The Elbphilharmonie, the “hall of wonders” (The Guardian), is undoubtedly the new landmark of Hamburg, a monumental synthesis of breath-taking architecture, a unique location and a world-class concert hall. Here time becomes space! The Elbphilharmonie opens its doors with an inaugural concert of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester under the baton of
Principal Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and several top-class soloists. In varying instrumentation the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester explores the possibilities of the Elbphilharmonie’s Grand Hall and its acoustics with an exciting programme that spans across all musical eras, from the Renaissance to the present. It culminates in a brand-new commissioned work, created especially for this occasion by the most important living German composer, Wolfgang Rihm. “A striking building, a scintillating concert!” (The New York Times).