Welcome back to the Laeiszhalle!

The neo-baroque concert hall invites visitors to great moments in music again – with Mozart, Beethoven and Vivaldi.

A new start: on 20 September 2020 the Hamburg Laeiszhalle reopened its decorative portals to the public. In the last few months, a Corona-compatible safety concept has been worked out to ensure that people can enjoy concerts again without any worry about health risks. And the programme for the first weeks of the new season looks pretty exciting: fabulous period performance orchestras like Thomas Hengelbrock's Balthasar Neumann Ensemble play great classics by Mozart, Beethoven and  Vivaldi – the ideal fix to resume the habit of concertgoing!

Video: Watch the Season Opening of the Laeiszhalle

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On the programme in September and October

Sylvain Cambreling

20 September : Symphoniker Hamburg with Mozart and Beethoven

To mark the reopening of the Laeiszhalle, the Orchestra in Residence under its chief conductor Sylvain Cambreling presents a concert programme brimming with joy: Beethoven's First Symphony and the Mozart Sinfonia concertante, which has one of the loveliest slow movements in music history.

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Accademia Bizantina

29 September : Vivaldi with top interpreters

Two men desire Asteria, but she is being held captive – and is planning a murder. Vivaldi's »Il Tamerlano« tells how the dramatic story ends in breathtaking music. The marvellous Accademia Bizantina puts on a staged performance of highlights from the opera, with famous countertenor Filippo Mineccia in the title role.

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Thomas Hengelbrock

5 October : Hengelbrock: Homage to Mozart

Audience favourite Thomas Hengelbrock and his Balthasar Neumann Ensemble present arias and duets from popular Mozart operas like »The Marriage of Figaro« and »Così fan tutte« together with the famous »Jupiter« Symphony.

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Yonathan Avishai

11 October : Jazz poetry

Yonathan Avishai was born into the musical tradition of Tel Aviv: this formed the basis for the development of his very individual and gentle, lyrical and romantic style. He appears with his trio in the »Jazz Piano« series.

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Jordi Savall

17 & 18 October : Beethoven – revolutionary!

In Beethoven anniversary year the grand master of Early Music, conductor Jordi Savall, performs no fewer than five Beethoven symphonies. Savall explores these masterpieces together with his enthusiastic chamber orchestra Le Concert des Nations – an absolute highlight in October!

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Your visit to the Laeiszhalle

Short concerts, smaller audiences, adequate distance and a cleverly-devised admission concept: in the Hamburg Laeiszhalle, too, the course is set to ensure great musical experiences again with the utmost possible safety.                                                                                             

The Laeiszhalle :The neo-baroque jewel of Hamburg

Laeiszhalle Brahms Foyer
Laeiszhalle Brahms Foyer © Thies Rätzke

Have a look

It has survived two world wars, and has welcomed numerous legendary musicians: the Laeiszhalle has been a fixed point in Hamburg's musical landscape for over a century now. Our guides give you a tour of the building, complete with velvet, stucco and architectural highlights, in a series of short videos.

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