CANCELLED: Easter at the Elbphilharmonie

Please note the information about the digital Easter programme

Unfortunately, the Easter Festival has had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. You’ll find information on ticket refunds on the event pages. As a little consolation, the digital festival »Easter with the Elbphilharmonie« in the Elbphilharmonie Mediatheque features live streams by Ensemble Pygmalion from Aix-en-Provence, Ensemble Resonanz with the actor Birgit Minichmayr, and a »Best of Beethoven« by Iiro Rantala and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen: Go to the Mediatheque

For some people it's the most important Christian holiday, for others it's a welcome opportunity to have a breather and eat too much chocolate. But in all likelihood, even those who have lost track of the true meaning of Easter still cannot entirely escape its spiritual dimension. And this is where the Easter programme put on by the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle comes in, with several very special concerts over the holidays.

The Easter week opens appropriately with Bach's St Matthew Passion, which vividly depicts the Crucifixion. And the Elbphilharmonie's current Artist in Residence, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, likewise devotes a concert programme to the central theme of Easter, the hereafter.

Transcendence with a Far Eastern flavour marks Gustav Mahler's vocal symphony »Das Lied von der Erde«. Starting on Good Friday, the concerts are devoted to the Russian Orthodox tradition, cautiously renewed by composer Alfred Schnittke and performed with verve by Teodor Currentzis's legendary musicAeterna Choir. The climax and conclusion of our Easter programme is a two-day guest appearance by the Moscow Bolschoi Theatre.

From the Mediatheque : Videos, Podcasts, Articles

Ensemble Resonanz / Birgit Minichmayr / Riccardo Minasi
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Video on demand from 3 Apr 2021 : Ensemble Resonanz / Birgit Minichmayr / Riccardo Minasi

Last Words: Music by Joseph Haydn with texts by Wolfgang Herrndorf.

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen / Iiro Rantala
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Video on demand from 4 Apr 2021 : The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen / Iiro Rantala

The Finnish jazz pianist and his favourite orchestra present an effervescent programme: Poulenc, Mozart and a »Best of Beethoven«.

Bach: St Matthew Passion
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Video on demand from 2 Apr 2021 : Bach: St Matthew Passion

The French Baroque ensemble Pygmalion plays Bach’s sacred masterpiece – a concert stream from Provence.

Easter with the Elbphilharmonie

Three streams, three fantastic ensembles and intoxicating art from Bach and Herrndorf to Poulenc. Join us from Good Friday to Easter Sunday!