Programme: Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal

8th Symphony concert: Life’s journey

Sun 2 April 2023

11 am

Großer Saal

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8th Symphony concert: Life’s journey
Sun 2. April 2023 / 11 am / Großer Saal

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8th Symphony concert: Life’s journey
Sun 2. April 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
One has to make a bit of an effort to recall Jean-Féry Rebel, as the music of the multitalented baroque Frenchmen is heard far too seldom. A pupil of Lully, he began as a violinist, and later became a conductor and royal chamber music composer. “Les Éléments” begins with what was for 1737 a pioneering, clusterlike description of “Chaos” that represents the creation of the world.
Ligeti’s “Atmosphères” goes a step further and creates a musical language to circumscribe the world’s status quo. In doing so, the composer dismantles the established structural way of working on motifs and themes, which makes the music appear to float amorphously in space.
With “Ich wandte mich und sah an alles Unrecht“, Zimmermann completed his monumental final work just five days before his suicide in 1970. His “Ecclesiastical Action” all too rarely forms part of the repertoire. Featuring texts taken from the Bible and Dostoyevsky, it is an expression of his despair at humankind’s eternal suffering and, following the creation (Rebel) and continued existence of the world (Ligeti), reaches an impressive culmination in its depiction of the world’s destruction (Zimmermann).


Jean-Féry Rebel
“Les Éléments”

György LiLigeti

Bernd Alois Zimmermann
“Ich wandte mich und sah an alles Unrecht, das geschah unter der Sonne” for two speakers and baritone


Bo Skovhus
Valentin Lewisch
Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
Patrick Hahn

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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.