A Sneak Peek into Elbphilharmonie


From the laying of the foundation stone to the presentation of the first Elbphilharmonie season: A mixture of ceremonies, productions and concerts help shorten the waiting time before the Grand Opening of the new concert hall.

Laying of the Foundation Stone
On 28 February 2007, the parliament of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg voted in favour of building the Elbphilharmonie. On 2 April 2007, the foundation stone was laid.

The last floor is in: In May 2010, the completion of the shellwork is celebrated.

Elbphilharmonie Open Air
In 2011 the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg invites its guests to the HafenCity for a whole weekend to experience the Elbphilharmonie Open Air.
Human Requiem
In 2012, the Hamburg Theater Festival staged a spectacular festive opening on the plaza of the Elbphilharmonie with Brahms's major choral work "Ein deutsches Requiem".

The theater festival "A Human Requiem"

re-rite. You are the Orchestra!
In May 2013 the multimediale performance »re-rite. You are the orchestra!" took place in the Kaispeicher. 29 cameras filmed the Philharmonia Orchestra London  performing under its chief executive Esa-Pekka Salonen.
The concert programm 16/17
In April 2016 the Elbphilharmonie presented the first season's concert program in the new house's car park. Program highlights could be admired as street art works.
Felix Jaehn
Just a few weeks before the opening of the Elbphilharmonie, the DJ Felix Jaehn celebrated the end of his »Bonfire« tour in the Elbphilharmonie car park.
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