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Countdown is on - drone flight gives new glimpses of Elbphilharmonie

360° panorama view, Instagram and “Elphilzer” show new aspects of concert hall

The countdown to the opening of the Elbphilharmonie next January is underway and a new web page is now giving virtual glimpses of the outstanding architecture and unique location. The page complements the official web page where information can be found about the concert hall, the music programme and tickets.

Taking part on Instagram

The architecture of the Elbphilharmonie and its glittering glass façade are the highlights of a drone flight on the new web page. Two drones called “Rock” and “Roll” take viewers on a quick flight around the building giving surprising glimpses of Hamburg’s new landmark and the city.

Keen photographers can take part in a 360° degree project and post their snaps of the Elbphilharmonie on Instagram under #myelphi360. The best photos taken from the many different perspectives will then feature on a new online platform.

Web page accompanies opening of Plaza

A 360° degree panorama view, taken from the roof of the Elbphilharmonie, reverses the view and shows spectacular vistas of Hamburg. It also gives information about numerous excursions and cultural highlights in the vicinity. The “Elphilzer” lets visitors create sounds in the virtual concert hall, which are shown on a graph and sketches the outlines of the “Grand Concert Hall.” The visitor can choose from musical instruments including a harp, piano and percussion instruments. Tunes can be saved and sent as a musical greeting.

Apart from the interactive elements, the web page also highlights events in the run-up to the opening of the Elbphilharmonie – such as the opening of the Plaza from November 4 or a sound installation called “The Ship” by the musician and producer, Brian Eno, in the Kaispeicher from November 5.

Tickets for opening season available

The grand opening of the Elbphilharmonie is scheduled for January 11-12, 2017. Online tickets for concerts in the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle went on sale in June and many categories of tickets are still available.

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