The future is now

Mon 20 September 2021

8 pm

Großer Saal

1st symphony concert

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The future is now
Mon 20. September 2021 / 8 pm / Großer Saal

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The future is now
Mon 20. September 2021 / 8 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
Einojuhani Rautavaara returned to the start of his life as it was drawing to a close: ›In the Beginning‹ was the last work to be completed by the Finnish composer who died in 2016. The interwoven music of the strings resembles a mystic search in infinity. A work that surpasses itself. It is the beginning of a new era – the first symphony concert of the new General Musical Director Patrick Hahn.

Initially, Ernest Bloch wanted to write a vocal work using texts of King Solomon. He finally decided to use the lyrical eloquence of the cello to proclaim the words of Solomon in this large-scale rhapsody. It is a highly expressive colourful work with an oriental flavour.

Anton Bruckner, who was often ridiculed as a man from the provinces, celebrated his first real success with his fourth symphony. The romantic, wistful horn motif at the start of the symphony is unforgettable.


Einojuhani Rautavaara
›In the Beginning‹

Ernest Bloch
›Schelomo‹ Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 4 in E flat major ›Romantic‹


Alban Gerhardt
Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
Patrick Hahn


Wuppertaler Bühnen und Sinfonieorchester GmbH

Kurt-Drees-Str. 4
42283 Wuppertal

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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 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.