Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

Greatest Hits


GREATEST HITS - FESTIVAL For contemporary music

1. BIS 4.NOVEMBER 2017

In 1988 the pop duo KLF published a book called »The Manual«, which let readers in on the secret of how to achieve a number one hit single. The book duly became a pop literature classic and it’s ironic finding was an unequivocal indictment of the industry: originality is not required – it’s enough to simply put together a song made up of parts borrowed from other tracks. The »Greatest Hits« festival approaches its task with significantly more commitment, and the focus this year is on the composer Gérard Grisey.

In the 1970s Grisey used computers to reveal the inner life of sounds, and made it possible to hear all the overtones, which he amplified in turn in a purposeful way using instruments. »Spectral music« was born. In his monumental work »Les espaces acoustiques« he transferred this technique to a whole orchestra. In the festival’s closing concert, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester ensures that this outstanding piece of contemporary music shines like an acoustic rainbow over the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall.

The majority of the concerts in the »Greatest Hits« festival take place, as usual, at Kampnagel, where the emphasis is likewise on acoustic phenomena in space. The festival is opened by Klangforum Wien and Peter Eötvös, to whom a comprehensive portrait is dedicated this season in the form of the »Multiverse Peter Eötvös« series. In his double concerto »Shadows«, sounds move like objects in space, and his »Chinese Opera« is without a doubt one of the Hungarian composer’s most fascinating works.

Greatest Hits is a cooperation by HamburgMusik, Kampnagel and NDR.

Supported by BMW, Mont Blanc, SAP and Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.
Partner: NDR Kultur


Day ticket Wednesday, 1.11.2017: € 30
Day ticket Thursday, 2.11.2017: € 30
Day ticket Friday, 3.11.2017: € 40
Kombi-Angebot für Sa, 4.11.2017: Beim Kauf eines Tickets für das Konzert im Großen Saal kann ein Zusatzticket für die Konzerte im Kleinen Saal für je € 10 erworben werden.

Einzeltickets: € 9 bis € 42


  • 10 % Ermäßigung auf Einzelkarten für Inhaber der Elbphilharmonie Card und der NDR Kultur Karte.
    Die Ermäßigung mit [k]-Karte gilt für alle Einzelkartenpreise.
    50 % Ermäßigung für junge Menschen bis 28 Jahre.
    REDticket: € 10 pro Konzert für alle unter 28, ab einer Woche vor dem Konzerttermin über die REDticket-App.


Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Platz der Deutschen Einheit

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