The Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra launches its new concert season with a Philharmonic Academy on August 27/28, 2022, presenting Ein deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms at the Elbphilharmonie under Kent Nagano's baton. Nagano and the Philharmonic can be heard open-air on Hamburg's Rathausmarkt on September 1, 2022. From September 2-4, 2022 Academy Concerts at the Main Church of St. Michaelis follow, featuring works by Arvo Pärt and others.
The highlights of the concert season include the Sixth Symphony by Gustav Mahler (October 2/4, 2022), Jörg Widmann's oratorio ARCHE (June 4/5, 2023) and the opening concert of the 2023 Hamburg International Music Festival, featuring the performance of a new work by the American composer Sean Shepherd (April 28/30, 2023). Popular classics appear in the programmes led by guest conductors: Joana Mallwitz conducts Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps (November 20/21, 2022), Peter Ruzicka leads John Williams' Star Wars Suite (March 19/20, 2023) and Bertrand de Billy conducts Richard Strauss' Alpensymphonie (June 25/26, 2023). Further guest artists include Andrey Boreyko, Alexander Sladkowski, Evgeny Kissin, Liza Ferschtman, Joanna Freszel, Dénes Várjon, Reinhold Friedrich, Martina Filjak, Albrecht Mayer, Jean-Guihen Queyras and others.
Members of the Philharmonic State Orchestra perform chamber music at the Kleiner Saal of the Elbphilharmonie and in the series "Music and Science" (this year's theme: "A Changing World"). The children's and school programme includes the family and school concert "Der Mistkäfer" (May 29 and June 14/16, 2023), based on the fairy-tale The Beetle by Hans Christian Andersen.
General ticket sales for events from August to November 2022 begin on June 20, 2022 (for subscribers: on June 16). Starting on September 26, 2022 (for subscribers: from September 22, 2022), tickets for the rest of the season may be purchased. For concerts that are part of the 2023 Hamburg International Music Festival, special rules apply, to be announced at a later date. Orders for subscriptions for the 2022/23 season are accepted starting immediately – please use the simple and convenient order form on our website, www.staatsoper-hamburg.de.
The main sponsor of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra is the Kühne Foundation. Further sponsors include the Philharmonic Society Foundation and the Friends of the Philharmonic. The Philharmonic State Orchestra is very grateful to all its sponsors and donors.