Hamburg's 2013/2014 concert season came to a stunning close with the first Hamburg International Music Festival, which provided over a month of highlights from 9 May until 15 June 2014 for about 47,000 visitors. The festival was a broad cooperation between the Elbphilharmonie Konzerte and many of Hamburg´s main concert promoters. Fulfilling the theme of the festival, audiences in Hamburg were seduced and enchanted by a wide range of classical, jazz, world music and pop concerts. Fringe events including workshops, concerts in shop windows and »music attacks« throughout the whole city completed the programme.
The second Hamburg International Music Festival is planned from 21 April to 22 May 2016.