The clock is ticking: on January 11 and 12, 2017 the new landmark of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, the Elbphilharmonie concert hall will celebrate its grand opening. Seats for the two opening concerts in the spectacular new concert hall on the river Elbe are highly coveted and not available on the free market. But the good news is: 1,000 exclusive tickets will be given away in a raffle. Anyone who wants to be there when the first notes are played in the Elbphilharmonie’s Grand Hall can now register online for the prize draw at lottery.elbphilharmonie.de/en.
General and Artistic Director Christoph Lieben-Seutter is looking forward to the winners: »With this prize draw, the Elbphilharmonie shows from the start that it’s a concert hall for everyone. We want to celebrate the opening not only with invited guests, but also with the people for whom the Elbphilharmonie has primarily been built: the citizens of Hamburg and music lovers from around the world.
The opening concerts on January 11 and 12, 2017 will be performed by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, under principal conductor Thomas Hengelbrock. The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra will make its home in the Grand Hall. The opening program will be the same on both nights, although the details have not been disclosed. Five international star singers will perform as guest soloists: Anja Harteros, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Philippe Jaroussky, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel, as well as the future resident organist Iveta Apkalna. A new piece written especially for the occasion by perhaps the most important living German composer, Wolfgang Rihm, will be played on both evenings: »Reminiszenz. Triptychon und Spruch in memoriam Hans Henny Jahnn (Reminiscence, Triptych and memorial address for Hans Henny Jahnn) for tenor and full orchestra. Jonas Kaufmann will perform as soloist.
1,000 tickets for the opening concerts to be given away by raffle – Registration online until July 7, 2016