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7. Internationales Musikfest

In the organizer's words:

The Hamburg International Music Festival once again heralds the end of the season this year.

For more than a month, from April 23 to June 16, 2024, you can once again experience numerous concert highlights live in the Elbphilharmonie and the Laieszhalle. The motto of the Hamburg International Music Festival is "War and Peace". First-class guests create programmatic highlights and ensure that the old and current discourse is enriched with musical contributions at the end of the concert calendar in reference to Leo Tolstoy's timeless novel "War and Peace".

The 2024 program - these are the topics

On the music side, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra will kick off this year's international music festival with Arnold Schönberg's late Romantic choral work "Peace on Earth". The festival, which lasts around four weeks, will not only present a selection of impressive works spanning different eras and the history of war and peace, but will also tie in with current social discourse with further performances.

Other highlights of the festival include the performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony and the hymnal appeal "All Men Become Brothers", as well as the large-scale project of Olivier Messiaen's only opera "Saint François d'Assise" about the peacemaker and saint Francis of Assisi, lavishly staged by Kent Nagano and his Philharmonic Orchestra and performed over three evenings. The International Music Festival traditionally offers performing musicians the opportunity to realize their very special projects and programmes. All program details and highlights can be foundhere.

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Elbphilharmonie Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4 20457 Hamburg

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