Symphony concert 2

  • Philipp von Steinaecker (c) Annemone Taake

28.10.2018 Sunday
Kölner Philharmonie

Works of Wagner, Schumann and Schubert | Camilla Tilling - Soprano, Martin Mitterrutzner - Tenor, Stephan Genz - Baritone, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Philipp von Steinaecker - Conducto...

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François-Xavier Roth continues Cologne Mission

François-Xavier Roth is extending his contract as Gürzenich-Kapellmeister up to 2022. »I am extremely happy to continue my work with the orchestra and the opera here in Cologne. I look towards the future with great anticipation and I feel myself to be very well-placed in this city and cherish its wonderful audiences, its philosophy and its spirit.« 




Bliss and torment in love are the main themes in the songs and duets by Robert Schumann. The composer Stefano Gervasoni and conductor Philipp von Steinaecker combined Schumman's works and created a love triangle, in which a woman stands between two men: who is she going to choose? It is a suggestive opening of the focus on Schumann in this season. The world premiere will be performed in the 2nd symphony concert with the singers Camilla Tilling, Martin Mitterrutzner and Stephan Genz.

Italy in the Flora

What do you bring home from your holiday? Peter Tschaikowsky's souvenir from his time in Florence was a string sextet that combines Belcanto and rapid fugues. The jester Pulcinella walks abroad Igor Strawinsky's memories about Italy and also Hugo Wolf's »Italian Serenade« sounds witty and light-footed. However, Robert Schumann is reminiscent of the great BACH. Enjoy these four souvenirs at the Flora concert on November 4th.

»Saccades« now on GO Plus

In July 2018, the virtuoso Emmanuel Pahud and the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln performed the world premiere of »Saccades« - a new concerto for flute and orchestra written by Philippe Manoury. The video of the performance is available at the GO Plus media library on our homepage.

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Save your seat for the Gürzenich Orchestra’s upcoming concerts at the Kölner Philharmonie. The advance sale of regular tickets begins on 18. June 18 (special and chamber concerts) and 09. July 18 (symphony concerts).