Hamburg’s exciting new landmark, the Elbphilharmonie, is all over social media in the run-up to the opening concert on Wednesday (January 11) as well as the planned Digital Concert Hall and the 360° live-stream of festivities. The first edition of the “Elbphilharmonie Magazine” went on sale last Thursday (January 5, 2017) at newsstands, on subscription and in the shop on the Elbphilharmonie’s Plaza.
The new “Elbphilharmonie Magazine” offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Hamburg’s new concert hall for lovers of print. The magazine is to be published three times per year with reports and essays about upcoming concerts, portraits of musicians and photos series focusing on the Elbphilharmonie and giving Hamburg a new, international musical edge.
The first edition focuses on the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra’s rehearsals in early September last year and lauds the very special design by the world famous architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Upcoming performances by the U.S. star cellist Yo-Yo Ma form the lead into a report about the allure of cellos. Another portrait is dedicated to the former General Music Director of Hamburg, Ingo Metzmacher, who will conduct two concerts during the opening festival.
Rediscovering childlike amazement
The cover photo of the magazine shows four children just weeks before the opening in the Grand Hall. The story reflects their amazement and what they imagined on viewing the architecture. The children’s delight is likely to be echoed when people explore the concert hall – its architecture, the views of the city and port and the strains of music in both the Grand Hall and Small Hall.
The “Elbphilharmonie Magazine” targets readers keen on inside views of the concert hall. Designed and penned in Hamburg and printed in north Germany, the magazine costs EUR 6.50 at newsstands and EUR 15 (EUR 10, for those under 28 year) per subscription. Digital and virtual views are available here.