Björk has postponed her upcoming Björk Orkestral concert series, in which the Icelandic artist will play four livestreamed unplugged shows in front of an actual audience at Reykjavík’s Harpa Hall. Originally set to take place on August 9, 15, and 23, the performances were then postponed to late August and early September due to increasing coronavirus restrictions and are now set to happen in January and February of next year.
“The concert series Björk Orkestral – Live from Reykjavík in Harpa which had recently been rescheduled, has been postponed to 2021,” the series’ promoters, Iceland Airwaves, said in a statement. “The new dates are January 17th, 24th, 31st and February 7th. This is because we can’t trust that the newly imposed restrictions will be be lifted in time for the shows and we always want to prioritize the health and safety of our guests and staff.”
Tickets for the original shows will be valid for the corresponding new dates. Buyers have 13 days from today (August 30) to claim a refund, which can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. As originally planned, a portion of the proceeds from the shows will be donated to Kvennaathvarfid, a charity supporting women and immigrants of different origin within Iceland.
For the first show, Björk will be accompanied by a 15-piece chamber ensemble from the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and conductor Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason, while the following performances will feature the Hamrahlíð Choir, harpist Katie Buckley, pianist Jónas Sen, and conductor Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir, as well as the flute septet Viibra.
Check out the rescheduled dates below and purchase livestream tickets here.
Sunday, January 17th 17:00 GMT – With 15 piece chamber ensemble from Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conductor – Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason – FORMERLY AUGUST 29TH
Sunday, January 24th at 17:00 GMT – with Hamrahlíð choir, conductor – Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir – FORMERLY SEPTEMBER 19TH
Sunday, January 31st at 17:00 GMT – With brass from the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and flute septet Viibra, Katie Buckley – harp, Jónas Sen – pianó – FORMERLY SEPTEMBER 13TH
Sunday, February 7th at 17:00 GMT – Strings from Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Katie Buckley – harp, conductor – Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason – FORMERLY SEPTEMBER 28TH