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available until 30 Sep 2020

Opening of the 2020 season: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra

The first concert in front of an audience: Welcome back to the Elbphilharmonie!

Here we go again! Finally: concerts with an audience in the Elbphilharmonie! And there is really only one composer whose music is right for celebrating the resurrection of orchestral concerts after the hardships of the Corona lockdown: Johannes Brahms.

Brahms and Prokofiev

Brahms is probably Hamburg's most important musical son, and his music has always played a major role in the 75-year history of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. Brahms symphonies were played at the very first rehearsals in the newly-built Elbphilharmonie.

Thus chief conductor Alan Gilbert chose Brahms for the inaugural concerts in this season-with-a-difference: the programme for the concerts, put on jointly by the Elbphilharmonie and its Orchestra in Residence, features not one, but all four Brahms symphonies, representing the maximum of what is possible under the current Corona conditions. Each of these crowning achievements of Romantic music is paired with a violin concerto by Sergei Prokofjev, creating an exciting contrast to the Brahms.

Konzertkino 2020

The concert was broadcast live on the Elbphilharmonie forecourt as part of our »Konzertkino«.

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Concert Cinema

Live broadcast of the season opening

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Concert Cinema

Live broadcast of the season opening

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Performers

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Lisa Batiashvili
violin
conductor Alan Gilbert

Programme

Sergei Prokofiev
Concerto No. 1 for violin and orchestra D major op. 19

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2 D major op. 73

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