Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal

CANCELLED: James Newby / Rising Stars

The concert will be broadcast as stream in the Mediathek on 28 January

This concert has already taken place! € 31.00 | 22.00 | 15.00 | 9.00
This concert has already taken place! € 31.00 | 22.00 | 15.00 | 9.00

Honeysweet voice

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. Ticket buyers and people participating in the order process will be informed by e-mail. Under the following link you can request a refund of your ticket price: Information on tickets refunds

Festival »Rising Stars Digital«: Concerts cannot be given in front of a large audience this time round, but everyone can still enjoy the festival: the concerts are being transferred to the internet, and can be watched as a stream: Go to James Newby's concert stream

James Newby has skyrocketed into the world of classical singing. Be it in an intimate song recital or on the big opera stage, be as the clown Papageno, the demonic Erlkönig or the desperate Wanderer – prizes and panegyrics have been showered on the 26-year-old British singer, who moves with ease between characters and genres. Only last season, he was the BBC's »New Generation Artist«, and he has also been a member of the ensemble at the Hanover State Opera since 2019. Now the singer with the »honey-coloured baritone« (The Times) makes his Elbphilharmonie debut at the »Rising Stars« festival in the shape of an atmospheric Lieder recital.

The motto »From the Distant Beloved« refers to the classic constellation of unhappy love that has always supplied the best material for great art, and especially for great Lieder. A good example is Beethoven's mystery-shrouded cycle »An die ferne Geliebte« (To the Distant Beloved). Another highlight tonight is the premiere of a new work contributed by British composer Judith Bingham.


James Newby baritone

Joseph Middleton piano


»From the Distant Beloved«

Benjamin Britten
I Wonder as I Wander
There’s None to Soothe / aus: English Folksongs, Band 3

Ludwig van Beethoven
An die ferne Geliebte op. 98

Judith Bingham
Casanova in Lockdown / Kompositionsauftrag von Sage Gateshead und European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) / Kompositionsauftrag von Barbican und European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO)

Franz Schubert
Der Wanderer D 493
Auf der Donau D 553
Auf der Bruck D 853
Abendstern D 806

Benjamin Britten
At the Mid Hour of Night / aus: Irish Folk Songs, Band 4
The Last Rose of Summer / aus: Irish Folksongs IV/9

Duration approx. 60 Min.


Rising Stars Digital

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Nominated by Barbican Centre London
In cooperation with ECHO – European Concert Hall Organisation
With support by M.M.Warburg & CO