The Hamburg-based Elbphilharmonie is planning to reopen in September, with tickets sold on the basis of ’Book now, pay later’


Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie

Having been closed since mid-March as a result of the coronavirus restrictions, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie is planning to reopen in September.

Individual tickets will be sold on the basis of ‘Book now, pay later’, so that customers can buy tickets without risk in the event that concerts are cancelled as a result of the Corona pandemic. Booking has been open since 26 May, but the tickets only need to be paid for once it is clear that the concert will take place – six weeks before the date at the latest.

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The first concerts after nearly 6 months’ break will feature the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the baton of chief conductor Manfred Honeck. They will join forces with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to pay tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven, for his 250th anniversary. In addition the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, together with its chief conductor Alan Gilbert and violinist Leonidas Kavakos, will play Stravinsky’s Concerto en Ré, giving a foretaste of the festival ‘Stravinsky in Hamburg’, scheduled for April 2021.

Another string highlights of the new seaon include a six-day residency from the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

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