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Fred HerschTrio
Fred HerschTrio © John Abbott

Laeiszhalle Hamburg Kleiner Saal

Fred Hersch Trio

Jazz Piano

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Fred Hersch, born in 1955, has always been something of an insider tip in the ranks of jazz pianists. Little known to the wider public, the award-winning New Yorker's influence on the next generation of pianists, such as his pupils Brad Mehldau or Jason Moran, cannot be overestimated. Hersch stands for highly individual jazz that pays no heed to genres, a style of jazz where emotions come before virtuosity: sometimes sublime, sometimes sophisticated, sometimes bursting with power, sometimes soft and caressing. Hersch has often been compared to Bill Evans on account of his clear-cut phrasing and his impressionistic style of playing; but his own hand is long since predominant in his music located between jazz, classical, folk and avant-garde. Soulful music, which Fred Hersch presents at the Elbphilharmonie with John Hébert on the double bass and Eric McPherson on drums.

Performers

Fred Hersch Trio

Fred Hersch piano
John Hébert bass
Eric McPherson drums

Programme

Fred Hersch - 10th Anniversary Tour

Estimated end time
22:00

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Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by Stiftung Elbphilharmonie

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Food & Drink

Along with a wide range of food options, a large and changing selection of wines and the perfect delicacies to go with them are on offer before events and during the interval.

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Location

Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Kleiner Saal

Chamber music series, lieder recitals, children's concerts and jazz events seem to be made for the Recital Hall of the Laeiszhalle, which can accommodate up to 640 guests.

  • Entrance

    The entrance of the Recital Hall is located on Gorch-Fock-Wall.

  • Cloakrooms

    Cloakrooms are located in the foyer areas. Baby carriages, wheeled walkers, walking-stick umbrellas, handbags larger than DIN A3 (42 cm x 30 cm) as well as sport bags, backpacks and suitcases must be checked in at the cloakroom. If required, wheeled walkers can be parked in the immediate vicinity of the hall entrances. Our front of house staff is happy to assist you in this regard.

    Cloakroom fee: €1.50

  • Accessibility

    The accessible entrance to the Grand Hall and Brahms Foyer is located on Gorch-Fock-Wall. The Brahms Foyer is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 75 cm in width.

    The accessible entrance to the Recital Hall is located at Dammtorwall 46 (Artists’ Entrance). The Recital Hall is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 68 cm in width.

    Three parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are located at the entrance on Gorch-Fock-Wall. Six parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are available in front of the Artists’ Entrance on Dragonerstall.

    All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. The Grand Hall has space for six wheelchairs, while the Recital Hall has space for four wheelchairs (audience seats can be dismounted to make space for two further wheelchair spaces). Space for wheelchairs in the Brahms Foyer is available. Further information

  • Getting Here

    Laeiszhalle Hamburg
    Johannes-Brahms-Platz
    20355 Hamburg

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

    The nearest stops include:
    Underground line U2: Gänsemarkt / Messehallen
    Underground line U1: Stephansplatz  
    Bus 4, 5, 109, Schnellbus 34, 36: Stephansplatz
    Bus 3, 112, Schnellbus 35, 36: Johannes-Brahms-Platz
    City bicycle (Stadtrad) station: Sievekingplatz / Gorch-Fock-Wall

  • Parking

    Gänsemarkt multistorey car park: Dammtorwall / Welckerstrasse, 20355 Hamburg

    First 30 minutes: €2.00
    First 60 minutes: €4.00
    Rate per further hour or part thereof: €4.00
    Night Rate (18:00–06:00): maximum €11.00
    24-Hour Rate: maximum €30.00

  • Photography and Video Recordings

    Photography is permitted at the Laeiszhalle 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 and Laeiszhalle.

  • Smoking Ban

    Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire premises of the Laeiszhalle.

  • Accessibility

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

  • Arrival Time

    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; for events offering pre-concert talks, admission into the halls begins 60 minutes before the start of the concert.


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