10th Symphony concert: The Ring Without Words

Mon 17 June 2024

8 pm

Großer Saal

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10th Symphony concert: The Ring Without Words
Mon 17. June 2024 / 8 pm / Großer Saal

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10th Symphony concert: The Ring Without Words
Mon 17. June 2024 / 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
He has “grown to like Wagner,” Patrick Hahn says. This may be the result of conducting “Tannhäuser” at the Wuppertal Opera and a concertante “Valkyrie” last season. “Tristan and Isolde” is also waiting in the wings. With a running time of four hours, it is one of the longest operas of all time. The complete four-part “Ring of the Nibelung” in fact has a total playing time of almost 15 hours. “The Ring Without Words”, arranged for orchestra by the conductor Lorin Maazel, is significantly shorter without losing any of the musical heft for lack of solo vocalists.
The combination with Mozart’s legendary last symphony, the Symphony No. 41 in C major, may initially appear a surprising choice, but “the Jupiter Symphony has at least as much power and expressiveness,” Patrick Hahn believes. “With a much smaller ensemble, Mozart creates a cosmos of sound that is in no way inferior to Wagner’s gigantic cast.”


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 41 in C major, K 551 “Jupiter“

Richard Wagner / Lorin Maazel
The Ring Without Words


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.

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Wuppertaler Bühnen und Sinfonieorchester GmbH

Kurt-Drees-Str. 4
42283 Wuppertal
Tel. +49 (0) 202 563 7600

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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 FAQs for visitors and event organisers should answer questions concerning your visit or event organisation.


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.