Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal

CANCELLED: James Newby

The programme for this event has had to be changed as a result of the coronavirus situation

Concerts at the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle are currently subject to coronavirus-related restrictions. This event is therefore going ahead with an amended programme and reduced seating capacity. There will be two concerts on 20 January 2021 at 18:45 and 20:45. Go to replacement concerts

The concert was part of the subscription »Rising Stars«. We will be in touch directly with subscribers to notify them of all alternative options.

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. This applies to Beethoven's mystery-shrouded cycle »An die ferne Geliebte« (To the Distant Beloved) as much as to Romantic composer Gustav Mahler, who set the traditional verse collection »Des Knaben Wunderhorn« to the most beautiful music. 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 III/2

Ludwig van Beethoven
Maigesang op. 52/4
Adelaide op. 46
An die ferne Geliebte op. 98

Gustav Mahler
Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz / aus: Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Revelge / aus: Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Urlicht / aus: Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Judith Bingham
Casanova in Lockdown / 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 Folksongs IV/5
The Last Rose of Summer / aus: Irish Folksongs IV/9

CANCELLED: Vorgestellt – Das Künstlergespräch mit James Newby und Dorothee Kalbhenn
18:30 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kleiner Saal

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Nominiert von Barbican Centre London

In Kooperation mit ECHO - European Concert Hall Organisation

Mit Unterstützung der M.M.Warburg & CO