5 Years of Elbphilharmonie
Five years ago, on 11 January 2017, the new concert hall in Hamburg’s harbour opened its doors – a cause for celebration!
Happy Birthday, Elbphilharmonie!
The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg celebrated the fifth anniversary of its opening on 11 January 2022. Admittedly a modest anniversary, but there is always a reason to celebrate! After all, the Elbphilharmonie proves evening after evening that the live experience of music surrounded by impressive architecture can inspire anyone and everyone, and can also influence the character of an entire city.
With the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg has earned a global reputation as a distinguished city of culture. In January, that was celebrated with a concert series that perfectly reflected the diversity and quality of the venue’s programme – the guest list included great names such as Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Jordi Savall, Charles Lloyd, John Scofield and many more. You can still experience the birthday concert of 11 January with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra under Alan Gilbert as a video on demand.
And the celebrations are far from over: the Elbphilharmonie’s understanding of culture is far broader than just music, as demonstrated by the light artwork »Breaking Waves« by the internationally acclaimed Studio DRIFT. They will be lighting up the concert hall in spectacular style from 28 April to 1 May for the opening of the Hamburg International Music Festival. 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