Charity Concert for Ukraine

with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, the Ensemble Resonanz and the NDR Vokalensemble

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Elbphilharmonie © Sebastian Madej
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra © Nikolaj Lund
Ensemble Resonanz
Ensemble Resonanz © Tobias Schult
NDR Vokalensemble
NDR Vokalensemble © Peter Hundert
Sakari Oramo
Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega

Prayer for peace

On 11 and 12 April, two fundraising concerts for Ukraine will take place in the Elbphilharmonie – to set a powerful symbol for peace and democracy and to actively support the people of this war-torn country. All the artists are waiving their fees and the Stiftung Elbphilharmonie is footing the organisational costs – 100 per cent of the ticket receipts will be going to the »Aktion Deutschland Hilft« charity. Tickets for the concerts count as a tax-deductible donation confirmation.

In the second concert, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz and the NDR Vokalensemble perform a joint programme. The first piece is performed in memory of the Ukrainian composer Hanna Havrylets, who died on 27 February 2022 – three days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. Her a-cappella choral work quotes one of the seven last words of Jesus Christ: »My God, why hast thou forsaken me?« The viola then strikes up an instrumental lament in Benjamin Britten’s »Lachrymae«. In that work, Britten borrows from the great English composer of melancholy songs John Dowland. After a musical prayer for peace by the Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks, the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov, who wrote his »Prayer for Ukraine« in 2014 after the bloody repression of demonstrations on Maidan Square in Kiev, will speak. On this evening, however, hope has the last word – in the form of Robert Schumann’s life-affirming »Spring Symphony«.

Donations can also be made directly to the joint donations account of »Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft« and »Aktion Deutschland Hilft«:
Recipient: »Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft« and »Aktion Deutschland Hilft«
IBAN: DE53 200 400 600 200 400 600
Bank: Commerzbank
Keyword: Elbphilharmonie/Nothilfe Ukraine


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

conductor Sakari Oramo

Ensemble Resonanz

Adrien La Marca viola

NDR Vokalensemble

conductor Zoltán Pad


Hanna Havrylets
Mein Gott warum hast Du mich verlassen? / für Chor a cappella

Benjamin Britten
Lachrymae / Reflections on a Song of Dowland für Viola und Streichorchester op. 48a

Pēteris Vasks
Dona nobis pacem

– Interval –

Valentin Sylvestrov
Prayer for Ukraine

Robert Schumann
Sinfonie Nr. 1 B-Dur op. 38 »Frühlingssinfonie«

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Easter at the Elbphilharmonie

Concert Broadcast

The concert will be broadcast live on NDR Kultur.

Promoter: HamburgMusik / NDR / Ensemble Resonanz

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Elbphilharmonie Plaza

A public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie

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Food and Drink

Before the concert and in the interval

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