World-class music, simply delivered

The Gewandhausorchester is among the world’s oldest and most prestigious orchestras, as well as the world’s largest traveling orchestra. Some 185 Gewandhausorchester musicians spend a third of their year performing at concert halls around the globe, and DHL is with them every step of the way, keeping the ensemble in rhythm throughout its impressive touring schedule.

As Official Logistics Partner of the Gewandhausorchester since 2009, we ensure secure and on-time transport of 6 tons of vital equipment to each concert venue, including customs clearance formalities and temperature-controlled transport of priceless musical instruments. Music is a way to express passion. A universal language, it touches the hearts of millions of people. We are delighted to collaborate with the Gewandhausorchester to deliver the most memorable events and light up homes with beautiful classical music.

The partnership has seen countless once-in-a-lifetime events, including our “Pop-Up concerts”, “Everyday Heroes”, and “Christmas Concerts” where we shared treasured memories by bringing joy and music directly to the people. Always in tune, always on time and always there for the applause, DHL is proud to be part of the cultural cornerstone that is the Gewandhausorchester.

Pinnacle of artistic endeavour

The pinnacle of artistic endeavour can only be achieved by means of perfect teamwork: not only during the concerts, but also in the transport of over 100 precious, sometimes priceless instruments, stage equipment, music and concert dress from one concert to the next. The safe, punctual, perfect climatic transportation of such sensitive freight requires meticulous planning, effective coordination and a fine instinct on the part of all concerned during the entire transport chain.

Dr. Frank Appel

Chief Executive Officer Global Business Services at DPDHL Group

Pinnacle of artistic endeavour

DHL has always been very reliable when it comes to logistics planning and execution.

Professor Andreas Schulz

Gewandhaus director