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Internationales Sommerfestival 2019
Chilly Gonzales:

Solo Piano I, II, III - presented in PianoVision (in Kooperation mit Elbphilharmonie Sommer)

  • © Mark Allan
Music / Wheelchair users
  • Tickets: 10 – 57 euro (reduced up to 50%) 
  • Wed, 21.08.2019 20:00
    Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Großer Saal Sold Out

UPDATE: All remaining tickets for this concert, which we released on June 20 at 10am, are sold out. We are working on extra seats on the concert podium and will, once again, give you updates on any further ticket sales in our Kampnagel Newsletter HERE).

Chilly Gonzales presents a unique program for the Summer Festival in collaboration with Elbphilharmonie Sommer, made up of compositions from his Solo Piano trilogy. This concert is presented in the inimitable PianoVision projection by Nina Rhode.

Solo Piano (2004) appeared in an innocent time, when Chilly Gonzales was a pioneer in evoking the dying genres of classical and jazz and dragged them kicking and screaming into the 21st century. This album of accidental virtuosity surprised everyone, including the self-described musical genius himself.

Solo Piano II (2012) was a pop mini-masterpiece for a wired world, a transition to a new reality. By then a legendary entertainer and A-list collaborator (Drake, Daft Punk, Feist) Chilly Gonzales delivered a catchy, polished collection; he was aiming to please and ready for prime time. The sequel definitively satisfied an ever-increasing audience hungry for Gonzo’s imperfectly perfect miniatures.

Solo Piano III (2018) completes the Solo Piano trilogy, and comes at a more problematic inflectionpoint. Like any final act, there are complications and consequences, followed by an urgent race to the finish line. Like its predecessors, it’s a mostly happy ending in C major, but there is more dissonance, tension and ambiguity along the way. The musical purity of Solo Piano III is not an antidote for our times, it is a reflection of all the beauty and ugliness around us.



Solo Piono I, 2004
Solo Piano II, 2012
Solo Piano III, 2018

  • With: Chilly Gonzales (Piano), Stella Le Page (Violoncello), Nina Rhode (PianoVision-Projektion)

A cooperation of International Summer Festival Kampnagel and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

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