Philharmonisches Orchester der Hansestadt Lübeck Musicians

Since its foundation in 1897, the Philharmonisches Orchester der Hansestadt Lübeck (Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck) has enriched musical life in the city of ‘the seven towers on the Baltic Sea’. The orchestra has its home in the most beautiful art nouveau theater in northern Germany. With its full range of opera and concert repertoire, as well as award-winning productions such as Richard Wagner's "Ring des Nibelungen" under Roman Brogli-Sacher (Echo Klassik DVD), Theater Lübeck has earned an outstanding reputation beyond the region.

A host of distinguished names such as Wilhelm Furtwängler, Eugen Jochum and Christoph von Dohnányi can be found among its former general music directors. In 2019, Stefan Vladar took over as chief conductor. Since 1994, the orchestra has performed its symphony concerts in the Musik-und Kongresshalle Lübeck, which meets the highest acoustic standards. In addition to concerts for children and young people, the orchestra performs chamber concerts in historic halls and museums in Lübeck's old town.

In order to strengthen the musical culture in their city, the members of the orchestra founded the Philharmonic Society Lübeck/Lübecker Philharmoniker e.V. in 2005. This unique initiative involves volunteers in music education for children and young people, the orchestra academy in cooperation with Lübeck University of Music and Lübeck church music. The association organizes special and benefit concerts, establishes and deepens contacts with other cultural institutions and supports its own theater as well as musical projects in Lübeck with membership fees and donations.

We see climate protection as an essential part of our cultural mission. By joining Orchester des Wandels, the Lübecker Philharmoniker wishes to support and shape necessary social change.

In this way, new concert formats are to be initiated for Lübeck that combine musical diversity, quality and originality with the topic of climate and environmental protection and encourage the audience to reflect. The first climate concert will take place in June 2021 in cooperation with the Museum für Natur und Umwelt (Museum for Nature and the Environment). In addition, there is a standing collaboration with the "Grüne Beckergrube" initiative, an urban gardening project in the immediate vicinity of the theater that is committed to a sustainable change in traffic in Lübeck's city center


Past Climate Concerts of the Philharmonisches Orchester der Hansestadt Lübeck

20. August 2021
Sounds of Nature

Domhof Lübeck, 6:00 p.m. Also on August 21st at 7:00 p.m. and August 22nd at 5:00 p.m. In cooperation with the Lübeck Museum for Nature and Environment, a special concert program with chamber music works from different epochs of music history, in which the musical imitation of natural sounds culminates in a strong emotional experience.

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01. May 2022
Nature Fantasy in Pictures

Lübeck Music and Congress Center, 11:00 Uhr. In conjunction with the convention »GO.GRØØN«. The Lübeck Philharmonic continues to experiment with concert formats. This time not only acoustically and informatively, but also visually and humorously: Before the eyes of the audience, comic artist Joshua Held will actively sketch on a white screen during the concert. Music and opera director of the Theater Lübeck, Stefan Vladar, conducts the orchestra in a program with well-known works that directly address the topic of nature. In addition, the scientist Dr. Nadine Mengis takes a look into the future with short scientific lectures to set our imaginations in motion.

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27. November 2022
Rain Coming

Musik- und Kongresszentrum Lübeck, 7:30 p.m. »My music is like a garden«, the Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu explained in an interview in 1993, »and I am the gardener...« Takemitsu's atmospherically dense composition »Rain Coming« from 1982 describes the peculiar mood when a rain shower »is in the air« , but has not started yet. The piece opens the third symphony concert with which the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck draws attention to climate and environmental protection.

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28. November 2022
Rain Coming

Musik- und Kongresszentrum Lübeck, 7:30 p.m. »My music is like a garden«, the Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu explained in an interview in 1993, »and I am the gardener...« Takemitsu's atmospherically dense composition »Rain Coming« from 1982 describes the peculiar mood when a rain shower »is in the air« , but has not started yet. The piece opens the third symphony concert with which the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck draws attention to climate and environmental protection.

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