The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle at the Elbphilharmonie

On 7 May 2017, the Berliner Philharmoniker performed for the first time in the recently spectacularly opened Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. The acoustics of the new hall were tested out with Bruckner’s powerful Eighth Symphony.
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
Simon Holt

08 May 2017

Our first concert at the Elbphilharmonie with Bruckner 8 and “Surcos” by Simon Holt. An exciting experience.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Hornisten der Berliner Philharmoniker)

08 May 2017

Still life with banana - the French horn group of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra has asked all groups from visiting orchestras to take a nice picture of themselves in the French horn’s room.

Photos: Hornisten der Berliner Philharmoniker

Wieland Welzel, principal timpanist
Gunars Upatnieks, double bass
Bettina Sartorius, 2nd violin

08 May 2017

Rehearsal preparation

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

Amadeus Heutling, 2nd violin, in front of the organ
Walter Küssner, viola, becomes accustomed to the hall
Our dear Monika is definitely free from giddiness...

08 May 2017

First view inside the big hall of the Elbphilharmonie.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

From left: Raimar Orlovsky and Stefan Schulze, 2nd violin, and Matthew McDonald, 1st prinicpal bass
Andrej Zust, French horn, and Johanna Schreiber, violin from our orchestra academy
Christoph Igelbrink and Richard Duven, cello

08 May 2017

The best place to watch the ship parade.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

08 May 2017

A room with a view. Our instrument cases like this place!

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus and privat)

08 May 2017

Photos: Tuba player Alexander von Puttkamer answered the ship horns of the birthday parade on the Elbe and the wonderful Monika Rittershaus took the photos.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus and privat

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

08 May 2017

From the Mediterrean sea to the Elbe: Our debut at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg took place during the famous harbour’s birthday.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus