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!

Anu Komsi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Piia Komsi, Alan Gilbert


Whether it is a performance by a hundred musicians on stage or by a smaller, flexible ensemble, the orchestra repertoire from the Baroque to the present day always makes a powerful impression!

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Iveta Apkalna


Measuring 15 x 15 metres and comprised of 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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Jason Moran

Jazz : All that Jazz

Distinguished jazz trios at 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!

Piano Recitals : On 88 Keys

Ten agile fingers can replace an entire orchestra. This intimate concert form offers everything from breathtaking 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 singing 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: there is something for everyone at our entertaining concerts aimed at different age groups – not only at the Elbphilharmonie, but also in Hamburg’s city districts.

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I want to be surprised!

Angélique Kidjo


Magnificent ceremonies from South Korea, »African Women All-Stars« with the legendary Angélique Kidjo and ecstatic Sufi festivals: performers from all over the world delight audiences at the Elbphilharmonie.

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Szymanowski Quartet & Michail Lifits

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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Pop & Electro : Great Grooves

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

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Voces Suaves auf dem Dachboden der Laeiszhalle

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

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: Elbphilharmonie Sessions: Jason Moran

The jazz pianist performs three of his own compositions in the foyer of the Grand Hall.

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: Elbphilharmonie Explains: Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism expert Adyam Tesfamariam about the background and potential of this special artistic style and school of thought.

Elbphilharmonie Talk with Chi-Chi Nwanoku

She founded the first orchestra consisting largely of Black musicians: Chi-Chi Nwanoku talks about changes in people’s thinking and a crucial experience that made her see things differently.