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The Music of Strangers / Dokumentary About Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble


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The power of music overcomes cultural borders and connects people. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma fills this old wisdom with new life, together with his Silk Road Ensemble. Made up of performers and composers from more than 20 countries, the Silk Road Ensemble was formed by Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. He named it after the ancient trade route that connects Europe with Asia. US-American film director Morgan Neville has now made a documentary about this exceptional project. The film will be shown in Hamburg during Yo-Yo Ma’s time as Artist in Residence and during the Opening Festival of the Elbphilharmonie.


»The Music of Strangers« (USA 2015)

Promoter: HamburgMusik



The Abaton Kino opened its doors in 1970 and is located in the immediate vicinity of the University of Hamburg. It is regarded as one of Germany’s first arthouse movie theatres, alongside Bremen’s Cinema Ostertor. Today, the cinema shows mostly current independent films, usually in original language with subtitles, as well as classics, documentaries and thematic series.

  • Getting Here

    Allendeplatz 3 / Ecke Grindelhof
    20146 Hamburg

    Take metro bus 4 or 5 to the stop Rentzelstraße or Grindelhof, then approx. 3 minutes by foot
    Underground line U1 to Hallerstraße, then approx. 8 minutes by foot
    Overground train (S-Bahn) to Dammtor, then two stops with metro bus 4 or 5

  • Parking

    Parking spaces at Binderstraße 34, only 150 m away from Abaton-Kino, can be reserved for €2.00 during the booking process. Further information.

  • Accessibility

    The Abaton-Kino is housed in an old building that is over 100 years old, therefore wheelchair users cannot access the building without assistance. The in-house service team is happy to offer assistance where needed. Toilets are also not wheelchair accessible.

    One wheelchair space is available in the Großes Kino (large screening room) and is located at ground level. Registration by phone is required: +49 40 413 203 20.

    The other two screening rooms are located on the first floor and are not accessible to wheelchair users without assistance.

  • Opening Hours

    Ticket reservations by phone at +49 40 413 203 20:
    Mon–Fri, 15:30–22:00, Sat and Sun, 13:30–22:00

    Box Office:
    Mon–Fri from14:45
    Sat from 12:30
    Sun from 10:30
    The box office closes approx. 15 minutes after the end of the last screening

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