The Baltic Sea Philharmonic’s first ever concert at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg will be livestreamed on the venue’s website www.elbphilharmonie.de/de. The performance, at 8.00 pm CET on Tuesday 29 August, marks the end of the orchestra’s pioneering ‘Waterworks’ tour of Denmark and Germany with conductor Kristjan Järvi. The concert is already sold out, with an audience of 2,100 expected at the Elbphilharmonie, so the live stream will give even more people the opportunity to experience the Baltic Sea Philharmonic’s bold new fusion of music, lighting, projection art, fashion and sound design. In addition, the performance will be broadcast live on a giant screen to spectators in the Plaza outside the Elbphilharmonie, and will be shown a further three times during the Hamburg Cruise Days festival from 8 to 10 September.
The ‘Waterworks’ programme includes one of the most famous of all water-themed pieces – Handel’s Water Music, in a special arrangement featuring variations by contemporary composers Charles Coleman and Gene Pritsker. The orchestra also celebrates the 80th birthday of American composer Philip Glass by performing his Aguas da Amazonia – in a new orchestration by Charles Coleman – and his Violin Concerto No. 2 ‘The American Four Seasons’, with Russian-born violinist Mikhail Simonyan as soloist. The concert at the Elbphilharmonie will include a special collaboration with the girls’ choir Mädchenchor Hamburg from Jugendmusikschule Hamburg, in which the 60-strong choir will perform an encore with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic.
‘Waterworks’ heralds an exciting new era for the Baltic Sea Philharmonic, with the introduction of an immersive concert show format. The orchestra has collaborated with lighting designer Bertil Mark, projection artist Philipp Geist, sound designer Chris Ekers and a team from Sunbeam Productions to transform the concert experience for audiences. The musicians also have a striking new look on stage, thanks to a clothing collaboration with Monton, a leading brand of Estonian fashion house Baltika Group.
You can also follow the livestream via the Facebook page of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic: www.facebook.com/BalticSeaPhilharmonic