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New Creations Festival features Cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir

Sæunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra New Creations Festival includes a work by Icelandic Composer Daniel Bjarnason Bow to String with Icelandic Cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir on Wed. March 5 at 8 p.m. at the Roy Thompson Hall. Saeunn will be performing with Canadian violinist Leila Josefowicz. For additional information visit http://www.tso.ca/en-ca/Concerts-And-Tickets/Events/2013-2014-Season/Slonimskys-Earbox.aspx or click on our event listing.

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Win a Copy of Höfnin Hljómar

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We’re giving a way a copy of this weird and wonderful Icelandic experimental music compilation CD, produced by Yatra Arts. Currently it is only available in Iceland (worldwide distribution happens early February). The cover photo is from the largest lake in Reykjanes Penisula…is it: 1/ Tjörnin 2/ Blue Lagoon 3/ Kleifarvatn 4/ Jökulsárlón Email your answer to: contact@icct.info    […]

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Music Review: Icelandic Experimental Music CD, Höfnin Hljómar

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Check out this great review of the experimental compilation, Höfnin Hljómar. http://halifaxcollect.blogspot.ca/2013/12/hofnin-hljomar-icelandic-electronic.html

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ICCT Member Shares Artistic Audio with Authentic Sounds in N.E. Iceland

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We received this lovely email today from ICCT member Tosca Terán. It reads: Just thought I’d share with the group! March/April 2013 I was fortunate enough to visit Iceland, and stay with one of Iceland’s well loved glass artists, Sigrun Olof Einarsdottir Such incredible beauty, I was hugely inspired! The audio I am sharing was […]

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ICELANDIC GENEALOGY DATABASE ACCESS

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There’s a brand new North American Icelandic cultural website out there called Icelandic Roots and it’s fantastic. It focuses on genealogy, literature, language, culture, traditions, and history of the people of Icelandic descent living here in North America and across the globe. Founder, Sunna Pam Furtenau is a dedicated Icelandic Heritage Advocate. She is the USA Representative and […]

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Last Chance to Register for Icelandic Language Class

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Language Classes (Íslenskukennsla) Winter Session 2014 Adult Icelandic Level 1 – Beginner, and Level 2 – Intermediate Classes We welcome our new Teachers: Þórunn and Arna Björk! The next sessions are about to begin! Jan 13 – March 10 (Not Feb 17) 8 Consecutive Monday evenings 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Morningside-High Park Presbyterian Church at 4 Morningside Ave. […]

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