NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra / Ozone / Gilbert (2G)

New Year’s Concert / Please note the change of artist and programme

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NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra © Nikolaj Lund
Alan Gilbert
Alan Gilbert © Peter Hundert

Musical dynamite

Please note: This event takes place according to the »2G« regulation – only people who are vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 will be admitted: Your visit during the coronavirus pandemic

Bringing in the New Year with a bang: the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day concerts have been season highlights ever since the Elbphilharmonie opened. The Italian jazz and pop icon Stefano Bollani was originally invited as a soloist for the 2021/22 events, but he has sadly been forced to cancel due to international travel restrictions. Stepping in for Bollani is an artist who garners just as much respect in the global jazz scene: the Japanese pianist Makoto Ozone, who has worked with Gary Burton and Chick Corea, and who, like Bollani, is a regular in classical concert halls.

Not only does Ozone share this openness for both musical worlds with chief conductor Alan Gilbert, it also follows in the tradition of George Gershwin’s great compositions. His famous »Rhapsody in Blue« incorporated blues into classical music for the first time in 1924, an introduction that was long overdue. And so the work is at the centre of the rousing New Year programme, which Alan Gilbert opens with Antonín Dvořák’s ebullient »Carnival« Overture and continues with John Adams’ great foxtrot for orchestra »The Chairman Dances«.


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Makoto Ozone piano

conductor Alan Gilbert


Antonín Dvořák
Karneval / Konzertouvertüre op. 92

John Adams
The Chairman Dances / Foxtrott für Orchester

George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue (Fassung für Klavier und Orchester)

30.12.: Makoto Ozone

30.12.: George Gershwin
Porgy and Bess / I Loves You, Porgy

31.12.: Chick Corea

31.12.: George Gershwin
The Man I Love

01.01.: Makoto Ozone

01.01.: George Gershwin
Oh, Kay! / Someone to Watch Over Me

– Interval –

Sergej Rachmaninow
Sinfonische Tänze op. 45

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Promoter: HamburgMusik / NDR

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