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Laeiszhalle Hamburg Großer Saal
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:00
Herman van Veen
»Fallen oder Springen« / »Fall or Jump« Tour 2016
On 19 May 1974 a universal entertainer from Holland appeared for the first time in the Cologne recording studio of WDR (West German Radio). He was hardly known at all in Germany and spoke next to no German – but he could sing like a young god. Herman van Veen embarks on a new tour of Germany 42 years later, his eleventh to date, entitled »Fallen oder Springen« (Fall or Jump). He says himself: »This motto suits my age perfectly. It has been and will always remain the most important decision of my life, whether I let myself fall, or actively jump«.
At the age of 70 he feels that he has »arrived in the winter of his life«, but he is still full of energy and regularly gives more than 100 concerts a year. And Herman van Veen is still unique in his genre. The creativity of this singer, songwriter, violinist, clown, cabaret artist, composer, poet and painter is literally inexhaustible. With gentle sounds and witty, cryptic and crazy words he has been delighting audiences for decades now in Holland, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Africa.
Herman van Veen chansonnier
Rikkert van Huisstede clarinet
Jannemien Cnossen violin
Saskia Egtberts violin
Edith Leerkes guitar
Robin Scherpen guitar
Dave Wismeijer double bass
Julian du Perron drums
Promoter: Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion GmbH
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