British Flair and Country Fair Hamburg – Open Air Proms Concert
The British Flair Open Air Proms Concert is a special highlight with cult status. This year the KlassikPhilharmonie Hamburg, conducted by Russell Harris, is playing. In the tradition of the “Last Night of the Proms” concert in London’s Royal Albert Hall, promenaders can picnic under the stars to the music of the great composers and also join in the singing.
When is the concert?
The concert is on Saturday, 10th August 2019 at 20:30.
Doors open: 19:00
Curtain up: 20:30
Where is the concert?
The concert is in the grounds of the Hamburger Polo Club at Jenischstraße 26, 22609 Hamburg (Klein Flottbek) – the British Flair showground.
Access via Jenischstraße 26 only.
What is the British Flair Open Air Proms Concert?
The concert is called a proms concert because the audience can promenade during the concert – stroll around, in other words. The most famous concert series of this kind is the BBC Proms, started by Henry Wood in 1895. The organist and composer conducted the concerts every year until his death in 1944.
The Last Night of the Proms in the Albert Hall in London is the final concert in the series. It is a unique event and attracts a large, enthusiastic audience every year that is encouraged to join in and sing.
But why go to London when you can experience more than 100 years of classical tradition under the stars here in Hamburg?
What is on the programme?
The KlassikPhilharmonie Hamburg will be playing a varied programme of classical pieces and favourites from musicals and films. Composers include Giacomo Puccini, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hubert Parry, Giuseppe Verdi, Edward Elgar and many others. Soloist of the evening is Christina Rümann (soprano). And of course it’ll be the audience’s turn when it’s time to join in lots of the traditional Last Night numbers.
Where can I get tickets and what do they cost?
You can either get tickets at the door or buy them in advance from one of 20 “Funke Konzertkassen” ticket agencies in Hamburg and online or also online from “Regiondo”. We recommend that you buy your tickets in advance: you will avoid the queue at the door and save money too.
Children’s (aged 10 to 16) and group tickets are available online at Regiondo in advance only (not "Funke" or on the door).
Children aged to 9 free
Will the concert go ahead if it rains?
Of course – in true British style. If it looks like rain, bring an umbrella and wear clothes to suit. The show will go on. Remember the pictures from Hyde Park – Princess Diana in the rain, captivated by Pavarotti’s singing.
Are there seats?
There are no numbered seats. Bring whatever you want to sit on and a good, strong voice to join in the singing.