Elbphilharmonie in the City Many of the Elbphilharmonie’s events, concerts and workshops are held in Hamburg’s city districts.

Active in the city districts

Music for everyone! Elbphilharmonie workshops and concerts are held in a number of cultural centres all around Hamburg. They are a great opportunity for children and adults, beginners and intermediates, to experience music in a variety of ways and even to make music themselves easily.

Prices are deliberately kept low to ensure that everyone can take part.

Edekabank is an Elbphilharmonie project partner in the city districts

Musikando Musikando © Jann Wilken
Elfi Baby Concert Elfi Baby Concert © Claudia Höhne
Family Day Family Day © Sophie Wolter
Ferne Klänge Ferne Klänge © Claudia Höhne
Story Teller Story Teller © M. Schwanda

For Children

Twinkle Concerts

There are also lots of Twinkle Concerts for young music lovers in the cultural centres of the city districts. The lovingly staged productions with first-class artists are targeted at various age groups. As a result, they optimally cater to the needs of the children, gently opening the door for them to the world of music.

BeatObsession © Claudia Höhne


Banging and clapping, rattling and drumming: at »BeatObsession« children and young people immerse themselves in the world of rhythms for a week. Under the guidance of professional musicians, the participants can try everything out, producing infectious beats not only on a drumkit, but also using buckets, boxes or other everyday objects. The workshops are also held in many Hamburg arts centres, and for the project's finale the participants all appear together at the Elbphilharmonie.

Please note that only children aged 10+ and teenagers may participate in this workshop.

Sound Mobile
Sound Mobile © Claudia Höhne

Sound Mobile

Freshly cleaned and filled to the brim with instruments, the Sound Mobile is getting ready to head for cultural centres around Hamburg and to inspire curiosity and joy in children all over the city. The emphasis is always on simply giving it a go and enjoying music together.

Please note: Due to the pandemic, Sound Mobile events are not currently taking place.  As soon as the situation allows, dates will be announced here.

Participatory ensembles

There is nothing so wonderful as making music together. Everyone can experience that in the Elbphilharmonie’s join-in ensembles: young and old, beginners and intermediates. The Elbphilharmonie boasts six in-house ensembles: one choir, two large orchestras, one creative orchestra and two gamelan ensembles.

They meet every week and, with great energy and enthusiasm, develop their own concert programmes, which are performed in the halls of the Elbphilharmonie and in various Hamburg city districts.

Chor zur Welt
Chor zur Welt © Claudia Höhne

Concerts of the participatory ensembles


The Elbphilharmonie’s supporting programme offers a variety of different angles on the music performed – either to complement the concert itself, or as an experience in its own right.

As a rule, the Elbphilharmonie+ events are interdisciplinary in nature: exhibitions, talks to accompany a particular concert or events featuring flamenco dancing or scat singing. They take place in the Elbphilharmonie itself in some cases, as well as in museums, libraries and local culture centres.

Elbphilharmonie+ also includes films shown in cooperation with Hamburg cinemas and even culinary events: the programme reflects the many different ways of approaching music.

© Story Teller

All Elbphilharmonie+ events

Far-Off Sounds

It's often sounds and melodies more than anything that clear the fog of the subconscious and bring back memories we thought we had lost. Ensemble Resonanz plays for people suffering from dementia, and for their family and carers.

Beratung & Information

Rückfragen zum Konzertablauf oder zu besonderen Bedürfnissen werden gern unter ferne-klaenge@elbphilharmonie.de beantwortet.

Ferne Klänge
Ferne Klänge © Claudie Höhne

Tiefere Einblicke in diese besondere Konzertreihe sowie ein Video, das den Zauber der »Fernen Klänge« auch digital erlebbar macht, bietet die Elbphilharmonie-Mediathek. 

Alle Konzerte für Menschen mit und ohne Demenz