The Los Angeles Philharmonic to host ‘Reykjavik Festival’

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will spotlight new music from Iceland in the orchestra's 2016-17 season. The multi-day Reykjavik Festival bids to explore ''the interplay of new music, folk and pop music by up-and-coming composers from the Reykjavik music scene and also will feature works by more established talents'', according to the L.A. Times.   Curated by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Daníel Bjarnason, the festival will feature Jóhann's works along with 21 commissioned pieces by Icelandic artists and 14 world premieres. Jóhann's performance will take place on April 17th 2017 along Valgeir Sigurðsson, Nico Muhly and Sam Amidon.