Programme: Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal

6th Symphony concert: Ocean liner

Sun 12 February 2023

11 am

Großer Saal

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6th Symphony concert: Ocean liner
Sun 12. February 2023 / 11 am / Großer Saal

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6th Symphony concert: Ocean liner
Sun 12. February 2023 / 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
César Franck’s D minor symphony, today one of his most popular works, was initially left aside for many years after its first performance in 1889 due to lack of understanding. Its sombre nature over long stretches and the unwieldy elements of its thematic writing such as semitone steps once made it difficult for audiences. Today, it is celebrated as the dawn of a new era for its genre precisely because of these elements.
Sergei Rachmaninov’s 3rd Piano Concerto unexpectedly required a trip by ocean liner. This is where the Russian pianist and composer had to practise on a silent keyboard during the long crossing to America. A few weeks later in November 1909, he brought the concerto he had composed specifically for the North American tour to its premiere in New York. Pianist Alexei Volodin, trained at Moscow’s Gnesin Academy, is widely praised for his sensitive touch, which also marks his performance of Rachmaninov’s concerto.


César Franck
Symphony in D minor

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, op. 30


Alexei Volodin
Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
Patrick Hahn

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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.