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Classical music & opera

Unforgettable sounds from traditional to modern

The history of music in Hamburg goes back to the 17th century, and Hamburg continues to play a major role in the global world of classical music. One of the world's leading opera houses, the Hamburg State Opera provides unparalleled music experiences, with both classic and modern interpretations. Whether traditional or contemporary – the Hanseatic city offers the perfect setting for every type of classical music. The beautiful Laeiszhalle, which due to its layout is ideally suited to classical concerts from the early romantic era, awaits audiences in close proximity to Johannes Brahms’ birthplace. A beacon for the city’s future in music, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is a delight to the ears, ensuring a truly unique sound experience. The Elbphilharmonie’s highly diverse programme includes works from the beginnings of polyphonic music just like exciting contemporary pieces. Hamburg’s ensembles, orchestras, choirs and soloists create unforgettable music events across the city, with venues ranging from a former WW2 bunker in St Pauli to historic churches and diverse open-air locations – ensuring that audiences can enjoy traditional and modern classic music to the full.

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Composers Quarter

The Hamburg Composers' Quarter is an association of various museums that offer exciting and interactive insights into the biographies of world-famous composers.

Composers Quarter

Komponisten-Quartier

Peterstraße 28
20355 Hamburg

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Elbphilharmonie

The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is truly building of superlatives and has set itself the goal of becoming one of the ten best concert halls in the world. The fact that it has the best chances to get there is not only due to the spectacular architecture, but also to the unique acoustics.

Elbphilharmonie

Elbphilharmonie

Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1
20457 Hamburg

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Hamburgische Staatsoper

Visitors to Hamburg who are looking for high-class opera entertainment will be spoiled with grandiose performances in the time-honoured Hamburg State Opera.

Hamburgische Staatsoper

Hamburgische Staatsoper

Große Theaterstraße 25
20354 Hamburg

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International Music Festival Hamburg

"Identity" is the motto of the 4th Hamburg International Music Festival, which will take place from 27 April to 29 May 2019. Following its three predecessors in 2014, 2016 and 2018, the Musikfest is now for the first time on course for an annual rhythm.

International Music Festival Hamburg

Internationales Musikfest Hamburg

Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1
20457 Hamburg

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Laeiszhalle

The magnificent, neo-baroque structure of the Laeiszhalle provides a wonderful ambience for an unforgettable evening of classical music, not to mention the jazz, pop and children's concerts.

Laeiszhalle

Laeiszhalle

Johannes-Brahms-Platz
20355 Hamburg

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Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival

Enjoy classical music at extraordinary locations at one of the largest festivals in the world in terms of area at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival

Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival


Schleswig-Holstein

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KLANG DER HAMBURER ORCHESTER Classical concert in the hanseatic city

Hauptkirche St. Michaelis
© Felix Neumann

Hamburger Camerata

  • 10.10.2019
  • 20:00
  • Hauptkirche St. Michaelis zu Hamburg
Anleger Jungfernstieg
© Johannes Beschoner

Hamburger Camerata

  • 13.09.2019
  • 19:00
  • Anleger Jungfernstieg
St. Johanniskirche Altona - Kulturkirche
© Kirche Hamburg

Auftakt zum Beethoven Jubiläums Jahr

  • 14.09.2019
  • 19:30
  • St. Johannis – Kulturkirche Altona
Ensemble Resonanz / »auge«
© Rocket & Wink

Ensemble Resonanz / »auge« / »eye«

  • 18.09.2019
  • 19:30
  • Elbphilharmonie (Kleiner Saal)
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
© Dario Acosta

Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra

  • 29.09.2019
  • 16:00
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
© Jason Joyce

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Grainyt-Tyla

  • 08.10.2019
  • 20:00
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)
Laeiszhalle - Kleiner Saal
© Thies Rätzke

SaitenWind Trio

  • 09.10.2019
  • 20:00
  • Laeiszhalle (Kleiner Saal)
NDR Kammerkonzert
© Peter Hundert

NDR Kammerkonzert

  • 21.10.2019
  • 20:00
  • Rolf-Liebermann-Studio
Hauptkirche St. Michaelis
© Felix Neumann

Bach-Wochen 2019 - Hauptkirche St. Michaelis Hamburg

  • 23.10.2019
  • 19:30
  • Hauptkirche St. Michaelis zu Hamburg
Foto: Felix Broede

2. Philharmonisches Konzert

  • 27.10.2019
  • 16:00
  • Elbphilharmonie (Großer Saal)
Barclaycard Arena
© Barclaycard Arena / Thomas Ebert

