Day 1: Grand Opening
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the Elbphilharmonie for the Grand Opening concert with her husband Joachim Sauer and travels with the Tube to the Plaza for the first time.
Day 14: Blind Date
The first »Blind Date« concert in the Recital Hall, where the audience has no idea which ensemble or genre is on the programme. Quatuor Ebène gets everyone in a good mood and takes a selfie on stage before striking up the first piece of music.
Day 21: The first school concert
Kids also discover the concert hall for themselves – for example, as part of school concerts.
Day 23: Concerts for Hamburg
The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra’s »Concerts for Hamburg« are low-cost, one-hour-long concerts for everybody – to give the Elbphilharmonie a try, so to say.
Day 27: The millionth plaza visitor
Brigitte Kugelmann from Landsberg am Lech, who is just on a regular family visit to Hamburg, becomes the millionth plaza visitor – to her great surpise, of course!
Day 52: Backstage with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Backstage at the Elbphilharmonie, warming up in front of the large, curved windows is a special experience for musicians.
Day 67: DJ Ipek at the »Salām Syria« Festival
DJ Ipek, one of the hottest DJ's in the Berlin club scene, turns the Recital Hall foyer into a pumping dance floor.
Day 69: Gustavo Dudamel and the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar
Performing all Beethoven symphonies in one week is quite a challenge. Despite this, Maestro Dudamel always has a smile on his face during rehearsals.
Day 84: New York Philharmonic
In the »vineyard« style design of the Elbphilharmonie, the orchestra bows to both sides during applause – a particularly satisfying moment for the audience sitting behind the stage to finally see the faces of the musicians.
Day 96: Hot 8 Brass Band at the »Transatlantic« Festival
The boys of the Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans turns up the heat in the Grand Hall – until the audience joins them dancing on stage.