Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg / Kent Nagano
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Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg / Kent Nagano
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The 2023 Hamburg International Music Festival has love as its motto. General music director Kent Nagano and the Philharmonic State Orchestra open the festival with Beethoven’s Eighth, a masterpiece of musical humour and, by the composer’s standards, an unusually quiet score. While he was working on it, Beethoven wrote a wonderful love letter to a woman whose identity remains a mystery: »Even in bed, my ideas rush to you, my immortal beloved. Indeed, I have decided to wander around in distant places until I can fly into your arms again.« So this is what Beethoven sounded like when he was in love! After the interval, we hear a work for cello, youth choir and orchestra commissioned by the Philharmonic State Orchestra from American composer Sean Shepherd, the text of which was written by the Hamburg writer and poet Ulla Hahn.

PERFORMERS

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg orchestra

Audi Jugendchorakademie choir

Alsterspatzen choir

Solisten des Dresdner Kreuzchores

The Young ClassX Chöre choir ensemble

Jan Vogler violoncello

Kent Nagano conductor

PROGRAM

Johannes Brahms
Schicksalslied für Chor und Orchester op. 54

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sinfonie Nr. 8 F-Dur op. 93

Sean Shepherd
On a Clear Day

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The Grand Hall

Deep inside the building is the heart of the Elbphilharmonie: the large concert hall seats approx. 2100 guests.

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