Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Lang Lang / Christian Thielemann

Ravel / Debussy – Hamburg International Music Festival

Sold out 41.10 | 132.20 | 177.20 | 211 | 251.50 Remaining tickets occasionally available at box office
Sold out 41.10 | 132.20 | 177.20 | 211 | 251.50 Remaining tickets occasionally available at box office
Lang Lang
Lang Lang © Olaf Heine
Christian Thielemann
Christian Thielemann © Matthias Creutziger

Music of farewell

Excitement is guaranteed when Christian Thielemann makes one of his rare excursions into the French repertoire and brings his musical aesthetics, trained in the music of Wagner, Strauss and Bruckner, to bear on the colourful tone poems of Debussy and Ravel. With the end of his tenure as principal conductor of the Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden he adds a personal note of melancholy to »La valse«, Ravel’s farewell to Europe as he knew it in the aftermath of the First World War: Thielemann is saying goodbye to twelve impressive years in which he wrote orchestral history. The Dresden-based musicians have often shared the concert platform with world star Lang Lang in this time, as they do tonight at the Elbphilharmonie. Lang Lang’s sensitive touch and impeccable virtuosity make him the perfect soloist for the Ravel Piano Concerto.


Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Lang Lang piano

conductor Christian Thielemann


Maurice Ravel
Ma mère l’oye (ballet version)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major

– Interval –

Claude Debussy
Ibéria / from: Images for Orchestra No. 2

Maurice Ravel
La valse / Poème chorégraphique for orchestra


International Orchestras


Hamburg International Music Festival

Promoter: Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette / HamburgMusik

During your visit

Elbphilharmonie Plaza

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

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Food and Drink

Before the concert and in the interval

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Coughing, clapping, chatting

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