ELBPHILHARMONIE HAMBURG:Individual tickets for the first season’s concerts are now on sale
Hamburg, 20/06/2016. The wait is over: following on from the sales launch of subscriptions, now also individual tickets for the first season of concerts at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg are available to purchase. Tickets can be bought online or ordered by telephone.
Welcome to a new acoustic dimension
The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is dedicated to offering variety, quality and accessibility with its music programme. In addition to three local orchestras – primarily the orchestra in residence, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra – and the Ensemble Resonanz, which also holds a residency, a host of the international classical music scene’s first-rate performers and no fewer than 15 top orchestras from around the world will grace the stage in Hamburg during the opening season. Concerts in other genres – jazz, pop, folk, singer-songwriter, world music, among others – round off the programme. »We share Leonard Bernstein’s philosophy,« says General and Artistic Director Christoph Lieben-Seutter. »There’s just good music and bad music. At the Elbphilharmonie, you’ll only hear good music.«
Variety is the name of the game
The opening concerts on 11 and 12 January 2017 will be followed by a three-week-long festival featuring ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Berlin-based band Einstürzende Neubauten. All in all, the concert hall will host more than 300 events in the first half of 2017. The range of events at the Elbphilharmonie is designed to make it a concert hall for everyone. Both aficionados and newcomers to music can experience a diverse programme packed with highlights which will establish an inspiring relationship between the concert hall and the audience.
In addition to the plethora of artists listed in the programme for the 2016/17 season, three additional concerts have now been confirmed. On 8 May, the Kings of Convenience from Norway will give one of their rare guest performances, and the breathtaking mandolin player Chris Thile will present a solo evening spanning everything from Bach to improvisation on 26 March. World-class cellist Yo-Yo Ma will join pianist Kathryn Stott on 24 January for an evening of sonatas including works by Bach, Shostakovich, Franck and Debussy. One concert has also been rescheduled: the evening of lieder with Jonas Kaufmann and Helmut Deutsch will now be held on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 20:00 instead of 22 February 2017 for scheduling reasons.
The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg stands for an emotive concert experience, a passion for music and a fascination for architecture. All around the world, there is a tremendous sense of anticipation and excitement surrounding the concert hall’s forthcoming opening. Nearly 180,000 people from every corner of the globe have now entered the prize draw to win two of 1,000 tickets to the opening concerts on 11 and 12 January 2017.
Anyone who would like to experience the Elbphilharmonie’s awe-inspiring ambience first-hand during its opening season can buy tickets from 20 June. The only tickets not yet available are those for the two series of »Concerts for Hamburg« in January/February and June 2017. Advance booking for these events will begin on 4 October. Tickets for both the »Family Day« (29 January 2017) and the performances by Sasha Waltz & Guests (1–4 January 2017) will go on sale on 1 December 2016.
Online Ticket Shop
There is a ticket button on each event page under »What’s On«. Customers can have their tickets sent to them by post, print them at home or save them directly on their smartphone. The ticket shop website also contains comprehensive information on forthcoming events, a seat preview and the free print@home service, which is available up to one hour before the start of each concert.
Tickets can be booked over the telephone by calling +49 40 357 666 66. The ticket hotline is open Monday to Saturday, 10:00–18:00.
Further information on ticket sales for the Elbphilharmonie concerts can be found at https://www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/how-to-book
Further information on Elbphilharmonie Hamburg:
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About Elbphilharmonie Hamburg:
With the opening of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg on 11 and 12 January 2017, Hamburg forges its path as a city of music, once again demonstrating that the city is shaping its future based on contrast. Located in the HafenCity Hamburg district – Europe's largest inner-city development project between the Speicherstadt UNESCO World Heritage site and the port – this unique concert hall is emerging as a new magnet for locals and guests alike. The spectacular building comprises three concert halls with a diverse music programme, a comprehensive music education programme, a hotel, as well as the Plaza – a public viewing platform at a height of 37 metres that offers visitors an amazing view of the city and will open already on 4 November 2017.
Designed by renowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, the dazzling glass structure of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg rises up to a height of 110 metres upon the former Kaispeicher A, a historic warehouse that was subsequently used for storing tea, tobacco and coffee. With its unique architecture the new concert hall represents the diverse, maritime flair of Hamburg – a city that is built on tradition and modernity and continues to successfully reshape its future by drawing on courage, creativity, innovation and cosmopolitanism. The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg symbolises the city’s ruggedness and beauty, these ubiquitous contrasts that are so characteristic for Hamburg’s appeal as the gateway to the world.