Symphony concert 4

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16.12.2018 Sunday
Kölner Philharmonie

Works of Parra and Schumann | Truls Mørk - Violoncello, IRCAM, Thomas Goepfer - computerized musical realisation, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, François-Xavier Roth - Conductor

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Trip to the universe

Hèctor Parras »Inscape« is a trip to the universe. The highly virtuosic piece leads the orchestra through a Black Hole in outer space, which opens the path to an unknown world. The sound palette of the orchestra will be extended by the live-electronics of the IRCAM from Paris, which produce a virtual cosmic space. This fascinating piece of the present age meets in the Symphony concert 4 the visionary pieces by Robert Schumann.

Unknown worlds

Robert Schumann was looking for new paths: His 4th symphony flies breathlessly and also in his cello concerto Schumann breaks through the classical forms and ways of expression for moving to unknown worlds. In the Symphony concert 4 the Gürzenich-Orchestra and conductor François-Xavier Roth continue their thematic focus on Schumann's works. The unique Truls Mørk will be the soloist.

With Offenbach into the New Year

Feiern Sie mit uns das Neue Jahr und den 200. Geburtstag von Jacques Offenbach! Unter der Leitung des jungen Franzosen Alexandre Bloch erklingen legendäre Gestalten, wie die »Schöne Helena«, schmissige Tanzrhythmen des »Pariser Leben« und eine spektakuläre Deutsche Erstaufführung der komischen Oper »Oyayaye« - ein humorvoller Einakter voller Sprachwitz, Travestie und Tiefsinn.

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