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Thomas Hampson
Thomas Hampson © Dario Acosta
The Philharmonics
The Philharmonics © Fadil Berisha

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal
Wed, 25 Jan 2017   20:00

Thomas Hampson & The Philharmonics

Elbphilharmonie Opening Festival

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He has the most beautiful baritone voice in the world, owns a large collection of Grammy and Echo statuettes that adorn his mantelpiece and he looks just like a movie star! As part of the Elbphilharmonie Opening festival, star baritone Thomas Hampson dedicates his concert to the famous Philharmonics of light entertainment and takes his audience back to the »Golden Ages« of the Viennese Fin de Siècle and 1930s New York.

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Thomas Hampson baritone

The Philharmonics

Tibor Kováč violin
Sebastian Gürtler violin
Thilo Fechner viola
Stephan Koncz violoncello
Ödön Rácz double bass
Daniel Ottensamer clarinet
Gerald Preinfalk saxophone
Christoph Traxler piano
Matheus Jardim percussion


»Golden Times« / Vom Wiener Fin de Siècle ins New York der 30er Jahre
Lieder, Songs und Standards von Johann Strauß (Sohn), Georges Bizet, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter und anderen

Johann Strauß (Sohn)
Ouvertüre zu »Die Fledermaus« / Arrangement: Sebastian Gürtler

José Feliciano
Feliz Navidad / Arrangement: Sebastian Gürtler

Camille Saint-Saëns / Henry Mancini
Big Baby Elephant / Arrangement: Stephan Koncz

Irving Berlin
Blue Skies / Arrangement: Christoph Traxler

George Gershwin
Love walked in / The Goldwyn Follies / Arrangement: Stephan Koncz
Embraceable You / Girl Crazy / Arrangement: Christoph Traxler

Kurt Weill
Die Moritat von Mackie Messer / Mack the knife / Dreigroschenoper / Arrangement: Christoph Traxler

- Pause -

Stephan Koncz
Russian Ouverture / Nach Themen von P.I. Tschaikowsky

Freddie Mercury
Bohemian Rhapsody / Arrangement: Sebastian Gürtler

Artie Shaw
Rose Room / Arrangement: Daniel Ottensamer / Nobuo Watanabe

Cole Porter
I've got you under my skin / Born to Dance / Arrangement: Stephan Koncz
Let's do it (let's fall in love) / Arrangement: Christoph Traxler

George Gershwin
Somebody loves me / George White's scandals of 1924 / Arrangement: Stephan Koncz
I got Rhythm / Girl Crazy / Arrangement: Christoph Traxler


George Gershwin
I got Rhythm aus »Girl Crazy«

Emmerich Kálmán
Komm, Zigany / Gräfin Mariza

Pre-Concert Talk
19:00 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Großer Saal

Estimated end time

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • Coughing, Clapping, Chatting – Recommendations for Sensitive Acoustics

    A concert at the Elbphilharmonie is a unique experience for both audience and artists. Guests and musicians alike rave about the precise acoustics in the Grand Hall. You can hear every note, even from the highest balcony.

    Unfortunately, the opposite is also true: even presumably quiet noises from the audience are clearly audible in the entire hall. We therefore ask our visitors to take the following recommendations into consideration, because »Everything Can Be Heard Here«.

  • Cloakroom

    The main cloakroom of the Grand Hall is situated on the 11th floor, at the south and north side of the Elbphilharmonie.

    Baby carriages, wheeled walkers, walking-stick umbrellas, handbags larger than DIN A3 (42 cm x 30 cm) as well as sport bags, backpacks and suitcases must be checked in at the cloakroom. If required, wheeled walkers can be parked in the immediate vicinity of the hall entrances. Our front of house staff is happy to assist you in this regard.

    Cloakroom fee: €1.50

  • 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.

    Multistorey car park in the Elbphilharmonie (open 24/7, 435 parking spaces):
    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.

    The car park operator APCOA offers a flat rate of €10.00 for four hours of parking. Every further hour or part thereof costs €5.00 as per the regular parking charge. The flat rate is only valid online and must be booked at least two hours in advance. Book the flat rate online at www.apcoa.de.

    APCOA answers frequently asked questions about advance booking here.

    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. Late seating is not guaranteed and latecomers may not be admitted to the concert hall.

    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; for events offering pre-concert talks, admission into the halls begins 60 minutes before the start of the concert.

  • 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.

Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall
Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall © Chris Lee

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