Elbphilharmonie Großer Saal

CANCELLED: In tempus praesens

This concert has already taken place! € 42.00 | 36.00 | 25.00 | 13.00 | 8.00
This concert has already taken place! € 42.00 | 36.00 | 25.00 | 13.00 | 8.00

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

Sofia Gubaidulina's Second Violin Concerto is called »In tempus praesens« (In the Present Time). In the work, the composer criticises the »now-lessness« of our age, where each moment is simply perceived as a transition from the past to the future. Gubaidulina brings us back to the here and now – she urges us to listen. Originally composed for the star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, the concerto is one of the most remarkable compositions of recent years. The orchestra is made up exclusively of deep strings and heavy brass instruments, while the solo voice hovers, for the most part, at stratospheric heights. The expression is always dramatic; the sound contrasts reach extremes. The Symphony Orchestra of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater now performs this wholly exceptional work at the Hamburg International Music Festival, along with Johannes Brahms's contemplative Second Symphony, and the Twelfth Symphony of the Danish composer Rued Langgaard.


Symphonieorchester der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg

Sun Shin violin

conductor Ulrich Windfuhr


Rued Langgaard
12. Sinfonie

Sofia Gubaidulina
Konzert für Violine und Orchester Nr. 2 »In tempus praesens«

- Interval -

Johannes Brahms
Sinfonie Nr. 2 D-Dur op. 73

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CANCELLED: Hamburg International Music Festival

Promoter: HamburgMusik / Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg