Videos

On this page we offer you concert videos, interviews and documentarys on many of our orchestra projects. All films can also be seen via our YouTube channel. We hope you will enjoy browsing and discovering our media centre!


  • ohrenauf!-school concerts ohrenauf!-school concerts

    Five times in every season the education program offers concerts for classes. In every moderated concert takes center stage another composition.

  • Symphonic Mob Cologne 2016 - A Review Symphonic Mob Cologne 2016 - A Review

    On 9th July 2016 the biggest spontaneous orchestra of Cologne produced a wonderful sound in front of the cathedral. Enjoy the Review.

  • Highlights of season 2015/2016 Highlights of season 2015/2016

    The first season of the Gürzenich-Orchester under the direction of François-Xavier Roth has come to an end. With this short video, François-Xavier Roth takes a look back on many highlights of a moving season 15/16. Thank you and Merci!

  • Through the season with FXR, symphony concert12 Through the season with FXR, symphony concert12

    The last symphony concert of the season 15/16 features works by Arnold Schönberg, Sergej Rachmaninow und Edward Elgar. François-Xavier Roth talks about a concert which creates a fascinating mosaic of the turn-of-the-century by blending its various movements into one performance.

  • Through the season with FXR, symphony concert11 Through the season with FXR, symphony concert11

    In symphony concert11 the Gürzenich-Orchester performs two compositions of the fabulous Ballet Russes: Manuel de Falla’s »The Three-Cornered Hat« and »The Firebird« by Igor Strawinsky. François-Xavier Roth talks about a concert which is particularly interesting for the group of percussion players…

  • Through the season with FXR, symphony concert10 Through the season with FXR, symphony concert10

    From the rooftop of the Museum Ludwig, François-Xavier Roth talks about composer Philippe Manoury and introduces his new work »Ring« to us which will premier in the 10th symphony concert of the Gürzenich-Orchester.

  • Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 09 Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 09

    The concept of this season’s symphony concert no. 9 resembles a mosaic. By choosing a stage setting of the Oper Köln, François-Xavier Roth would like to give us a first impression of the concert. What does it all mean? Why are we supposed to look forward to meet Nicholas Collon and Tianwa Yang? Klick here to get to know his answers.

  • Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 08 Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 08

    The Gürzenich-Orchester is making orchestral artistry audible into shimmering colors. Under the direction of James Gaffigan you will experience music as an embodiment of sensuality created by Frederick Delius and Richard Strauss. Truls Mørk is the soloist in Elgar’s cello concerto: a beautiful farewell to the fading Romantic period.

  • Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 07 Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 07

    Peter Eötvös' violin concert »Seven« takes you onto a musical journey through space. Be a part of Akiko Suwanai’s interpretation of this story and experience her violin playing on stage. What is more, there will be Beethoven's »Leonoren« (Overture) No. 3 and his »Pastoral Symphony« waiting for you.

  • Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 06 Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 06

    Schubert’s charming fifth symphony, a smooth symphonic novella on the point to the Romantic period, is meeting Schostakowitschs’ eight symphony, the war-epos in between drama, dreamful idyll and mordant cynicism. Hartmut Haenceh is merging everything masterfully together. A true voyage of discovery!

  • Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 05 Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 05

    François Xavier Roth stimmt Sie im Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud auf das kommende Sinfoniekonzert mit Louis Langrée und Steven Osborne ein. Im Zentrum stehen bedeutende Werke französischer Komponisten.

  • Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 04 Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 04

    Im 4. Sinfoniekonzert steht u.a. die Filmmusik zu einem cineastischen Meisterwerk auf dem Programm. Sergej Prokofiews Kantate "Alexander Newski" nach dem gleichnamigen Film des legendären Filmemachers Sergej Eisenstein.

  • Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 03 Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 03

    Im 3. Sinfoniekonzert der Saison kommt die "Generation Berlioz" zusammen, um uns gemeinsam auf den Karneval in Köln einzustimmen. Außerdem erklärt François, warum Khatia Buniatishvili die wahrscheinlich beste Pianistin für Franz Liszts Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 ist.

  • Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 02 Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 02

    François-Xavier Roth über die Landschaft Finnlands in der Musik von Jean Sibelius und über einen Pianisten, der Griegs Klavierkonzert interpretiert wie kein anderer. Das alles im 2. Sinfoniekonzert.

  • Through the season with FXR, gala concert Through the season with FXR, gala concert

    François-Xavier Roth introduces the gala concert 2015/16. He talks about the programme that presents famous works such as “Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche” by Richard Strauss and the ”Doppelkonzert” by Johannes Brahms that were once premiered by the Gürzenich-Orchester.

  • Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 01 Through the season with FXR, symphony concert 01

    François-Xavier Roth introduces the opening concert of the season 2015/16 and talks about his admiration for Pierre Boulez.

  • Portrait of François-Xavier Roth Portrait of François-Xavier Roth

    François-Xavier Roth berichtet von seinen Plänen mit dem Gürzenich-Orchester und seiner Begeisterung für das Kölner Publikum. Lernen Sie den Mann kennen, der die Stadt Köln in den kommenden Jahren mit tollen Konzerten und Projekten bereichern wird.

  • The complete Rachmaninov cycle The complete Rachmaninov cycle

    Interview with Dmitrij Kitajenko about his recording of all three Rachmaninov Symphonies including "The Rock", "Isle of the Dead" and "Vocalise" with Guerzenich-Orchestra Cologne. The recording has been released on Oehms Classics on 24 October 2014.

  • Asia Tour 2014 - Documentary Asia Tour 2014 - Documentary

    February 2014 the Gürzenich Orchestra payed a visit to Asia and played five concerts in Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing in sold out theatres. Always with them was also a film crew.

  • Looking back on Asia Looking back on Asia

    February 2014 the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne went on tour in Asia. Five concerts the orchestra played in sold out concerthals in Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

  • Experiment Klassik 2014 Experiment Klassik 2014

    The third Experiment Klassik revolves around Arnold Schönberg’s „Gurre-Lieder“. Markus Stenz, Ranga Yogeshwar and the Gürzenich Orchestra discover the beauty of this piece together with the audience.

  • At Seoul Arts Center At Seoul Arts Center

    Welcome video for the concert with Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and Sabine Meyer 15 February 2014 at Seoul Arts Center

  • 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival

    Welcome video for the inaugural concert with Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and Sabine Meyer 18 February 2014

  • At Shanghai Grand Theatre At Shanghai Grand Theatre

    Welcome video for the concerts with Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Sabine Meyer, Anja Kampe, Lance Ryan and Eric Halfvarson 20 and 21 February 2014 at Shanghai Grand Theatre

  • At the NCPA Beijing At the NCPA Beijing

    Welcome video for the concert with Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and Sabine Meyer 23 February 2014 at National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing

  • ohrenauf Familienkonzerte ohrenauf Familienkonzerte

    Our education programm called ohrenauf! presents concerts and events for children, young people and families. One format is the family concert tailored for this special audience.

  • Fotoshooting mit Lufthansa (D) Fotoshooting mit Lufthansa (D)

    Mit Blick auf die Asientournee im Februar gemeinsam mit Lufthansa besuchte das Gürzenich-Orchester seinen First Global Partner am Düsseldorfer Flughafen für ein außergewöhnliches Fotoshooting.

  • Photo shoot with Lufthansa (E) Photo shoot with Lufthansa (E)

    Looking forward to the concert tour to Asia with Lufthansa in february the Gürzenich Orchestra paid a visit to its First Global Partner at Düsseldorf Airport for a special photo shoot.

  • Musical Greetings Musical Greetings

    Musical Greetings: A surprise performance for the new season at Cologne Neumarkt with four brass players from the Gürzenich orchestra.

  • Experiment Klassik 2013 Experiment Klassik 2013

    In Experiment Klassik 2013 Ranga Yogeshwar and Markus Stenz explored the cosmos of Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony.

  • Tchaikowsky's cycle Tchaikowsky's cycle

    Honorary Conductor Dmitrij Kitajenko about his cycle of Tchaikowsky's symphonies with the Gürzenich orchestra.

  • "Experiment Klassik" 2012 "Experiment Klassik" 2012

    Our first "Experiment Klassik" in 2012 was dedicated to Igor Strawinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps".

  • 25 Years Kölner Philharmonie 25 Years Kölner Philharmonie

    Gala concert "25 Years Kölner Philharmonie". Concert impre-ssions and making-of of Mahler's Symphony No. 8.

  • "Pinocchio" "Pinocchio"

    "Pinocchio" - The Première of the musical tale "Once Upon a Time There Was a Piece of Wood" with the Children's Opera Cologne.

  • Mahler-cycle Mahler-cycle

    Short portrait of the Mahler-cycle of the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and Kapellmeister Markus Stenz (german).

  • Mahler-cycle Mahler-cycle

    Short portrait of the Mahler-cycle of the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and Kapellmeister Markus Stenz (english).

  • Gürzenich Orchestra Amsterdam Gürzenich Orchestra Amsterdam

    To Amsterdam with the Gürzenich Orchestra: About our guest performance in the Cocertgebouw in 2009.

  • BBC Proms 2008 BBC Proms 2008

    BBC Proms 2008: A documentary on the first invitation of the Gürzenich Orchestra to the world famous London music festival.

  • ohrenauf! ohrenauf!

    Our education programm called ohrenauf! presents concerts and events for children, young people and families. Within the programm we offer interactive concerts especially for school classes.

  • Project "Heartbeat" Project "Heartbeat"

    Project "Heartbeat": Documentary on the improvisation workshops for children in summer 2006.

  • Improvisation workshop Improvisation workshop

    Video of the chamber concert with participants of the ohrenauf! improvisation workshop in May 2011.

  • Soldier of Orange Soldier of Orange

    In 2011 the Gürzenich Orchestra demonstrates solidarity with dutch orchestras which are threatened by financial cuts.

  • Project "We help" Project "We help"

    For the Project „We help“ of the Kölner Stadtanzeiger two violinists and a music pedagogue visited a nursery in Köln-Mühlheim.