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Concert streams of the Philharmonics

The concerts of the Philharmonic Academy took place in early November 2020 without an audience in the hall, but via the Hamburg State Opera's streaming service. The works of the Christmas concert in St. Michaelis has also been recorded and are now available for viewing. All these programmes can be found on the YouTube channel of the State Orchestra and State Opera. Read more...


No events for audience until March 7, 2021

Unfortunately, the Hamburg State Opera will remain closed due to the official order. All performances up to and including March 7, 2021 are cancelled. Information on the refund procedure for tickets already purchased will be available here. Due to the dynamic events, we will probably only be able to communicate an update on the performance schedule at short notice. We are working on offering digital concert streams for you. Information on this will follow shortly. We ask for your patience!


Kent Nagano on the current situation

Dear music lovers, dear audience, dear citizens of Hamburg, if our concerts, opera and ballet performances can unfortunately not take place as planned, we still continue to rehearse for you! The spirit of music only lives when it is shared with the audience, with you: our family. In the upcoming weeks we will conceive new digital formats and programs that we couldn't have realized in our regular schedule. We warmly invite you to join us. Stay well and safe, and stay connected!

Call for donations

The Philharmonic supports the call for donations for freelance musicians

Support for our freelance colleagues in this terrible crisis is a matter very dear to our hearts. The performance ban has meant that many freelance musicians are struggling to cover even their basic costs of living. Solidarity and team spirit is especially important to us in these times! Please help if you can and support the donation campaign! 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...

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...

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