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Elbphilharmonie unveils 2017/2018 programme

Over 600 concerts, 20 leading orchestras and many global soloists feature in Elphilharmonie's new concert season

The Elbphilharmonie presented Monday the programme for the upcoming 2017/18 season during a press conference attended by Dr. Carsten Brosda, Senator of Culture and Christoph Lieben-Seutter, General and Artistic Director of the Elbphilharmonie. The new concert hall is now setting its sights on its first regular season. By summer 2017, more than 480,000 people will already have experienced a concert live at the Elbphilharmonie since the opening in January.

“The 2017/18 concert season in the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle will be much more extensive than originally planned. Huge visitor interest from Hamburg and around the world enables us to present a tightly packed, varied and exciting programme that can very much hold its own with the magnificent opening months,” said Lieben-Seutter.

Top world orchestras

The programme weaves a web of some 600 concerts that showcase classical music, jazz, electronic music, world music, avant-garde and pop. An extended offer for children and youths and the Elbphilharmonie’s world of musical instruments will allow as many people as possible to experience the new concert hall, said Brosda.

Over the past few months, there has been a veritable run on Elbphilharmonie tickets. Some 850,000 tickets will be issued for the new season. Ticket presales start at 10 am on June 12, 2017. To give as many people as possible a chance to obtain tickets, a limit of four tickets per concert and no more than ten per transaction applies. More concerts will be added causing a rise in the number of tickets available.

Some 20 top-notch orchestras from all over the world will be performing in the Elbphilharmonie including two from the U.S. (Cleveland and Philadelphia), three from London, and leading ensembles from St Petersburg, Perm, Montreal, Amsterdam, Rome, Birmingham, Zurich, Berlin, Leipzig and Munich. The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra) from Munich will give performances on three evenings alone.

Hamburg International Music Festival

Several themed festivals exploring topics such as music from the Caucasus, Schubert’s “Winterreise” (“A Winter Journey”) and Bohemian and Czech chamber music will be accompanied by enthralling portraits of musicians such as the composer and conductor Peter Eötvös, the pianists Daniil Trifonov and Murrary Perahia, the baritone Matthias Goerne and the artists Bryce Dessner and Yaron Herman, who oscillate between independent, jazz and notated music. The crowning glory of the season will be the 3rd Hamburg International Music Festival (April 27-May 29), which will be held under the motto of “utopia”.

All orders for subscriptions received by May 22, 2017 will be dealt with equally. Should demand exceed availability, the tickets will be allocated at random from all orders submitted.

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