Christmas with friends
For many years, the trombonist, singer and producer Nils Landgren – now well-established as one of Europe’s most versatile, creative and successful jazz musicians – dreamed of putting on a musical Christmas celebration in the company of good friends and with a selection of the many, very diverse Christmas songs he had come across over the course of his career. That dream became reality in 2006. And because »Christmas With My Friends« soon became known among fans and critics alike as one of the best Christmas records ever made, Landgren is taking the programme on tour again in 2023.
Nils Landgren trombone, vocals
Jeanette Köhn vocals
Sharon Dyall vocals
Jessica Pilnäs vocals
Jonas Knutsson saxophone
Johan Norberg guitar
Clas Lassbo double bass
Ida Sand piano, vocals
»Christmas with My Friends«
Promoter: Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion
Since 1908, the Laeiszhalle has been a meeting place for Hamburg's musical life. The neo-baroque Laeiszhalle Grand Hall accommodates over 2,000 guests. (Please note: The Laeiszhalle is a separate concert hall located three kilometres away from the Elbphilharmonie.)
Strollers, prams, wheeled walkers, walking-stick umbrellas, bags sized A3 (42 cm x 30 cm) or above, sport bags, backpacks and luggage must be checked in at the cloakroom.
Jackets and handbags may be taken into the hall.
Facilities for ladies are located behind the cloakrooms on all floors. Facilities for gentlemen can be found on the landing between the floors, also located behind the cloakrooms.
A fully accessible toilet for persons with mobility disabilities is located behind the cloakroom on the ground floor (Parkett links).
Getting here & parking
The Laeiszhalle can be easily reached by bus, underground and bicycle.
The nearest stops include:
Underground line U2: Gänsemarkt / Messehallen
Underground line U1: Stephansplatz
Bus 3, X35, 112: Johannes-Brahms-Platz
Bus X3: U Gänsemarkt (Valentinskamp)
Bus 4, 5, 109: Stephansplatz
StadtRAD (public city bicycle) station: Sievekingplatz / Gorch-Fock-Wall
There are bicycle stands available in front of the Laeiszhalle.
Gänsemarkt multistorey car park: Dammtorwall / Welckerstrasse
Rate per hour or part thereof: €4.50
Night rate (18:00–06:00): maximum €11
24-hour rate: maximum €30
Please note: There are several construction sites in the immediate vicinity of the Laeiszhalle which may make it difficult to get to the concert. Please therefore plan enough time for your journey to the concert.
Laeiszhalle is not at the Elbphilharmonie
The Laeiszhalle is a separate concert hall located three kilometres away from the Elbphilharmonie.
We suggest visitors arrive at the Laeiszhalle main entrance not later than 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event. Late seating is not guaranteed and latecomers may not be admitted to the concert hall.
The entrance of the Recital Hall is located on Gorch-Fock-Wall.
Admission times Grand Hall and Recital Hall:
Events without pre-concert talk:
Foyer: 60 minutes before the start of the event
Hall: 30 minutes before the start of the event
Events with pre-concert talk:
Foyer: 90 minutes before the start of the event
Hall: 15 minutes before the start of the talk
If a pre-concert talk is offered for this event, it is noted above under PROGRAMME.
All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. More information at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/accessibility.
Photography and video recordings
Photography is permitted at the Laeiszhalle 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 and Laeiszhalle.
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