Programme: Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal

10th Symphony concert: Seduction

Mon 5 June 2023

8 pm

Großer Saal

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10th Symphony concert: Seduction
Mon 5. June 2023 / 8 pm / Großer Saal

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10th Symphony concert: Seduction
Mon 5. June 2023 / 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
Soprano Marlis Petersen received her fourth(!) award as “Singer of the Year” 2020 among others for her interpretation of Salome at the Theater an der Wien. And it is this role which she will be performing for our delectation at the 10th Symphony concert. With Salome’s “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Richard Strauss’ opera Salome, the orchestra provides the prelude to her ecstatic final aria. In Alban Berg’s “Seven Early Songs”, Marlis Petersen alternates between Romantic and atonal sounds while performing seven poems by poets ranging from Theodor Storm to Rainer Maria Rilke set to music.
All the works in this programme date from the first decade of the 20th century, including Florent Schmitt’s symphonic poem “La Tragédie de Salomé”. The similarity to Igor Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps”, which premiered just two weeks earlier in 1913 at the Champs-Élysées theatre in Paris, is unmistakable. Stravinsky was certainly impressed by the work as he told Florent Schmitt in a letter dated 23 February 1912: “God, how fine it is! It is one of the greatest masterpieces of modern music”.


Alban Berg
“Seven Early Songs“ for soprano and orchestra

Anton Webern
“Dance of the Seven Veils” and final aria from the opera “Salome”

Gustav Mahler
“La Tragédie de Salomé”, op. 50


Marlis Petersen
Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
Patrick Hahn

Introduction to the concert

Professor Lutz-Werner Hesse provides an insight into the compositions and the creative work of the composer, as well as an overview of the historical context and background in a half-hourly concert introduction on the Mondays of symphony concerts performed by the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra. Soloists or the conductor share interesting facts about the concert programme in dialogue with the audience.

Professor Lutz-Werner Hesse is a composer and the managing director of the Wuppertal department of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.

Tickets for symphony concerts on Monday evenings include entrance to these concert introductions at 7.00 pm free of charge. (Please note, spaces are limited.)

The venue for the talk is signposted in the foyer.


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.