City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Sat 14 May 2022

8 pm

Großer Saal

stARTfestival of Bayer Kultur

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sat 14. May 2022 / 8 pm / Großer Saal
akzenta ticket Barmen
(ADticket, CTS Eventim)
Unterdörnen 61-63
42283 Wuppertal
Mon.-Sat. 7.30 am to 9 pm Tel. +49 202 596889
akzenta ticket Steinbeck
(ADticket, CTS Eventim)
Tannenbergstr. 58
42103 Wuppertal
Mon.-Sat. 7.30 am to 9 pm Tel. +49 202 37132-26
Köln Ticket Gr0ße Neugasse 2
50667 Köln
Tel. +49 221 2801
Ticket Zentrale
(ADticket, CTS Eventim, Wuppertal-live, Ticketmaster)
Armin-T.-Wegner-Platz 5
42103 Wuppertal
Mon.-Fri. 10 am to 6 pm
Sat. 10 am to 2 pm
! due to Corona: Mon.-Sat. 10 am to 2 pm !
Tel. +49 202 454555
Fax +49 202 2442025

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sat 14. May 2022 / 8 pm / Großer Saal
The third. His shortest. Johannes Brahms is Beethoven’s successor. And yet he developed his very own style of symphony.
The third. Artificial. Rather more chamber music-like than symphonic. The sequence of notes F-A-F in major and minor as the starting point of its four movements. “This is love and it makes the heart soar”, Antonín Dvořák is reported to have said about his friend’s work. And he was not only referring to the well-known melancholic intermezzo in the third movement. It’s an earworm. Just like Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra place it before the Brahms symphony. It is a play of lively melodies based on Ukrainian and Russian folk songs, and in between, a waltz. Extremely fast and still gentle. A true feast of sound and a work of timeless greatness.
This evening’s soloist is Gabriela Montero from Venezuela. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla herself is a classical music superstar. First, university in Graz, followed by theatre in Heidelberg, Bern and Salzburg, and then the call to the world-renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Just like Sir Simon Rattle and Andris Nelsons before her. And all that at the tender age of 29. This is a concert of superlatives. In Wuppertal.


Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 23 in B-flat minor

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 3 in F major, op. 90


Gabriela Montero
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla


Bayer Kultur

Nobelstraße 37
51373 Leverkusen
Tel. +49 214 30-41283

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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.