Björk launches orchestral concert series in support of women’s shelter

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Björk has launched a series of special orchestral concerts that will be live streamed globally to raise money for the Kvennaathvarf Women’s Shelter. The Icelandic avant-pop star performed the first of four planned concerts last night. Each concert will see her perform with a different ensemble, including the Viibra flute septet and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. Future shows are slated to be performed on October 24th, October 31st and November 15th. 

In a statement, Björk said the following regarding the concerts: 

“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.”

In-person tickets to attend the shows are available here, and tickets for each live stream are available to purchase here.