The Russian soul

Sun 13 January 2019

6 pm

Großer Saal

Symphony concert of the “djoNRW”

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Abendkasse ab 17.00 Uhr

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Musikhaus Landsiedel-Becker
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Wuppertal Touristik

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The Russian soul
Sun 13. January 2019 / 6 pm / Großer Saal
Musikhaus Landsiedel-Becker
(ADticket, Wuppertal-live)
Höhne / Ecke Werther Hof
42275 Wuppertal
Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In the school holidays lunch break from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tel. +49 202 592157
Fax +49 202 596730
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Armin-T.-Wegner-Platz 5
42103 Wuppertal
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Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Wuppertal Touristik Kirchstraße 16
42103 Wuppertal
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In this concert, the ensemble “Das junge orchester NRW” presents a varied programme under the baton of Ernst Reihl. Together with Katharina Kang as soloist, they will perform the first violin concert by Dmitri Shostakovich, a work full of contrast, which is considered to be one of his most successful works.
The ensemble will also perform two adaptations of Byron’s poem, “Manfred”. In the poem, written in 1816, Byron describes the antihero so typical of the Romantic period, who defies the laws of religious belief and decides to commit his dying soul neither to Heaven or to Hell. This character inspired Robert Schumann to put the poem to music under the title “Manfred: Dramatic Poem with Music in Three Parts”. After some initial hesitation, Tchaikovsky, who knew both the story and Schumann’s adaptation, wrote a programmatic symphony based on the subject. Both composers manage in an impressive way to represent the emotional battle of the protagonist who reaches his decision when faced with death.


Robert Schumann
Manfred Overture, op. 115

Dmitri Shostakovich
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, op. 77

Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Manfred Symphony, op. 58


Kathy Kang
das junge orchester NRW
Ingo Ernst Reihl


Verein zur Förderung des jungen orchesters NRW e.V.

Annastraße 59
45130 Essen

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Worth Knowing For Your Visit

  • Performance Venue Grosser Saal

    The event is taking place in the Großer Saal, the heart of the Historische Stadthalle. Its famous acoustics, spectacular sense of space under a ceiling that is 17 metres high, its décor and galleries take one’s breath away time and again.


The Historische Stadthalle is located in the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia and lies in the centre of Wuppertal-Elberfeld. We are easily reached by public transport. The ICE train station and local bus stops are in the immediate vicinity.

This is where you will find detailed directions.

Parking Flat Day Rate

Make use of our flat day rate for parking. It only costs 4 Euros. One useful tip: you can pay at the pay stations in the multi-storey car park itself or in the stairwell either when you return to your vehicle or in advance of attending events. That will save you time waiting at the pay stations after the end of events.


It goes without saying that the Historische Stadthalle is equipped to provide access for disabled people.

Wheelchair ramps and lifts (with announcement) will provide you with easy access to all rooms.

Parking spaces for disabled people are available both in the multi-storey car park and in the Südstrasse car park.

Toilets for disabled people can be found on the ground floor (to the right of the main entrance) at the eastern end of the foyer. They are clearly signposted.

A wheelchair is available in the building.

An unlimited number of wheelchair places is available in the Großer Saal.

An induction loop for the hearing-impaired is also available in the Großer Saal. It allows people with hearing aids to receive music and verbal presentations wirelessly via their own hearing aid.

Our concierge, foyer team and culinaria staff are happy to help should you need assistance at any time.

Service Point

Just come to our Service Point before a concert or event. You can find it in the foyer on the far left of the main entrance next to the cloak room.

  • You can buy programmes here.
  • You can rent special seats for children here for a deposit of 10 euros. This means that junior concert goers can see what's going on without problems. The Service-Point will return the deposit to you when you give back the seat.
  • You can book cheap shared taxis here for 9 Euros per person. For many concerts and events taking place in the Großer Saal, we offer you a convenient collective taxi service. Before concerts, between 7 pm and 8 pm and during the interval, you can book your trip home at the collective taxi desk in the Wandelhalle (Foyer). After the concert, the collective taxi desk will direct you to „your“ driver, who will take no more than four passengers to their homes in comfort.

Fair Play

If you happen to be late for a concert, you won’t have to miss out on it completely. In such cases, staff from the foyer team are there to assist you. They will ensure that you can get into the room without disturbing the other guests and the performers.


Before the start of the event and in the intervals, Culinaria Catering provides refreshments at the bar.
The “Rossini Restaurant” on the lower ground floor is open after events in the Großer Saal (as well as two hours before events that begin in the Großer Saal at 7.30 or 8 pm). Reservations are advisable under Tel: +49 202 870565-0.