Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal

CANCELLED: Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra

This concert has already taken place! € 71.50 | 57.20 | 45.10 | 30.80 | 13.20
This concert has already taken place! € 71.50 | 57.20 | 45.10 | 30.80 | 13.20

The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This event has had to be cancelled – it will not be rescheduled on an alternative date. Under the following link you can request a refund of your ticket price or expressly forgo the refund in support of the cultural scene: Information on ticket refunds and waiving refunds for cancelled events

After writing several operas, Tchaikovsky turned his attention to the symphonic genre in the mid-1880s. Friends had already tried some 20 years earlier to motivate him to follow Berlioz's example and write a »Manfred Symphony«, and when Tchaikovsky was in St. Petersburg for the first performance of »Eugene Onegin« in 1884, fellow composer Balakirev attempted to engender his interest in the idea once more. Now Tchaikovsky was ready for the project. The wave of Romantic-movement fascination with Lord Byron had abated in the meantime, but Byron's Manfred is a fitting hero for any era. Faust and Don Juan are kindred spirits, and like them, Manfred also makes a deal with the Devil. The thirst for knowledge and understanding, extreme outsider status and above all weltschmerz drive Manfred into solitude and to an encounter with Ahriman, the Satanic destructive spirit of the Zoroastrian religion.


Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

Reinhold Friedrich trumpet

conductor Alexander Sladkovsky


Modest Mussorgsky
Eine Nacht auf dem kahlen Berge / Sinfonische Dichtung

Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Konzert für Trompete und Orchester »Nobody Knows de Trouble I See«

- Interval -

Piotr I. Tschaikowsky
»Manfred«-Sinfonie in vier Bildern h-Moll op. 58

CANCELLED: Pre-Concert Talk (in German)
10:00 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Großer Saal

Estimated end time

Supporting programme

Sun, 31 May 2020 10:30
CANCELLED: Spielplatz Orchester / Concert Introduction and Visit for Children, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kaistudio 1


Philharmonic Concerts / Large Subscription

Philharmonic Concerts / »Odd« Concerts

Promoter: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg