August 2022 Traditions should not be broken: Hamburg Commercial Bank has supported the Elbphilharmonie since its launch more than five years ago and has now extended its commitment for another three year.
486 times Beethoven, 390 times Mozart, 356 times Bach: These three great composers and their masterpieces have been the "chart toppers" in music performances at Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie in the first five years since the official opening ceremony on January 11, 2017. In just five years – which is actually nothing in the chronology of architecture – the architectural work of art located in the flow of the Elbe has become the landmark of the new Hamburg.
Like no other building in the Hanseatic city, the Elbphilharmonie cleverly combines Hanseatic tradition with global modernity: The glass building rests on a brick base, Kaispeicher A, measures 110 meters high at its peak and is the face of Hamburg's HafenCity. Inside, the Elbphilharmonie offers two concert halls, a large music education area, gastronomy, a hotel with 244 rooms, 45 private apartments, and the publicly accessible Plaza with a stunning panoramic view over Hamburg.
Right from the start, even before the official opening concert on January 11, 2017, Hamburg Commercial Bank has been a partner and sponsor of the Elbphilharmonie. Now HCOB has extended its sponsorship for another three.
Both are connected not only by their love of music but also the Hanseatic roots paired with the optimistic view of and into the world. Like no other piece of music, Antonín Dvořák's 9th Symphony in E minor, op. 95, probably embodies this cosmopolitan attitude: "From the New World." Right from the start, the composition has been one of the most frequently played pieces in the Elbphilharmonie.