Haydn: The Creation / Alan Gilbert

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra – Opening Concert Hamburg International Music Festival

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Alan Gilbert
Alan Gilbert © Peter Hundert
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra © Nikolaj Lund

On the pulse of the times

The Hamburg International Music Festival 2022 has »Nature« as its motto – placing its finger firmly on the pulse of the times. On the one hand, the coronavirus pandemic created a new awareness for exercise outside, for enjoying fresh air free of infection and the countryside. While on the other, nature has never been under such threat. Humanity has been exploiting the planet for hundreds of years, and the climate change is the catastrophic result. Joseph Haydn’s pathbreaking oratorio »Die Schöpfung« (The Creation) of 1798 takes a paradigmatic look at nature: hardly any other piece of music expresses such obvious and detailed joy at our natural surroundings. And at the same time, hardly any other work shows how times have changed in the last two centuries.


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

NDR Vokalensemble

WDR Rundfunkchor

Christina Landshamer soprano

Benjamin Hulett tenor

Benjamin Appl baritone

conductor Alan Gilbert


Joseph Haydn
Die Schöpfung / Oratorium für Soli, Chor und Orchester Hob. XXI:2

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)

19:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

Estimated end time


Supporting programme

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 23:00
Studio Drift: Breaking Waves, Elbphilharmonie


Hamburg International Music Festival

Promoter: HamburgMusik / NDR

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Haydn: The Creation
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Video on demand from 29 Apr 2022 : Haydn: The Creation

The opening concert of the Hamburg International Music Festival with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra under Alan Gilbert as a live stream from the Elbphilharmonie.

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Elbphilharmonie Plaza

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

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