Happy Birthday, Elbphilharmonie!
The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg celebrates the fifth anniversary of its opening on 11 January 2022. Admittedly a modest anniversary, but there is always reason to celebrate! After all, the Elbphilharmonie proves evening after evening that the live experience of music surrounded by impressive architecture can inspire everyone and anyone and also influence the character of an entire city.
With the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg has firmly established itself as a first-rate city of culture. And that is being celebrated: from 9 to 17 January 2022 with a series of concerts that demonstrate the variety and quality of concert programmes for which the concert hall has always stood. The guest list includes Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Jordi Savall, Charles Lloyd, John Scofield and many others. The birthday concert on 11 January featuring the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra under the baton of Alan Gilbert will be broadcast live.
The Elbphilharmonie understands culture to be far more than just music – the light art installation »Breaking Waves« by internationally sought-after studio DRIFT that showcases the concert hall in a spectacular way is a testament to this. The installation is supported by the Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V.. The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) dedicates a four-month exhibition to the artist duo.
Highlights from 5 Years of Elbphilharmonie
On 11 January 2017, the Elbphilharmonie was opened with a gala concert and a spectacular illumination of its facade
The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra brings the much-lauded opera production from New York to HamburgWatch the concert recording
The indie-rock institution at the Reflektor Bryce Dessner in October 2017
Dancer Aakash Odedra gives a serene performance in the Recital Hall as part of the Reflektor Anoushka Shankar
Illustrious guests from across the world perform in the Elbphilharmonie’s Opening Festival
Children’s concerts designed with loving attention to detail for all age groups take place in the Recital HallWatch the concert recording
The Elbphilharmonie regularly broadcasts concerts at the open-air cinema during the summer – with a fantastic view over the Elbe river and cold drinks in the hand
It doesn’t always have to be the Grand Hall – »Techno Marching Band« Meute ascends the Elbphilharmonie roof
Arguably the world’s most spectacular theatre group stages Joseph Haydn’s »The Creation« in the Grand Hall
Intimate moments with the best chamber music ensembles in the Recital HallWatch the concert recording in the Mediatheque
Trumpeter Avishai Cohen explores the backmost corner of the Elbphilharmonie
Riccardo Chailly and about 200 musicians from La Scala in Milan give a guest performance of Verdi’s mighty Requiem in Hamburg