This way!

A guide to the broad musical spectrum of the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle

»What kind of music do you have here?«, many an Elbphilharmonie newbie might ask. The answer: almost everything – from large orchestras to baby concerts, from jazz and world music to electro. And if you have no idea what you might like, this guide will help you find just the right concert for you from the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle’s extensive programmes.

I want to be blown away!


With up to a hundred musicians on stage or smaller, more nimble ensembles – the orchestra repertoire from the Baroque to the present day always makes a powerful impression!

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Iveta Apkalna


15 x 15 meters, 4765 pipes – the Elbphilharmonie organ is an impressive instrument, both musically and visually. Experience the world’s best organists performing on it.

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Fre Hersch Trio

Jazz : All that Jazz

Distinguished jazz trios in the Laeiszhalle or the rich big-band sound in the Grand Hall: the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle programmes have plenty to get jazz fans excited.

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I want to experience music up close!

Claire Huangci

Piano Recitals : On 88 Keys

Ten agile fingers can replace an entire orchestra. This intimate concert form offers everything from breath-taking virtuosity to intensive emotions.

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Singing : Great Voices

Concertante operas, virtuosic aria concerts and intimate lieder recitals featuring voice and piano – the focus here is on the art of song in all its facets.

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Tabea Zimmermann Trio

Chamber Music : Guaranteed intensity

From string quartets to piano trios – in chamber music concerts, great soloists delight in the small form. Intense experiences guaranteed!

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Children & Families : For the whole family

From 0 to 99: the concerts sorted by age groups really have something for everyone – not only in the Elbphilharmonie, but also in the Hamburg city districts.

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I want to be surprised!


Mystical dance from Damascus, Portuguese fado and Buddhist nuns from Japan: the whole world is a guest at the Elbphilharmonie.

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Tempus fugit

Contemporary Music : Cutting edge

Exciting – often freshly composed – sounds, unusual concert formats and thrilling young ensembles: this is contemporary music at its best!

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Ivy Flindt

Pop & Electro : Great Grooves

The Elbphilharmonie also regularly welcomes indie bands, singer-songwriters, scene DJs and synthesizer nerds.

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Thomas Hengelbrock & Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und -Ensemble

Early Music : Time Travel

How does music from the distant past sound? In thoughtfully designed programmes, exceptional artists take their audience back several centuries into the past on a journey of discovery.

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Mediatheque : More stories

Max Richter: Sleep

In a monumental, eight-hour live stream from the Elbphilharmonie, the artist presents his own personal lullaby and accompanies the listener through the cycles of sleep.

Wanderer zwischen den Welten

Max Richter elektrisiert Klassikliebhaber und Pop-Fans gleichermaßen. Mit seiner Partnerin Yulia Mahr gestaltet er ein Reflektor-Wochenende in der Elbphilharmonie.

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: Elbphilharmonie Sessions: Meute

The Hamburg »techno marching band« plays a hot set on the roof of the Elbphilharmonie.