The World of Hans Zimmer - A Symphonic Celebration

  • 13.11.2019
  • 20:00
  • Barclaycard Arena
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© Berndt Andresen

Wasserlichtkonzerte

  • 20.08.2019
  • 22:00
  • Planten un Blomen (Parksee)
Lunchkonzerte in der Handelskammer
© Ulrich Bildstein

Lunchkonzerte in der Handelskammer Hamburg

  • 18.07.2019
  • 12:30
  • Hamburger Börse

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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
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Mahler Chamber Orchestra Orchestra from all over the world - concert 14th December 2019

 

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €

 

Mahler Chamber Orchestra
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Reisepaket: Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris
© Johannes Ifkovits

Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris tickets in price categorie 2 - concert 25th October 2019

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris
© Johannes Ifkovits

Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris tickets in price categorie 2 - concert 25th October 2019

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: International Soloists - Fazil Say
© Marco Borggreve

International Soloists - Fazil Say Freedom of Expression - concert 08th February 2020

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
International Soloists - Fazil Say
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: International Soloists - Jan Lisiecki
© Christoph Köstlin

International Soloists - Jan Lisiecki With a youthful swing - concert 02nd November 2019

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg 
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €

 

International Soloists - Jan Lisiecki
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: International Soloists - Gautier Capuçon & Yuja Wang
© Julia Wesely

International Soloists - Gautier Capuçon & Yuja Wang Magic Interaction - concert 08th January 2020

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
International Soloists - Gautier Capuçon & Yuja Wang
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: Master Pianists - Igor Levit
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Master Pianists - Igor Levit Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas - concert 18th September 2019

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • ticket for Igor Levit
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
Master Pianists - Igor Levit
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: Master Pianists - Igor Levit
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Master Pianists - Igor Levit Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas - concert 19th September 2019

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
Master Pianists - Igor Levit
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Package: Master Pianists - Igor Levit
© Robbie Lawrence

Master Pianists - Igor Levit Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas - concert 17th November 2019

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
Master Pianists - Igor Levit
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: Fascination Classical - Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
© Marie Staggat

Fascination Classical - Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg From the freedom of the classical - concert 21th November 2019

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg 
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
Fascination Classical - Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: Fascination Classical - Russian National Orchestra
© Konrad Cwik

Fascination Classical - Russian National Orchestra Russian romance - concert 26th November 2019

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
Fascination Classical - Russian National Orchestra
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: Fascination Classical - Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
© John Mac

Fascination Classical - Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Favorite Items - concert 19th December 2019

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
Fascination Classical - Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
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From 224.00
Concert in Grand Hall
Package: Fascination classic - Orchestre National de France
© UweArens

Fascination classic - Orchestre National de France Visually Stunning - concert 14th January 2020

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
Fascination classic - Orchestre National de France
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Concert in Grand Hall
Reisepaket: Große Stimmen - Daniel Behle
© Marco Borggreve

Great Voices - Daniel Behle In Love with Mozart - concert 16th October 2019

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €

 

Great Voices - Daniel Behle
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: A Christmas Fairy Tale
© Sophie Zhai

A Christmas Fairy Tale Christmas songs from Germany - concert 22th December 2019

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
A Christmas Fairy Tale
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: International Orchestras - San Francisco Symphony
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International Orchestras - San Francisco Symphony Rugged Soundscapes - concert 25th March 2020

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
International Orchestras - San Francisco Symphony
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CITY OF MUSIC Discover the sound of Hamburg

© Felix Broede

Top-class musicians and unforgettable sounds Hamburg’s orchestras & ensembles

Hamburg is not only the gateway to the international music world, but is also setting the bar with the city's orchestras at venues such as the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Laeiszhalle, and the Hamburg State Opera.

Hamburg’s orchestras & ensembles
© J. Konrad Schmidt

Exploring the city’s unique music scene with all your senses Hamburg’s music history

Hamburg’s vibrant music scene is deeply rooted in the history of the city. Institutions such as St Michael's Church, the Hamburg State Opera and the Laeiszhalle bear the splendour of many great composers, and their legacy still reverberates today.

Hamburg’s music history
© Johannes Leistner

Theatre, Museums, Galleries & Music Culture & Music in Hamburg

Hamburg's cultural offers could hardly be more diverse: Countless theatres, museums and galleries, as well as the opera and a colourful clubbing scene make Hamburg a pure cultural pleasure.

Culture & Music in Hamburg

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