Laeiszhalle Hamburg

Credit: Maxim Schulz
Laeiszhalle, the largest and most modern concert hall in Germany at the time, officially opened on June 4, 1908. Its Great Hall is one of the best philharmonic concert halls in Europe. Right from the beginning, the Laeiszhalle started to contribute to the history of music: artists such as Richard Strauss, Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky and Paul Hindemith performed and conducted their own works. The 12-year-old "miracle-violinist” Yehudi Menuhin gave in 1930 a highly acclaimed guest performance, and Maria Callas' legendary concerts (1959 and 1962) are unforgettable. Since then the Laeiszhalle never stops to attract the stars of the world of music, being the cornerstone of Hamburg’s musical life. It’s been a home for the most known orchestras of Hamburg – Philharmoniker Hamburg, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Hamburger Symphoniker – as well as Ensemble Resonanz as “Ensemble in Residence”.