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New CD release

Schubert, Webern, Mahler from 21 June

The new CD by the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra with Kent Nagano will be released on 21 June 2024. The recordings, which were made in 2021 in the Laeiszhalle and the Elbphilharmonie, are available from FARAO classics. "The Schubert-Mahler-Webern triad contains an important piece of music history that we can perceive here, as if under a magnifying glass, in the way the works are interwoven," says Kent Nagano, explaining the idea. "It is part of the history of Romanticism in its late phase, how it shimmers in new colours at the tipping point to modernism."

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Award ceremony on 29 September

Brahms Prize for Kent Nagano

The Brahms-Gesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein is awarding this year's Brahms Prize to Kent Nagano: "In recent years in particular, as GMD of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, he has increasingly focussed on Johannes Brahms and opened up new perspectives on the work of the North German composer. In Kent Nagano's personality, the spirit of discovery and the joy of innovation are combined in an unusual way with a clear view of the dignity of our cultural heritage." The Brahms Prize will be awarded on 29 September 2024 at 7.30 pm in St. Bartholomew's Church in Wesselburen. Kent Nagano will be accompanied by the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, which will perform works by Johannes Brahms and Richard Strauss under his baton and in his honour.

season 2024/25

Out now: opera and concert season

It's the finale. The last season of Artistic Director Georges Delnon and General Music Director Kent Nagano! An extremely rich programme. Much to discover, much to experience, a quintessence of the past nine years. Browse the concert programme here. And here in the opera programme.
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Grand Cross of Merit

Special honour for Kent Nagano

General Music Director Kent Nagano has been honoured by the Federal President with the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Dr Carsten Brosda, Senator for Culture and Media, presented him with the award on Monday, 19 February, in the Tower Hall of the Town Hall.

Friends and Supporters

Close to the Orchestra

Members of the "Freundeskreis" are very close to the orchestra and get to enjoy rehearsal visits, meet and greets with experts and artists, as well as receiving invitations to exclusive events involving the orchestra. Read more...

Kent Nagano

Hamburg's General Music Director

Kent Nagano is one of the most renowned concert and opera conductors of our time. Since 2015, he is General Musik Director and head conductor of the Hamburg State Opera and the Philharmonic State Orchestra. Read more...

New General Music Director from 2025/26

Omer Meir Wellber

Omer Meir Wellber is to become the new Hamburg General Music Director at the Hamburg State Opera and Chief Conductor of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra. Dr Carsten Brosda, Senator for Culture and Media: "In Omer Meir Wellber, we have gained an outstanding artistic personality for the cultural city of Hamburg." Wellber will succeed Kent Nagano on 1 August 2025.   Press release

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