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Iceland will dominate the schedule of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for seventeen days in April when the orchestra hosts its Reykjavík Festival at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Fittingly enough, the first concert in the series, on Saturday, April 1, will feature Iceland’s answer to Mickey Mouse, namely Maximus Musicus, the creation of Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir, who has charmed audiences all over the world – in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas – and delighted children, their parents, and grandparents wherever he goes. Reykjavík-born conductor Daníel Bjarnason will conduct this program, which features nine pieces from various composers that are sure to captivate younger audiences. This performance will be reprised on Saturday, April 8. . . .