Wed, 13 Feb 2019

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Pekka Kuusisto directs the Deutsche Kamerphilharmonie Bremen with an introspective programme with works from the Renaissance to Bridge and Britten.

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019

Rumi – Silence is the Language of God

Love is the most powerful force in the universe – Persian Sufi mystic Rumi already knew this over 800 years ago. Jazz composer Christophe Schweizer has set Rumi’s most beautiful poems to music for vocalist and ensemble.

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Thu, 7 Feb 2019

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra / Ingo Metzmacher

Hopeful songs of praise to God meet music of war: Messiaen’s »Trois petites liturgies« and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 are like light and shadow.

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Sun, 3 Feb 2019

Lux aeterna Opening Concert 2019

With music, song and dance, the dancing dervishes of Damascus whirl themselves into a trance in order to get closer to God. Noureddine Khourchid brings the age-old spiritual tradition of the Islamic Sufi mystics to Hamburg for the festival opening.

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Wed, 6 Feb 2019

Family Prayers with J.S. Bach

For this Baroque song recital, two of the most in demand singers of the present day present arias and lieder by Bach, which he composed for his wife Anna Magdalena.

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Mon, 11 Feb 2019

Spiritual Music from Algeria

Having grown up in a rugged mountain region of Algeria, Houria Aïchi encountered the sacred chants of the local people at an early age. Today she displays respect for the centuries-old traditions, but also takes an observant look at the future.

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Thu, 14 Feb 2019

»Cosmos«

French pianist Shani Diluka demonstrates the concrete musical parallels between Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and traditional Indian ragas.

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Mon, 18 Feb 2019

»Twenty Contemplations on the Infant Jesus«

In occupied Paris in 1944, the devoutly religious Messiaen wrote musical meditations on the infant Jesus, which illuminate the power of love and faith. Steven Osborne offers concertgoers the rare chance to hear this celestial creation in its entirety.

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019

Duo Naqsh

In their intimate dialogues, Iranian Duo Naqsh carefully blend Persian keys, ornaments and rhythms with contemporary chamber music and jazz sounds.

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Thu, 21 Feb 2019

Georg Friedrich Haas: in vain

Micro- and overtones imperceptibly slide into each other and surprise the listener; parts of the piece are performed in total darkness: Ensemble Modern invites you to this unique concert experience in the Elbphilharmonie Recital Hall.

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Sat, 23 Feb 2019

Scharoun Ensemble Berlin

Founded by members of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Scharoun Ensemble is regarded as one of the present day’s top ensembles. It performs new works by Mark Andre and Elbphilharmonie Artist in Residence George Benjamin at the »Lux aeterna« festival.

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A Music Festival for the Soul

The fourth edition of the »music festival for the soul«, which is held in the city’s brightly lit concert halls and churches, takes place in February 2019. Over the course of three weeks, audiences are treated to music that will help them escape the greyness of a Hamburg winter: for the French composer Olivier Messiaen, music was a portal to another, transcendental sphere. This philosophy makes the composer the ideal figurehead for the Elbphilharmonie’s »Lux aeterna« festival.

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