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Sun, 19 May 2019 18:00

Gesprächskonzert »Die Orgel«

How does an organ work? What different sounds do the individual stops have? And how loud can the organ play? And how softly? These and many other questions will be answered in-depth at this workshop (in German) by organist Thomas Cornelius.

But it’s not confined to theory alone: with a couple of pipes and some organ samples on the computer to help him, he gives a deep insight into the way this versatile instrument works. If attend this course, you’re sure to discover completely new sides of the »king of all instruments« the next time you go to an organ recital. The Elbphilharmonie organ can be heard in its full splendour on 26 May 2019, when organist Iveta Apkalna performs at Hamburg International Music Festival.

The Elbphilharmonie’s supporting programme offers a variety of different angles on the music performed – either to complement the concert itself, or as an experience in its own right. As a rule, the Elbphilharmonie+ events are interdisciplinary in nature: exhibitions, talks to accompany a particular concert or events featuring flamenco dancing or scat singing. They take place in the Elbphilharmonie itself in some cases, as well as in museums, libraries and local culture centres.


Thomas Cornelius organ, talk