The Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Kristjan Järvi will kick off 2020 with a one-off charity concert show at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg on 4 January. The orchestra will join British indie pop band Bastille on stage for the latest event in Channel Aid’s ‘Live in Concert’ series. Channel Aid, the world’s first YouTube charity channel, is an initiative of the Hamburg-based FABS Foundation, which provides access to sports and dance activities for children and the disabled. The Elbphilharmonie concert will be livestreamed on Channel Aid, which collects donations to FABS Foundation social projects with every view of the channel.
The Channel Aid concert is another new artistic adventure for the Baltic Sea Philharmonic, as it will be the orchestra’s first collaboration with a pop band. Building on their experience of working with Estonian singer-songwriter Mick Pedaja on tour with their ‘Nordic Pulse’ and ‘Midnight Sun’ programmes in 2019, Kristjan and the orchestra will perform specially orchestrated Bastille songs in signature Baltic Sea Philharmonic style to create a unique orchestral soundtrack. The musicians will play the whole show by heart, and as a single uninterrupted stream of music. With Kristjan’s production company Sunbeam Productions co-producing the concert, the Elbphilharmonie audience is guaranteed both a sonic and visual spectacular.
Tickets for the concert go on sale on 18 October on Eventim/Channel Aid. Previous Baltic Sea Philharmonic concerts at the Elbphilharmonie, and previous ‘Channel Aid – Live in Concert’ events at the same venue, have all sold out within hours, so it’s worth booking fast to avoid missing out.
The Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Kristjan Järvi will next be back at the Elbphilharmonie on 5 September 2020, as part of their concert tour of Germany, Belgium and Italy in the autumn. Another major European tour in June with the signature programme ‘Midnight Sun’ includes concerts in Poland, Germany and Russia.
‘Channel Aid – Live in Concert’
Performed by Bastille & Kristjan Järvi & Baltic Sea Philharmonic
Saturday, 4 January 2020, 8.00 pm, Hamburg (Elbphilharmonie), Germany
Livestream: Channel Aid YouTube channel