NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra / Ma / Gilbert

Saisoneröffnung / Opening Night

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Crossing the pond

An American in Paris? No, in Hamburg! New Yorker Alan Gilbert has been in charge of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra since 2019. After the coronavirus wreaked havoc on his debut and second seasons in the role, it’s now finally time to really get going again. To that end, Gilbert has put popular classics of the musical interplay between the Old and New World on the programme, simultaneously providing a preview of the »Age of Anxiety« festival in February. In star guest Yo-Yo Ma, a long-time friend of Gilbert’s, the concert features another renowned figure who pioneered the promotion of international understanding through music.


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Yo-Yo Ma violoncello

conductor Alan Gilbert


Leonard Bernstein
Symphonic Dances from »West Side Story«

Samuel Barber
Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester a-Moll op. 22


George Gershwin
Summertime / aus der Oper »Porgy and Bess«

– Interval –

Mark-Anthony Turnage
Time Flies

George Gershwin
An American in Paris / Tone Poem for orchestra

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Concert Broadcast

The concert will be broadcast live on www.elbphilharmonie.de.

Promoter: HamburgMusik / NDR

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Opening Night: 2021/22 season

The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra under its chief conductor Alan Gilbert celebrates the opening of the new season – joined by star cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Available until 1.12.2021.

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Elbphilharmonie Plaza

A public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie

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Before the concert and in the interval

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