Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: The Opening Concert


“HERE TIME BECOMES SPACE” : In January 2017 the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg finally opened its doors with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester under the baton of Principal Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and several top-class soloists. The audience enjoyed an exceptional celebration with numerous guests from the worlds of culture and politics, plus 1,000 people who won tickets in an international raffle. The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester performed an exciting programme that spans across all musical eras, from the Renaissance to the present. It culminated in a brand-new commissioned work, created especially for this occasion by the most important living German composer Wolfgang Rihm. In varying instrumentation and with outstanding soloists the possibilities of the Grand Hall and its acoustics are explored.

Additional Info

  • No: A055506100000
  • Composer: Beethoven, Britten, Caccini, Cavalieri, Liebermann, Messiaen, Praetorius, Rihm, Wagner, Zimmermann
  • Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock
  • Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, NDR Chor, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
  • Artists: Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Pavol Breslik, Bryn Terfel, Philippe Jaroussky, Iveta Apkalna
  • Production year: 2017
  • Run time: 01:52:00
  • Producers: Produced by NDR, distributed by UNITEL under license by Studio Hamburg Enterprises GmbH
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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