Did you know that you could spend your lunchtime listening to music inside the impressive Grand Auditorium of the Philarmonie in Luxembourg-City?
Once a month, the concert hall welcomes members to the public for a free lunch concert where all sorts of musicians, from bands, solo performers to orchestras, showcase their skills in an attempt to make classical music (and not only) more accessible to large audiences. Moreover, Slow Food Luxembourg provides lunch options in Philarmonie’s lobby for those who also want to grab a bite before or post-concert.
Having attended quite a few of such events in the past, I highly recommend taking part in Philarmonie’s lunch concerts and discovering some of the greatest pieces of classical music, performed by renown artists.
In order to plan ahead your lunchtime visits, check out Philarmonie’s website here. Do keep in mind that in order to enter the building, all visitors aged twelve years old and two months and up must show proof of eligibility to attend via CovidCheck. More on its Covid-19 rules and policies here.
Upcoming lunch concerts
For the rest of 2021, Philarmonie has announced lunch concerts performed by:
Kreisler Quartet on Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 12:30. More info here.
Organist Maurice Clement on Thursday, 11 November 2021 at 12:30. More info here.
OPL’s Open Rehearsal on Wednesday, 8 December at 12:30. More info here.
Known officially as the Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte Concert Hall, Philarmonie has been open since 2005 and hosts over 400 performances every year.
Designed by French architect and urban planner Christian de Portzamparc, Philarmonie’s modern building accommodates a Grand Auditorium of 1500 seats, a Chamber Music Hall of 300 seats and an electro-acoustic hall of 120 seats, across an area of 20,000 sq.m. Read more about the story behind the design here.