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Noureddine Khourid & die tanzenden Derwische aus Damaskus
Noureddine Khourid & die tanzenden Derwische aus Damaskus © Cyril Zannettacci

Sun, 3 Feb 2019 - Wed, 27 Feb 2019

Lux aeterna

A Music Festival for the Soul

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For the French composer Olivier Messiaen, music was not simply a sequence of beautiful sounds, but a portal to another, transcendental sphere. »You talk to God through the music – He will answer you through music,« sings an angel in the opera »Saint François d’Assise«. And Messiaen later calls for »a true music: a spiritual music«. This philosophy makes the composer the ideal figurehead for the Elbphilharmonie’s »Lux aeterna« festival.

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Concerts of the festival