Freundeskreis - Funding projects Working together for music – today and tomorrow. Find out what we are supporting in this exceptional season.

Our current funding projects

First and foremost, the Freundeskreis supports musical projects at the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle. Since 2011, the Freundeskreis has also been a sponsor of Ensemble Resonanz, the Elbphilharmonie’s resident ensemble, which broadens the musical programme in original ways.

In the current season, the Freundeskreis supports the following projects:

Barbara Hannigan

Portrait Barbara Hannigan

Sie raubt ihrem Publikum als Sopranistin den Atem und sorgt am Dirigierpult für sinfonische Ausnahme-Erlebnisse: Gleich viermal betritt die kanadische Universalmusikerin Barbara Hannigan in dieser Saison die Elbphilharmonie-Bühne.

Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah (Christian Scott)

Afrofurism

Space is the Place! Afrofuturism entstand als Gegenpol zur »weißen« Science Fiction und als Vision einer »schwarzen« Zukunft in fernen Welten. Hippe Interpreten wie Shabaka Hutchings und Sons of Kemet treten in die Fußstapfen des Jazz-Gurus Sun Ra.

Ensemble Correspondances

Das Alte Werk

Wie berauschend und zeitgemäß »alte« Musik klingen kann! Das zeigen die besten Ensembles und Stars wie Jakub Józef Orliński oder Teodor Currentzis in der Laeiszhalle und erstmals auch in der Elbphilharmonie.

Ensemble Resonanz

Ensemble Resonanz

Concerts for open-minded music lovers who, just like the artists, celebrate a passion for innovative programmes – supported with a donation of €15,000.

What we've already made possible

Jordi Savall

2021/22 Season

Beethoven cycle with Jordi Savall – Reflektor: Max Richter & Yulia Mahr – Baby Concerts – Chambr Music at the Laeiszhalle – Total funding amount: €335,000

Breaking Waves (2022) by DRIFT at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Studio Drift in Hamburg

On the occasion of the Elbphilharmonie's fifth birthday, the renowned artist duo Studio DRIFT created "Breaking Waves", a work of art that set the stage for the building's exterior with a very special light installation.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja

2020/21 Season

Artist in Residence Patricia Kopatchinskaja in the Elbphilharmonie – Das Alte Werk in the Laeiszhalle – Chamber Music series – Baby Concerts – Total funding amount: €335,000

Anna Vinnitskaya

Elbphilharmonie Support Fund

Supporting the Elbphilharmonie Support Fund during the coronavirus pandemic. Funding amount: €50,000

Wieninger am Nussberg

2019/20 Season

The »Britain Calling« and »Ganz Wien« festivals – Baby Concerts at the Elbphilharmonie and in Hamburg’s city district centres – »Das Alte Werk« at the Laeiszhalle, supported through the Anke Kuhbier Fund – total funding amount: €300,000

Laurie Anderson

2018/19 Season

»Das Alte Werk« in the Laeiszhalle Grand Hall – »Blind Date«, surprise concerts at the Elbphilharmonie – »Reflektor« with Laurie Anderson – total funding amount: €275,000

Uwe Dierksen / Carolin Widmann / Peggy Grelat-Dupont / Sasha Waltz & Guests Rehearsal

2016/17 Season

The Elbphilharmonie Grand Opening – guest performance by Sasha Waltz and her dance company – residencies by Mitsuko Uchida and Jörg Widmann – total funding amount: €220,000