The Luxembourg Philharmonia is a concert hall, inaugurated in 2005. It currently hosts more than 400 performances per year and is one of Europe's principal concert halls.
With its spectacular architecture, designed by Christian de Portzamparc, the Luxembourg Philharmonia aims to facilitate the public's access, in Luxembourg and the Grande Région, to superior performances, to stimulate the cultural scene with a rich and varied artistic programme that will increase and improve in quality and to reinforce the links between composers, musicians and the public.
The official opening of the Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte Concert Hall took place on 26 June 2005, with the premier of the 8th symphony by Krzysztof Penderecki. This concert, given by the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, marked the climax of a week of opening celebrations.
From Riccardo Muti with the Philharmonia Orchestra to Lorin Maazel with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, from Goran Bregovic to Maceo Parker, from Grigoy Sokolov to a number of scenic concerts for children….so extends the arch that forms the realisation of the dream of a concert hall for everyone, young and not so young. The three halls, with their capacity ranging from 100 to 1,300 people, open up the opportunity for spectators to enjoy exceptional concerts, introductions to concerts, meetings with artists and, generally, musical experiences of high quality and great variety.
In only 5 years and after 1,800 concerts, it has welcomed more than 800,000 concertgoers. For the Philharmonia and its team, music is a pleasure but never a luxury.