New tickets for Elbphilharmonie - latest season marked by diversity

Orchestras from Hamburg and guests from all corners of the globe among performers
15 September 2020
Saisoneröffnung Elbphilharmonie

The Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle have reopened their doors to music lovers for concerts by musicians such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Christian Tetzlaff and Yuja Wang and conductors including Kent Nagano in the coming weeks. Around 90,000 tickets are on sale for about 200 events in September and October 2020. Performances by many local and international ensembles and artists are among the highlights.

Local ensembles and international guests

The 2020/21 season is programme is updated regularly and tickets go on sale a month earlier meaning tickets for November can be purchased in early October. The Elbphilharmonie is preparing to host a wide range of concerts featuring international guests and local orchestras including the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg and Symphoniker Hamburg and Ensemble Resonanz. Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, for instance, is continuing her residency as a soloist with the "Dies irae" project. The British composer-in-residence Thomas Adès will perform with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen several times this season. Several major orchestras, such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Munich Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic Orchestra are on tour and will perform in Hamburg as well albeit with fewer musicians to comply with corona-induced conditions. Several events will be held to mark what would have been Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday.

Limited places amid corona

The maximum seating capacity is currently 628 instead of 2,100 seats in the Elbphilharmonie’s Grand Hall and 136 instead of 540 seats in the Small Hall. The concerts will be performed without intermissions and twice on the same evening to enable as many people as possible to attend them. Concertgoers must comply with the 1.5-metre social distancing rule and wear masks in all corridors. Visitors can remove their masks once they have taken their seats in the hall.