50 Years of Passion

Sun 25 October 2020

7 pm - 8.30 pm

Großer Saal

The Landesjugendorchester NRW celebrates its anniversary with a major autumn tour titled “Liberté”

For details of ticket sale and prices, please consult our publications closer to the date.
For details of ticket sale and prices, please consult our publications closer to the date.

Further ticket sales points

50 Years of Passion
Sun 25. October 2020 / 7 pm - 8.30 pm / Großer Saal

Ticket sales points for

50 Years of Passion
Sun 25. October 2020 / 7 pm - 8.30 pm / Großer Saal
KulturKarte Kirchplatz 1
42103 Wuppertal
Mon.-Fri. 10 am to 6 pm
Sat. 10 am to 2 pm
Tel. +49 202 563-7666
The idea of founding a youth orchestra to enable ambitious young people from North Rhine-Westphalia to experience performing as part of a large symphony orchestra was first mooted exactly 50 years ago. Something that today seems quite normal, at the time opened up completely new opportunities. Prizewinners at the regional level of the national music competition for young people, “Jugend musiziert”, came together to form an orchestra of highly talented young musicians, the Landesjugendorchester NRW. To date, more than 3000 young people have played in this orchestra in 226 project phases. The ensemble has become one of the most established youth orchestras in Europe.


Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto (in D major), op. 61 (with a cadenza by Fazil Say, written especially for the Landesjugendorchester NRW)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 E-flat major, op. 55 “Eroica”


Landesjugendorchester Nordhrein-Westfalen
Mira Foron
Sebastian Tewinkel

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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.

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The FAQs for visitors and event organisers should answer questions concerning your visit or event organisation.


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.

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