Eleventh elephantastic children's concert


Premiere November 27, 2021, WDR Funkhaus, Cologne (DE)


All astronauts on board? Our expedition into the infinite of the universe is about to begin. 3, 2, 1 - lift off! And off the ground they are: elephant (Elefant), rabbit (Hase), Anke and André, on their way to the farthest stars and planets - accompanied by galactic music by the WDR Funkhausorchestra.

Anke Engelke and André Gatzke have been discovering the world of music together with elephant and rabbit and the WDR Funkhausorchestra since 2011. Each year they focus on a different sound theme, such as the musical animal melodies in the concert Something animalistic (Tierisch was los) and classic party hits in Birthdayparty (Geburtstagparty). This season they will play around music in space. Space (Im Weltraum) is a theatrical concert for the little ones to marvel, listen and to participate.


Image © WDR

Credits Cast & Crew

Moderation Anke Engelke, André Gatzke

Orchestra WDR Funkhausorchester Köln


Conductor Enrico Delamboye

Text Simone Höft & Natascha Breuers, contributions: Anke Engelke & Leona Frommelt

Stage direction Annechien Koerselman

Costumes Romy Reinfeld

Animations Hardy Hoffmann

Setdesign Anja Dublanka

Props Sabine Steudtner

Lightdesign Annechien Koerselman

WDR Musiceduction Department Mirjam von Jarzebowski

Dramaturgy Leona Frommelt

Organisation West Deutscher Rundfunk Cologne (DE)



Cologne (DE) WDR Rundfunkhaus November 25, 2021, 9:00 & 11:30h

Cologne (DE) WDR Rundfunkhaus November 26, 2021, 9:00 & 11:30h

Cologne (DE) WDR Rundfunkhaus November 27, 2021, 11:00h

Cologne (DE) WDR Rundfunkhaus November 27, 2021, 15:00h Premiere Livestream https://youtu.be/fHFIaqWDUWE


More information: WDR