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Peter Eötvös
Peter Eötvös © Marco Borggreve
Peter Schöne
Peter Schöne © Gisela Schenker
Camilla Nylund
Camilla Nylund © Anna S.

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal
Fri, 17 Nov 2017   20:00

Das Floß der Medusa / The Raft of the Medusa

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Amidst all the other political turbulence of 1968, Hamburg experienced a serious musical scandal on 9 December: Hans Werner Henze was to give the first performance of his new oratorio »Das Floß der Medusa« (The Raft of the Medusa) in Hall B of the Planten un Blomen gardens. The work was dedicated to the revolutionary Che Guevara, who had been shot dead the year before, and the plot was based on a true event from the year 1816, when the French frigate »Medusa« ran aground and its officers escaped in the lifeboats, leaving the crew of 150 to fend for itself on an improvised raft: only 15 men survived. A typical class-conscious Henze story. But the performance dissolved in disaster.

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Performers

SWR Symphonieorchester

SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart

WDR Rundfunkchor

Freiburger Domsingknaben

Camilla Nylund soprano

Peter Schöne baritone

Peter Stein narrator

conductor Peter Eötvös

Programme

Prolog
Lesung aus Elfriede Jelineks Werk »Die Schutzbefohlenen« (2013/2015)

Hans Werner Henze
Das Floß der Medusa / Oratorio volgare e militare in due parti

Estimated end time: 21:45

Promoter: HamburgMusik gGmbH

In cooperation with SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart. Supported by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V. and Stiftung Elbphilharmonie.

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Lecture-Performance / »The Raft of the Medusa«

The day before the concert of Henze’s »The Raft of the Medusa«, a string quartet formed of members from the SWR Symphonieorchester invites the public to a lecture-performance: the musicians trace the experiences of escape and pursuit through music by Béla Bartók and Emil František Burian and texts written by refugees.

Grand Hall

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:00 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal

Pre-Concert Talk

Learn more about the history and background of the evening’s music programme at the pre-concert talk (in German).

Plaza

Enjoy the View

Plaza

Between the old Kaispeicher and the new glass structure is the Plaza, a public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie. Tickets for concerts in the Grand and Recital Halls include a visit to the Plaza two hours before the start of the concert or event; all other visitors require a Plaza ticket.

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Elbphilharmonie / Foyer Großer Saal

A Diverse Cuisine

Food & Drink

A total of six bars in the Grand Hall and Recital Hall foyers offer concertgoers a varied cuisine before the start of events and in the intervals. Restaurants, cafés, delis and further bars await visitors in the »Störtebeker Elbphilharmonie« and in »The Westin Hamburg« Hotel.

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Peter Eötvös

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Elfriede Jelinek

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Die Winterwanderin

Das oftmals skandalisierte Werk der Schriftstellerin Elfriede Jelinek ist ohne die Musik nicht denkbar.

Jean-Louis Théodore Géricault: La Balsa de la Medusa (Museo del Louvre)

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Scandal of the 60s: The Raft of the Medusa

Hans Werner Henze’s revolutionary oratorio will be performed at the Elbphilharmonie on 17 November.

Peter Eötvös

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Location

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Großer Saal

Heart of the Elbphilharmonie: the Grand Hall seats 2,000 guests in the »vineyard« style. The stage for artists and orchestras is situated at the centre of the concert hall and is surrounded by terraced seating.

  • Finding Your Seat

    All visitors enter the building via the main entrance. Admission takes place in the entrance foyer and is by concert ticket only. The »Tube«, an 82-metre-long, curved escalator, leads visitors up to the Plaza following admission.

    From the Plaza, access to the concert foyers is via stairs and lifts. The main cloakroom is situated on the 11th floor and the hall entrances are on floors 12, 13, 15 and 16. Please follow signs to the area in which your designated seat is located, as indicated on your ticket.

  • Seat Preview

    Are you curious to find out what kind of view of the stage different seats have? To help select your favourite seat, use your mouse to activate the representative seat views.

  • Getting Here

    Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
    Platz der Deutschen Einheit
    20457 Hamburg

    The Elbphilharmonie can be easily reached by bus, underground, bicycle and ferry.

    Underground line U3: Baumwall (approx. 450 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
    Underground line U4: Überseequartier (approx. 950 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
    Bus 111: Am Kaiserkai (Elbphilharmonie) (approx. 150 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

    City bicycle (Stadtrad) stations: Am Baumwall and Am Kaiserkai / Großer Grasbrook
    There are sufficient bicycle stands available in front of the Elbphilharmonie.

    Ferry 72 (from Landungsbrücken pier): »Elbphilharmonie« pier

  • Parking

    There is limited parking available in the Elbphilharmonie and the HafenCity.

    Multistorey carpark »Speicherstadt«: Am Sandtorkai 6, 20457 Hamburg (722 parking spaces, approx. 750 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

    Überseequartier underground carpark: Überseeallee 3, 20457 Hamburg (420 parking spaces, approx. 850 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

    »Elbphilharmonie« multistorey carpark (open 24 hours a day, 433 parking spaces):
    Parking charge per hour: €4.00
    Please note that visitors to the Elbphilharmonie should use the entrance marked »Elbphilharmonie«. The entrance »Elbphilharmonie Hotel« is reserved for »The Westin Hamburg« hotel guests and the charge is €5.00 per hour.

  • Accessibility

    All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. More information at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/accessibility.

  • Arrival Time

    The Elbphilharmonie is a special building situated in a special place. Allow for plenty of time for getting to the Elbphilharmonie and the way to the concert area. We suggest first-time Elbphilharmonie visitors arrive at the main entrance 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event. Please note that it may not be possible to accommodate latecomers.

    Concert tickets for the Grand and Recital Halls authorise a visit to the Plaza from two hours before the start of the concert or event. Visitors to the Kaistudios require a separate Plaza ticket to visit the Plaza.

    The foyers of the Grand and Recital Halls open their doors 90 minutes before the start of the concert or event. The bars in each foyer open simultaneously.

    Admission into the halls begins 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event.

  • Smoking Ban

    Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire premises of the Elbphilharmonie.

  • Photography and Video Recordings

    Photography is permitted at the Elbphilharmonie for private purposes only. Please respect the privacy of other visitors and help ensure an undisturbed concert experience for all guests and artists. Employees and artists may not be photographed.

    Photography, audio or video recordings of concerts and events are strictly prohibited.

    Event-related video recordings or photographs for editorial or commercial purposes must be authorised by the Press Office of the Elbphilharmonie.


Grand Hall
Elbphilharmonie Großer Saal © Michael Zapf

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