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Laeiszhalle Hamburg Großer Saal
Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:00
»Der Kontrabass« / »The Double Bass«
The double bass has a long tradition as a solo instrument in classical music that goes back well into the 18th century. Composer and double-bass player Giovanni Bottesini, to name but one example, wrote a whole series of rewarding solo and chamber works for his instrument. The Rácz family has produced three generations of double-bass virtuosos. When he is not playing as a soloist, Ödön Rácz wields his bow as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Ödön Rácz double bass
Gustav Frielinghaus violin and musical direction
Johannes Merz moderation
Sinfonie Es-Dur Hob. I/43 »Merkur«
Serenade für Kammerorchester op. 52
Konzert für Kontrabass und Orchester Nr. 2 h-Moll
Grand Duo concertant für Violine, Kontrabass und Orchester
Auszüge aus Patrick Süskinds Drama »Der Kontrabass«
19:15 / Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Brahms-Foyer
Promoter: Hamburger Camerata
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.More about Food & Drink
Since 1908, the Laeiszhalle has been a meeting place for Hamburg's musical life. The neo-baroque Laeiszhalle Grand Hall accommodates over 2,000 guests.
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
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
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
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 is prohibited throughout the entire premises of the Laeiszhalle.
All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. More information at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/accessibility.
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.