Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Culture Night – Another unforgettable Reykjavik experience

We were looking forward to this year’s Culture Night (Menningarnótt) with anticipation and the events did not disappoint. It began with the thrill of running a 10K race (my muscles are still sore) with a few thousand enthusiasts and it continued with the opening of our Residence in the afternoon.

We welcomed hundreds of visitors and among them there was a lucky group that got to listen to the performance by trumpet virtuosos Stephen Burns and Baldvin Odsson along with pianist Mattias Wager. They performed works by Telemann, Vivaldi, and American composer Aaron Copland.  We were touched by the warm comments of many of the guests who had never been to the residence.  The day ended with a spectacular display of fireworks at the harbor.