMASSON Piano Concerto (LA Phil co-commission; U.S. premiere)
Vikingur Ólafsson, piano
Sigur Rós works

Program 3 (April 15):
Schola Cantorum (a capella choral works TBD)
María Huld Markan SIGFÚSDÓTTIR Aequora
LEIFS Organ Concerto
James McVinnie, organ
Sigur Rós works