On Thursday, 16th of August at 12 noon, Jónas Þórir, the organist of Bústaðakirkja in Reykjavík, plays improvisational piece named Rhapsodia which is improvised from George Gershwins most prominent works, including Rhapsody in Blue.
Admission is 2000 ISK.
Tickets may be purchased in Hallgrímskirkja one hour before the concerts or online on midi.is
At a young age Jónas Þórir (1956) started practising
the violin but the organ and piano captured him. He completed
music teacher training, studied the piano with Halldór Haraldsson
and composition with Atli Heimir Sveinsson.
Jónas Þórir first got acquainted with the organ when he studied
with Martein H. Friðriksson and later with Hörður Áskelsson
and Björn Steinar Sólbergsson. He graduated as a cantor from
the National Church School of Music and furthered his studies
with Karsten Askeland in Bergen, Norway. Jónas Þórir is a
well sought after accompanist for soloists and a very frequent
arranger of music. He is organist at Bústaðakirkja in Reykjavík.