NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra / Yuja Wang / Alan Gilbert

Federal President’s Benefit Concert – 2G+ AND PHYSICAL DISTANCE

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Concert for a good cause

Every year, the German Federal President sends out invitations to a charity concert with top-class orchestras, conductors and soloists; the concert is given in a different federal state each time. The proceeds from the concert series, originally set up by Richard von Weizsäcker in 1988, benefit social or cultural organisations. This year, a part of the the concert proceeds will be used to support projects that supply medical care to the homeless. In 2022 it is Hamburg’s turn to host the event, which will take place in the spectacular concert hall by the Elbe River together with the Elbphilharmonie’s orchestra in residence. Conductor Alan Gilbert leads the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, with the outstanding Chinese pianist Yuja Wang as guest soloist.


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Yuja Wang piano

conductor Alan Gilbert


Ludwig van Beethoven
Ouvertüre zu »Fidelio« op. 72

Franz Liszt
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 Es-Dur S 124

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sinfonie Nr. 5 c-Moll op. 67

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Yuja Wang

Concert Broadcast

The concert will be broadcast live in the Elbphilharmonie Mediatheque.

Promoter: NDR

From the Mediatheque : Videos, Podcasts, Articles

Yuja Wang – a portrait

Looking beyond the prejudices: about the fantastic pianist Yuja Wang, and why she can serve as a role model.

The German President's Charity Concert

The German President's big charity concert – live from the Elbphilharmonie, with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, conductor Alan Gilbert and soloist Yuja Wang.

Jordi Savall: Beethoven’s 6th Symphony
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Video on demand from 5 Dec 2021 : Jordi Savall: Beethoven’s 6th Symphony

»Excitingly different« – the legendary conductor and his Early Music ensemble in the Laeiszhalle.

The Big Beethoven ABC

To mark the composer’s 250th birthday: Ludwig van Beethoven from A to Z.

Elbphilharmonie Sessions: Claire Huangci
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Video on demand from 2 Apr 2020 : Elbphilharmonie Sessions: Claire Huangci

Johannes Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 1 from the Elbphilharmonie Recital Hall

During your visit

Elbphilharmonie Plaza

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

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Food and Drink

Before the concert and in the interval

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