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Kent Nagano
Kent Nagano © Benjamin Ealovega
Mikhail Pletnev
Mikhail Pletnev
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg © Felix Broede

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal
Sun, 13 May 2018   11:00

Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra / Pletnev/ Nagano

Hamburg International Music Festival

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He was passionate and determined in everything he did, composing and writing articles, thinking and acting. If a risk presented itself, Robert Schumann took it. He was unique in his creative egocentricity, looking up to others and suffering from his own personality: he poured his lifeblood into even the smallest project. A perfectionist by nature, Schumann was an incessant student, and aimed to create something new with every work he composed. The Konzertstück for Four Horns shows this clearly, as does his famous Piano Concerto in A minor, both of which feature on the programme of the ninth Philharmonic Concert. Schumann’s aspiration to be innovative takes on particular urgency in his symphonies: in the Third Symphony, he finally manages to break free of established tradition.

Please note: Hamburg’s port anniversary celebrations take place from 10-13 May in the immediate vicinity of the Elbphilharmonie. As a result, access to the Elbphilharmonie is restricted. Closures and restrictions during port anniversary.


Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

Pascal Deuber french horn

Isaak Seidenberg french horn

Ralph Ficker french horn

Jonathan Wegloop french horn

Mikhail Pletnev piano

conductor Kent Nagano


Robert Schumann
Konzertstück für vier Hörner und großes Orchester F-Dur op. 86
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester a-Moll op. 54

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Robert Schumann
Sinfonie Nr. 3 Es-Dur op. 97 »Rheinische«

Estimated end time: 13:30

Promoter: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

Concert-Related Events

Grand Hall

Sun, 13 May 2018 10:00 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal

Pre-Concert Talk

Learn more about the history and background of the evening’s music programme at the pre-concert talk (in German).

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Recital Hall Foyer

Sun, 13 May 2018 10:30 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Foyer Kleiner Saal

Spielplatz Orchester

Wenn Eltern oder Großeltern am Sonntagvormittag ins Konzert gehen, können sie ihre Kinder und Enkelkinder gerne mitbringen! Kinder zwischen 4 und 8 Jahren erwartet beim Spielplatz Orchester ein abwechslungsreiches Programm: Philharmoniker stellen ihre Instrumente vor, die Kinder können Instrumente basteln, lernen Komponisten kennen und erleben nach Möglichkeit einen kurzen Ausschnitt des Konzerts live im Saal.

Elbphilharmonie Plaza

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 two hours before the start of the concert or event; all other visitors require a Plaza ticket.

More about the Plaza
Elbphilharmonie / Foyer Großer Saal

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


Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Großer Saal

Heart of the Elbphilharmonie: the Grand Hall seats 2,000 guests in the »vineyard« style. The stage for artists and orchestras is situated at the centre of the concert hall and is surrounded by terraced seating.

  • 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.

    From the Plaza, access to the concert foyers is via stairs and lifts. The main cloakroom is situated on the 11th floor and the hall entrances are on floors 12, 13, 15 and 16. Please follow signs to the area in which your designated seat is located, as indicated on your ticket.

  • Seat Preview

    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.

  • Getting Here

    Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
    Platz der Deutschen Einheit
    20457 Hamburg

    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

  • Parking

    There is limited parking available in the Elbphilharmonie and the HafenCity.

    »Elbphilharmonie« multistorey car park (open 24 hours a day, 433 parking spaces):
    Parking charge per hour: €4.50
    Daily rate: €50.00
    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.

    Multistorey car park »Speicherstadt«: Am Sandtorkai 6, 20457 Hamburg (722 parking spaces, approx. 750 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

    Überseequartier underground car park: Überseeallee 3, 20457 Hamburg (420 parking spaces, approx. 850 m from the Elbphilharmonie)

  • Accessibility

    All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. More information at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/accessibility.

  • Arrival Time

    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 first-time Elbphilharmonie visitors arrive at the main entrance 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event. Please note that it may not be possible to accommodate latecomers.

    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 and Recital Halls open their doors 90 minutes before the start of the concert or event. The bars in each foyer open simultaneously.

    Admission into the halls begins 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event.

  • Smoking Ban

    Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire premises of the Elbphilharmonie.

  • Photography and Video Recordings

    Photography is permitted at the Elbphilharmonie for private purposes only. Please respect the privacy of other visitors and help ensure an undisturbed concert experience for all guests and artists. Employees and artists may not be photographed.

    Photography, audio or video recordings of concerts and events are strictly prohibited.

    Event-related video recordings or photographs for editorial or commercial purposes must be authorised by the Press Office of the Elbphilharmonie.

Grand Hall
Elbphilharmonie Großer Saal © Michael Zapf


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