Kent Nagano & Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg present new season 2016/17 (March 2016)
On 21 March General Music Director Kent Nagano and Orchestra Director Georges Delnon unveiled the season 2016/17 of the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg. The upcoming season is “divided”: the first half takes place in the Laeiszhalle, the second half in the Elbphilharmonie, which will be opened in January 2017.
Among the highlights of the 189th Philharmonic concert season there are three oratorios, conducted by Kent Nagano, all in the Elbphilharmonie: On 13 January 2017 the world premiere of a commissioned work by Jörg Widmann will take place on the occasion of the opening festival of the Elbphilharmonie. In cooperation with the Hamburg State Opera and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Symphony No. 8 by Gustav Mahler will follow on 30 April and 1 May 2017, visualized by the artist rosalie. And in mid-June 2017 Kent Nagano conducts the rarely performed oratorio “Gurre-Lieder” by Arnold Schoenberg.
The Philharmonic Academy launched by Kent Nagano in 2015 will again be on the program before the official start of the season in September 2016: In addition to the violinist Veronika Eberle, the Audi Youth Choir Academy is invited to play chamber music with the Philharmonic orchestra, et al Ligeti’s “Poème symphonique for 100 Metronomes”.
Please find here the orchestra’s brochure for the new season.
Ticket sales for concerts in the Laeiszhalle begin on 30 May 2016, for concerts at the Elbphilharmonie on 20 June 2016.