Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Heinz Karl Gruber

Elbphilharmonie Summer

This concert has already taken place! € 68.00 | 57.00 | 41.00 | 20.00 | 10.00
This concert has already taken place! € 68.00 | 57.00 | 41.00 | 20.00 | 10.00

Heinz Karl Gruber, known simply as HK Gruber, is a true Viennese original and a musical all-rounder. After training with the famous boys’ choir Wiener Sängerknaben, he studied the horn, the double bass and composition. Parallel to his work playing the double bass in an orchestra, he began to conduct and compose in the 1960s. In his compositions, he set out to consistently break down the boundaries between classical music, jazz and the chanson.

»Manhattan Broadcasts« recalls the golden era of swing music. Here Gruber adds a drum kit, bongo drums and a solo jazz guitar to the chamber orchestra without further ado. In »Frankenstein!!« he even appears on stage as a chansonnier, mixing snippets of light music with ironically treated clichés from the Romantic repertoire.

This out-of-the-ordinary programme is rounded off with the Second Symphony by Kurt Weill, who became a household name in the early 20th century mainly through his cooperation with  Bertolt Brecht: he wrote the score for Brecht’s »Dreigroschenoper«


Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Heinz Karl Gruber chansonnier and conductor


Heinz Karl Gruber
Manhattan Broadcasts for light orchestra

Kurt Weill
Sinfonie Nr. 2

- Interval -

Heinz Karl Gruber
Frankenstein!! / Ein Pandämonium für Chansonnier und Orchester

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Elbphilharmonie Summer

Concert Broadcast

The concert will be broadcast live on www.elbphilharmonie.com and on the forecourt as part of Elbphilharmonie Concert Cinema.

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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