Lux aeterna 2017

Lux aeterna 2017

The third »Lux aeterna« festival takes place from 9 to 28 February 2017. Not to miss: a homage to the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, the mindfulness opera »Lost in Thought«, and Benjamin Britten’s »Curlew River« featuring Ian Bostridge in the leading role.

Thu 9. Feb 2017

Opening Concert

A fitting choice for the opening concert: Sinfonietta Riga opens the third Lux aeterna Festival by performing meditative music by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.


Sat 11. Feb 2017

Signals from Heaven

Salaputia Brass and the Belgian trumpeter Jeroen Berwaerts unite religious and spiritual works from the Renaissance to jazz.


Tue 14. Feb 2017

»Jeanne d’Arc«

Vintage cinema meets early music: vocal ensemble, The Orlando Consort, bring the film classic from 1928 »Jeanne d’Arc« with their singing.


Thu 16. Feb 2017

John Chantler

Electronic artist John Chantler sweeps the audience off its feet with transformed sounds from the new Elbphilharmonie organ.


Sat 18. Feb 2017

Lost in Thought

Presented by the Mahogany Opera Group, the world’s first »mindfulness« opera, Lost in Thought, takes you on a journey of self-discovery.


Wed 22. Feb 2017

Instrument of Stillness

Confucius himself was said to be a virtuoso on the Chinese guqin. Cai Jiyue offers an introduction to the seven-string plucked zither.


Sat 25. Feb 2017


Composer and pianist Thierry Pécou aims to revive »the ritual character of music« and presents his own compositions with his Ensemble Variances.


A Music Festival for the Soul

Now in its third year, Lux aeterna – a »music festival for the soul« – combines sounds, styles and works that revolve around spirituality and transcendence. The Elbphilharmonie and Hamburg’s biggest orchestras and churches have joined forces once again to deliver an eclectic programme over three weeks in February 2017.

To the Programme


Tickets are already available to book online or in person at the Elbphilharmonie’s ticket shops.