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Björk Reschedules Reykjavik Orchestral Concerts
Christian Eede , October 7th, 2021 22:27

Following a series of COVID-19-enforced delays, the shows will now take place over the next month and will be broadcast online

Björk will play four orchestral concerts in Reykjavik in the coming weeks.

The fully acoustic shows, which will be broadcast online, will take place at the Harpa Concert Hall. Björk will be joined by various ensembles for each show, with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and the Hamrahlíð Choir among those who will be performing alongside her. She will also be joined on stage on October 11, 24 and 31, and November 15, by some of the musicians who've previously been involved in touring the album Homogenic, and working in the studio on 2015's Vulnicura and 2017's Utopia.

In a message accompanying the announcement of the gigs, Björk said: "Dear friends, I would like to invite you to some concerts to honour folks who got hit hardest in the coronavirus, and the Black Lives Matter movement, and to honour how many Icelandic musicians I have worked with through the years. My input into the feminist fight is to brag about that almost all of those arrangements are by me. Unfortunately, this is something that is almost always ignored when women are arrangers."

Each show will raise money for Kvennaathvarf Women's Shelter. You can find more information on the shows here, and get a ticket for the online broadcasts here.

The shows will be going ahead following a series of postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with three shows having initially been scheduled to take place in August 2020.