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Video on demand from 14 Aug 2019

Joyce DiDonato in the Grand Hall

The mezzo-soprano, Sir Antonio Pappano and the National Youth Orchestra of the USA present an exciting programme in Hamburg.

Video available until 14 Aug 2020

Emotion and pictures in musical form: programme music is tailor-made for the members of a youth orchestra, who work together on an individual project with which they then go on tour. Every year, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) brings together some 120 young musicians aged 16 to 19 for several weeks of rehearsal work.

At »Elbphilharmonie Summer«, the NYO-USA under Sir Antonio Pappano plays two Late Romantic works where nature offers a stage for the composer's feelings. Hector Berlioz's song collection »Les nuits d'été« does not depict mild summer nights as the title suggests; its subject matter is the sad sides of love.

The orchestra accompanies one of the most sought-after singers of our time, Joyce DiDonato. After the interval, Richard Strauss's »Alpensinfonie« can be heard, which the composer was inspired to write by a walk through the Alpine foothills of Bavaria.

Elbphilharmonie Concerts on Screen 2019

This concert is part of »Elbphilharmonie Concerts on Screen«. Discover the supporting programme and other dates.

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