Song of America: A Celebration of Black Music

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According to a recent resolution issued by the Hamburg Senate, concerts at the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle can resume from 31 May: Information on your concert visit during the coronavirus pandemic


Louise Toppin soprano

Leah Hawkins soprano

Lawrence Brownlee tenor

Thomas Hampson baritone

Howard Watkins piano


Henry Thacker Burleigh
Ethiopia Saluting the Colors

Wilhelm Grosz
Afrika-Songs / Zyklus für Sopran, Bariton und Kammerorchester oder Klavier op. 29 (Auswahl)

Margaret Bonds
The Negro Speaks of Rivers

William Grant Still
Finalduett aus der Oper »Highway One, USA«
Songs of Separation

Peter Ashbourne
Liza / aus: Five Songs für Sopran und Klavier
Nobody’s Business / aus: Five Songs für Sopran und Klavier

Hale Smith
There Is a Balm in Gilead

Florence B. Price
Hold Fast to Dreams

Henry Thacker Burleigh

Robert Owens
Carolina Cabin op. 11/5
Desire op. 13/1

Kurt Weill
Lonely House / aus der Oper »Street Scene«

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Promoter: HamburgMusik

In collaboration with the Hampsong Foundation

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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