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Jörg Widmann
Jörg Widmann © Marco Borggreve

Subscription comprising 4 concerts

Elbphilharmonie for Connoisseurs 2

Epochal Works of the Modern Era, Top Interpreters

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Charles Ives's »Concord Sonata«, composed in the early 20th century, was long regarded as unplayable. Complex, overlapping rhythms and metres make the 45-minute piece a true challenge for the performer, but it's a challenge that French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is more than up to. Aimard opens the second subscription series for connoisseurs, which bundles together a selection of important works from recent music history. Olga Neuwirth, one of the leading composers of our time, transforms the Grand Hall into a whaling vessel out at sea in her work »The Outcast«, inspired by Herman Melville's famous novel »Moby Dick«. Clarinettist and composer Jörg Widmann winds up the series with an arrangement of the Mendelssohn Clarinet Sonata; Widmann, like Matthias Pintscher and his ensemble intercontemporain, forms part of the highly diverse programme of the Hamburg International Music Festival.

Please note that »Elbphilharmonie für Kenner 2« will appear on subscription cards.

Subscription Benefits

Up to 20% discount

Compared to individual concerts


The Subscription Card can be used to receive Elbphilharmonie Card benefits!


Youth discount
for all
aged 27 and under

Only €10.00 per concert

Booking a Subscription

  • Choosing your seat

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  • Free travel to concerts with HVV

    The subscription card is valid for one return trip (HVV-Gesamtbereich including Schnellbus) to the concert location on the same day as the event.

  • Elbphilharmonie Card as a bonus

    You automatically receive an Elbphilharmonie Card when booking a subscription. That means, you receive a discount of 10% when booking a maximum of two tickets for most concerts.

  • Discounts

    As a subscription holder, the Elbphilharmonie Card benefits also apply to you: a discount of 10% off a maximum of two individually booked tickets for most concerts. Also, all aged 27 and under have the added benefit of an economically priced youth subscription – for most series, only €10.00 per concert.

  • Renewal: no problem

    A subscription is valid for the selected series in season and will be renewed for a second season automatically, unless written notice to terminate the renewal is given by 31 May.

  • Clash of appointments? Swop or transfer!

    If you are unable to attend a concert in your subscription series, a voucher will be issued, which you may then redeem for your chosen concert of the same promoter (exception: Hamburg Symphony Orchestra HaSy Concerts).

    A maximum of two swops per subscription and season is accepted. Swops can only be executed within season.

    The right to attend the subscribed concerts can also be transferred to third parties.

  • Online or in person

    Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (promoter: HamburgMusik gGmbH), Symphoniker Hamburg, Ensemble Resonanz and Kammermusikfreunde (Friends of Chamber Music) subscriptions can also be ordered in person at the ticket shop in the Brahms Kontor.

    Ticket Shop in the Brahms Kontor
    Located across from the Laeiszhalle on the ground floor of the Brahms Kontor (left-hand side).
    Johannes-Brahms-Platz 1
    20355 Hamburg

    Mon-Fri, 11:00-18:00
    Sat, 11:00-16:00

  • Terms & Conditions

    View the Terms & Conditions for subscriptions here (German).