Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal

CANCELLED: Anoushka Shankar: Love Letters

This concert has already taken place! € 57.00 | 52.00 | 36.00 | 17.00 | 10.00
This concert has already taken place! € 57.00 | 52.00 | 36.00 | 17.00 | 10.00

As a result of the new Germany-wide coronavirus restrictions that have been issued, all concerts in the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle have been cancelled from 2–30 November. This event has had to be cancelled. If you bought your tickets in the Elbphilharmonie's online shop, you will be refunded the purchase price via the payment method used for the original booking – you don't need to do anything. You'll find further details on refunds on the following page: Information on refunds for tickets to cancelled events

For a whole weekend Anoushka Shankar – sitar virtuoso, daughter of Ravi Shankar and a cosmopolitan musician nominated for six Grammy awards – is in charge of the music at the Elbphilharmonie. Her latest programme, »Love Letters«, is an intimate homage to the power of friendship among women.
As one of today's best sitar players, Anoushka Shankar carries on her famous father's legacy in her own remarkable way. This includes seeking exchange with other genres: with the Berlin Philharmonic as much as with DJs, folk musicians, and jazz artists like  Herbie Hancock and her half-sister Norah Jones. But Anoushka has also had difficult times to overcome, with health problems and heartache. These are reflected on her album »Love Letters«, which she produced together with female musicians like the Turkish singer-songwriter Alev Lenz: a hymn to friendship between strong women.


Anoushka Shankar sitar

Alev Lenz vocals, piano, tanpura

Nicki Wells vocals

Pirashanna Thevarajah mridangam, ghatam, morsing, kanjira, konnakol

Danny Keane cello, piano

Nina Harries bass, vocals


»Love Letters«

Duration approx. 60 Min.


Postponed: Reflektor Anoushka Shankar

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Gefördert durch die Stiftung Elbphilharmonie

From the Mediathek : Videos, Podcasts, Articles

Love Letters from London

Anoushka Shankar talks about her »Reflektor« weekend, the London scene and Ravi Shankar's legacy.

Anoushka Shankar: A Citizen of the World with Roots

How the sitar player found her way between India and the pulsating cities of Europe.

5 Questions to Anoushka Shankar

The sitar virtuoso about her European-Indian homeland and cross-border music.