Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal

CANCELLED: Über Liebe und Hass

This concert has already taken place! € 57.00 | 52.00 | 36.00 | 17.00 | 10.00
This concert has already taken place! € 57.00 | 52.00 | 36.00 | 17.00 | 10.00

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 credo is »to bring love where hate reigns«. And with her oratorio »Über Liebe und Hass« (On Love and Hatred), which was premiered in 2016, she has honoured that credo in style. Based on a poem by Francis of Assisi, the work represents her spiritual response to the growing peacelessness in the world of today, a warning of the downfall of our civilisation. The composition is a colossal choral symphony for four solo singers, two choirs and orchestra, one that is regarded – thanks to its theological construction and the existential power of its assertions – as the composer’s summum opus. The Symphoniker Hamburg, conducted by Peter Tilling, brings the Gubaidulina spotlight at the »Hamburg International Music Festival« to a close with this impressive work.


Symphoniker Hamburg

Staatschor Latvija

Rachel Nicholls soprano

Michael König tenor

Christian Miedl baritone

Franz-Josef Selig bass

Einstudierung Māris Sirmais

direction Peter Tilling


Sofia Gubaidulina
Über Liebe und Hass für Sopran, Tenor, Bariton, zwei Chöre und Orchester / Fassung in 15 Sätzen / Deutsche Erstaufführung

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CANCELLED: Hamburg International Music Festival

Promoter: HamburgMusik