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Laeiszhalle Hamburg Großer Saal
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 20:00
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin / Benjamin Bayl
When Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s tercentenary was celebrated in 2014, the city of Leipzig awarded the Akademie für Alte Musik the »Bach Medal« – the period chamber orchestra was praised for the »individual mastery of the ensemble members as well as their special ability to play together«. A prestigious award, and yet only one of many. The orchestra’s guest conductors have had a major influence on its success – these include René Jacobs, Marcus Creed and Benjamin Bayl, who has worked closely with early music pioneers such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Paul McCreesh. Under the direction of the Australian conductor Bayl, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin now returns to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, performing the composer’s stirring Passion cantata »Die letzten Leiden des Erlösers«, which was premiered in Hamburg in 1774. The Akademie is joined not only by first-class solo singers but also by the choir of the Collegium Vocale Gent, which was founded by Philippe Herreweghe.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Collegium Vocale Gent
Julia Lezhneva soprano
Berit Solset soprano
Sophie Harmsen mezzo-soprano
Patrick Grahl tenor
Ludwig Mittelhammer bass
Benjamin Bayl harpsichord and direction
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Die letzten Leiden des Erlösers / Passionskantate Wq 233
Pre-Concert Talk with Habakuk Traber (in German)
19:00 / Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Kleiner Saal
This concert will be recorded by NDR Kultur radio station and broadcast at 20:00 on 18 April 2019.
Promoter: HamburgMusik / NDR
Supported by the Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V.
Food & Drink
In addition to diverse food and drinks offered in the intervals and preceeding events, guests are also welcome in the elegant Brahms Foyer following concerts.More about Food & Drink
The neo-baroque Laeiszhalle Grand Hall accommodates over 2,000 guests.
The Laeiszhalle can be easily reached by bus, underground and bicycle.
The nearest stops include:
Underground line U2: Gänsemarkt / Messehallen
Underground line U1: Stephansplatz
Bus 4, 5, 109, Schnellbus 34, 36: Stephansplatz
Bus 3, 112, Schnellbus 35, 36: Johannes-Brahms-Platz
City bicycle (Stadtrad) station: Sievekingplatz / Gorch-Fock-Wall
Gänsemarkt multistorey car park: Dammtorwall / Welckerstrasse, 20355 Hamburg
First 30 minutes: €2.00
First 60 minutes: €4.00
Rate per further hour or part thereof: €4.00
Night Rate (18:00–06:00): maximum €11.00
24-Hour Rate: maximum €30.00
Grand Hall / Brahms Foyer: Accessible Entrance on Gorch-Fock-Wall
The Brahms Foyer is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 75 cm in width.
Recital Hall / Studio E / Artists' Entrance: Accessible Entrance at Dammtorwall 46
The Recital Hall is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 68 cm in width.
Three parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are located at the entrance on Gorch-Fock-Wall. Six parking spaces for visitors with disibilites are available in front of the Artists’ Entrance on Dragonerstall.