Elbphilharmonie Großer Saal

CANCELLED: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester / Steven Isserlis / Juraj Valčuha

This concert has already taken place! € 82.00 | 71.00 | 49.00 | 29.00 | 15.00
This concert has already taken place! € 82.00 | 71.00 | 49.00 | 29.00 | 15.00

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. 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

Cello fans have had to wait a long time for this: Steven Isserlis, one of the world's most sought-after cello virtuosi, returns to the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra to play the Cello Concerto No. 2 by Dmitri Kabalevsky, whose music used to be performed much more often in the Soviet Union than it is today. Unjustly so, as this dramatic and emotionally gripping score from 1964 shows.

Conductor Juraj Valčuha, a popular guest of several seasons' standing in Hamburg, frames the Kabalevsky with two other exciting works. The evening comes to an end with Rachmaninov's third and final symphony – a wonderfully nostalgic pièce de résistance from the Late Romantic era. »Music should represent all the composer's experiences«, thus Rachmaninov himself. »Time may change musical techniques, but it can never change music's mission.«

This also applies, and very much so, to a composition that is among the many premieres given by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in its 75-year history: with György Ligeti's »Apparitions«, the orchestra appeared under the baton of Ernest Bour at the 34th World Music Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music in Cologne in 1960. And the incredibly intense and noisy score immediately provoked a huge scandal.


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

conductor Juraj Valčuha

Jean-Guihen Queyras violoncello

Steven Isserlis violoncello


György Ligeti

Dmitri Kabalewski
Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester Nr. 2 c-Moll op. 77

Sergej Rachmaninow
Sinfonie Nr. 3 a-Moll op. 44

Dmitri Schostakowitsch
Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester Nr. 1 Es-Dur op. 107
Sinfonie Nr. 9 Es-Dur op. 70

CANCELLED: Einführung
19:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal


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