• 7 December

    : SONGS IN NEW COLOURS

    Is it an organ concert? Or a song recital? Both! Baritone Matthias Goerne sings Romantic lieder by Wolf, Brahms and Reger. He is not accompanied by piano, but by Christian Schmitt on the organ. Completely new tone colours guaranteed.

  • 6 December

    : Farewell Tour

    Sir Simon Rattle has been chief conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra for five years. Before switching to the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2023, he brings out the magic of works by Sibelius and Rachmaninov in the Grand Hall.

  • Save the Concert!

    : Digital escape game

    Just a few hours to go until the concert of the year, but then suddenly it all goes wrong. Become a member of the Elbphilharmonie team and save the concert – complete with tricky puzzles and exciting backstage tours.

  • 14 December

    : Andachten

    In her programme »Andachten«, the award-winning mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska brings together songs by composers from very different eras - from Franz Schubert, Sergei Prokofiev and Aaron Copland to the young pianist and YouTuber Nahre Sol.

  • 11 December

    : Daniel Behle and rich horn sounds

    Tenor Daniel Behle has released a new, acclaimed album: In »Heimat« he sings songs from all eras and flavours. He is accompanied by the german hornsound – one of the most sought-after wind ensembles of our time.

  • 12 December

    : Rapture of major and minor

    »His communicative music is one of this century’s wonders«, says The London Times. Five concerts are dedicated to his oeuvre this season. Larcher himself can be heard in a Pre-Concert-Talk before the first concert of the focus »Thomas Larcher«.

  • 13 December

    : Beethoven's masterpiece

    Ludwig van Beethoven himself described it as his »greatest work«: the Missa Solemnis. Philippe Herreweghe brings the famous mass to the concert stage - with his renowned Orchestre des Champs-Élysées and the Collegium Vocale Gent.

  • 9–12 March 2023

    : Angélique Kidjo

    Angélique Kidjo cannot be ignored. With four Grammys to her name, she is one of the great voices of Africa. In March 2023 she invites the crème de la crème of the young African music scene to her Reflektor festival.

  • 8 December / Laeiszhalle

    : Iceland’s Glenn Gould

    Víkingur Ólafsson caught the world’s attention like a thunderbolt with his debut album in 2016. After Philip Glass and Johann Sebastian Bach, the Icelandic pianist now turns his focus to the work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

  • 11/12 December / Laeiszhalle

    : A festival for Fanny & Felix

    Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy are among the most important musical personalities in Hamburg. The casalQuartett dedicates three concerts with outstanding soloists to their work.

  • 17 December / Laeiszhalle

    : »Teatime Classics«

    Savour afternoons of music with exceptional young talents in the Laeiszhalle Recital Hall: For the next »Teatime Classics« concert, cellist Lionel Martin has works by Franz Schubert and Dmitri Shostakovich in his luggage.

  • Time Travel

    : Das Alte Werk

    Well-known period-performance ensemble and top soloists breathe new life into Early Music in Hamburg – among them stars like Jakub Jozéf Orlínski and Jordi Savall. And Raphaël Pichon explores Bach's origins with his outstanding ensemble Pygmalion.

  • 9 December

    : Last Minute Tickets

    Full to the brim with musical instruments and exciting stories, the Sound Mobile drives to meet children all over Hamburg. On Friday evening, it’s paying a visit to the Kulturladen St. Georg. The last few tickets are still available!

  • Elbphilharmonie+

    : Accompanying programme

    From exhibitions and dance classes to film screenings: the Elbphilharmonie’s accompanying programme opens up new, often surprising perspectives on the music in the concert hall. Coupled to a concert, these events explore fascinating topics.

  • Discover Music

    : Children & Families

    Babys' and children's concerts for all age groups, music theatre for a young audience and imaginative concerts for the whole family – there is a wide range of events on offer for children and families in the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle.

  • 14 February

    : Discussion concert: The Organ

    How does an organ work? What is a windchest and what are stops? Organist Thomas Cornelius answers these questions and more in entertaining style – with pipes, organ samples and deep insights into this fascinating instrument.

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2–12 February 2023

»Elbphilharmonie Visions« – A festival featuring music of the 21st century

28 April – 7 June 2023

Hamburg International Music Festival

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