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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:30
Elbphilharmonie Opening Festival
The Arditti Quartet is the first string quartet to perform in the Elbphilharmonie Recital Hall – a reward for its consistent involvement with contemporary music, which will have a prominent place in the new glassy »wave« in Hamburg’s harbour. The Arditti Quartet has been »the« benchmark for new quartet music for over four decades. That is not only true for audiences and music connoisseurs, but also for the leading composers of our time. Mauricio Kagel, Wolfgang Rihm, Helmut Lachenmann – all have written pieces specially for the Arditti Quartet.
Irvine Arditti violin
Ashot Sarkissjan violin
Ralf Ehlers viola
Lucas Fels violoncello
Quartett Nr. 6
Horizont auf hoher See (Uraufführung / Auftrag der Elbphilharmonie Hamburg und des Arditti Quartet, gefördert durch die Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung)
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Fragmenti (Deutsche Erstaufführung)
Streichquartett Nr. 3 »Grido«
Estimated end time: 21:30
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:30
Learn more about the history and background of the evening’s music programme at the pre-concert talk (in German).
Enjoy the View
Between the old Kaispeicher and the new glass structure is the Plaza, a public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie. Tickets for concerts in the Grand and Recital Halls include a visit to the Plaza; all other visitors require a Plaza ticket.More about the Plaza
A Diverse Cuisine
Food & Drink
A total of six bars in the Grand Hall and Recital Hall foyers offer concertgoers a varied cuisine before the start of events and in the intervals. Restaurants, cafés, delis and further bars await visitors in the »Störtebeker Elbphilharmonie« and in »The Westin Hamburg« Hotel.More about Food & Drink
The Recital Hall, designed in contrast to the Grand Hall in the classic »shoebox« style, offers seating for up to 550 people.
Finding Your Seat
All visitors enter the building via the main entrance. Admission takes place in the entrance foyer and is by concert ticket only. The »Tube«, an 82-metre-long, curved escalator, leads visitors up to the Plaza following admission
The Recital Hall is situated on the 10th floor and can be accessed via a stairway or lift. A cloakroom is located in the Recital Hall foyer.
Are you curious to find out what kind of view of the stage different seats have? To help select your favourite seat, use your mouse to activate the representative seat views.
The Elbphilharmonie can be easily reached by bus, underground, bicycle and ferry.
Underground line U3: Baumwall (approx. 450 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
Underground line U4: Überseequartier (approx. 950 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
Bus 111: Am Kaiserkai (Elbphilharmonie) (approx. 150 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
City bicycle (Stadtrad) stations: Am Baumwall and Am Kaiserkai / Großer Grasbrook
There are sufficient bicycle stands available in front of the Elbphilharmonie.
Ferry 72 (from Landungsbrücken pier): Elbphilharmonie pier (approx. 80 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
There is limited parking available in the Elbphilharmonie and the HafenCity.
Multistorey carpark »Speicherstadt«: Am Sandtorkai 6, 20457 Hamburg (722 parking spaces, approx. 750 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
Überseequartier underground carpark: Überseeallee 3, 20457 Hamburg (420 parking spaces, approx. 850 m from the Elbphilharmonie)
»Elbphilharmonie« multistorey carpark (open 24 hours a day, 433 parking spaces):
Parking charge per hour: €4.00
Please note that visitors to the Elbphilharmonie should use the entrance marked »Elbphilharmonie«. The entrance »Elbphilharmonie Hotel« is reserved for »The Westin Hamburg« hotel guests and the charge is €5.00 per hour.
All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. More information at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/accessibility.
The Elbphilharmonie is a special building situated in a special place. Allow for plenty of time for getting to the Elbphilharmonie and the way to the concert area. We suggest arriving at the main entrance 45 minutes before the start of the concert or event.
Concert tickets for the Grand and Recital Halls authorise a visit to the Plaza from two hours before the start of the concert or event. Visitors to the Kaistudios require a separate Plaza ticket to visit the Plaza.
The foyers of the Grand Hall an the Recital Hall open its doors 90 minutes before the start of concerts. The bars in each foyer open simultaneously.
Admission into the halls begins 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event.
Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire premises of the Elbphilharmonie.