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
Geir Lysne has been bandleader of the NDR Bigband since 2016. He has evolved his own individual view of contemporary big-band music, not only as a conductor, but also as a composer and arranger. His arrangements of music by Grieg, Penderecki or Telemann are unique: using quotations, phrases and other musical parameters, he has created a completely new kind of big-band music that lies between classical and jazz, between improvisation and composition. This will be his approach to Stravinsky as well, whose love of jazz is well-documented.