Elbe Habitat Charity Gala

A special gala concert in aid of the Elbe Habitat Foundation with works by Mendelssohn, Lalo, Liszt, Smetana and others
8th November 2019 - 19:00
Elbphilharmonie Grosser Saal
Featuring Johannes Moser, Carlo Ponti, Kenneth Tarver, Clemens Malich and
The Felix Mendelssohn Youth Orchestra.

A concert for the Elbe

The MSC Foundation is honoured to offer an exclusive concert in aid of the Elbe Habitat Foundation’s conservation efforts. World-renowned musicians cellist Johannes Moser and tenor Kenneth Tarver will be performing classical favourites with the Felix Mendelssohn Youth Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Clemens Malich and Maestro Carlo Ponti. So you can enjoy an unforgettable evening in the superb acoustics of the Elbphilharmonie on the banks of the Elbe itself, while contributing to its health and biodiversity.

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  • Felix Mendelssohn - ‘Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage’ Overture
  • Edouard Lalo – Cello Concerto
  • Italian Arias
  • Franz Liszt – Les Préludes
  • Bedrich Smetana – The Moldau
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For love of the Elbe

The Elbe Habitat Foundation works to enhance the ecological status of the Tidal Elbe, to preserve its natural diversity and to strengthen the unique habitats of its river landscape. With this unique gala concert, the MSC Foundation is supporting an Elbe Habitat Foundation project to develop new tidal habitats in Hamburg, specifically a tidal creek in the dike foreland near Kirchwerder, with the aim of creating a new lifeline for endangered species.


Make the dike foreland and river bank more natural and promote the interconnection of river and floodplain
Improve the habitat conditions for the endangered Elbe water dropwort and increase fish feeding grounds and refuges
Enhance animal and plant populations, fostering natural dynamics for increased biodiversity and environmental resilience

MSC Foundation

The MSC Foundation was established to lead, focus and advance the MSC Group’s conservation, cultural and humanitarian commitments, which have saved many thousands of lives. Motivated by a deep sense of responsibility for the planet and its resources, we are proud to support the Elbe Habitat Foundation with this gala concert in homage to Hamburg and its natural environment, marking our official launch.

Please consider expressing your support for the valuable conservation work of the Elbe Habitat Foundation with a personal donation.

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You can also support the Elbe Habitat Foundation project with a donation by bank transfer using the IBAN DE63 2415 1116 0000 4222 12

MSC Grandiosa

The Christening Ceremony of MSC Grandiosa - the most advanced ship in the MSC Cruises fleet in terms of on-board environmental technology - will be taking place in Hamburg the day after this exclusive concert. Raising the bar in every aspect of the grand cruise experience, including in terms of its environmental performance, MSC Grandiosa is a ship that truly deserves its name.