Fire bear

Sun 3 October 2021

11 am

Großer Saal

Special concert

Benefit concert for the ›EinTopf – solidarity fund for creative artists‹ initiative

25 € | reduced 10 €
25 € | reduced 10 €
25 € | reduced 10 €

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Tickets can only be booked in person or by telephone with the KulturKarte.

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Fire bear
Sun 3. October 2021 / 11 am / Großer Saal

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Fire bear
Sun 3. October 2021 / 11 am / 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
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Gottfried von Einem likes to call himself a »Fire bear« – a bear with an inner fire who needs to keep jumping into an ocean of sound. His music does not fit into any particular category; it is his music – and nothing else. Von Einem is someone who doesn't mind riling people and stays true to his convictions.

Richard Strauss was 78 when he composed his second horn concerto. He had written his first for his father 60 years earlier. He had long since completed his tone poems and operas which had scored a success. Now, Strauss could just be himself and no longer needed to prove anything to anyone. Thus, the concert casts a spell with its nostalgic beauty and lyrical introspection.

The year that Tchaikovsky wrote his fourth symphony was one of crisis. He was unable to follow his own, personal path. He tried to hide his homosexuality all his life and was terrified he would be found out. Thus, the fourth symphony is a truly psychological drama – the pain of a rebellious soul put to music.


Gottfried von Einem
Capriccio op. 2

Richard Strauss
Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36


Karsten Hoffmann
Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
Patrick Hahn

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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.