Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Cologne, Germany

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September 2017
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CologneSymphony Concert 1

Ligeti, Bruckner
Gürzenich Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth; Christian Tetzlaff

CologneAcademy of St Martin in the Fields

Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Murray Perahia

CologneSymphony Concert 2

Handel, Zimmermann, Mendelssohn
Gürzenich Orchestra; Hartmut Haenchen; Anna Lucia Richter; Esther Dierkes; Patrick Grahl; Chor des Bach-Vereins Köln

CologneSymphony Concert 3

Mendelssohn, Mozart, Mahler
Gürzenich Orchestra; Lahav Shani; Chen Reiss

CologneYannick Nézet-séguin & Orchestre Métropolitain De Montréal

Elgar, Ravel, Debussy
Orchestre Métropolitain; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Stéphane Tétreault; Alexandre Tharaud

CologneCharity Concert

Adams, Mozart, Tchaikovsky
Gürzenich Orchestra; Karina Canellakis; Lars Vogt
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Tripping the light fantastic in Köln

François-Xavier Roth conducts sparkling, refreshing accounts of Debussy, Schumann and Strauss in the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln season-opening gala.
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Fidelio: delightful Beethoven in Cologne

In a temporary home, Cologne Opera have mounted a remarkably joyful production of Beethoven’s single, wonderful opera.
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Not easily assimilated: Candide in Cologne

The Staatenhaus venue forces one too many compromises on Bernstein's operetta, but the performance itself is saved by the accomplishment of much of the singing.
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Hours of fun: Ravel's two one-act operas in Cologne

Cologne Opera's staging of Ravel's two comedies needed a stronger directorial response to the performance space, but the musical rewards compensated.
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WDR Symphonieorchester Köln takes a gamble on young talent, but Kazuki Yamada delivers

The WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln put its fate in the hands of the younger generation for this evening’s concert. Conductor Kazuki Yamada is only 34. The original violin soloist was to have been Lisa Batiashvili, but she pulled out and was replaced by the 22-year-old Serge Zimmermann.
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Concerto Kölns Huldigung zu Telemanns 250. Gedenktag

Spritzig, elegant und kurios: Das Festkonzert stellte in der Auswahl und dargebotenen Leistung alles heraus, was Telemann so einzigartig macht. Lebe er ewig so hoch weiter!
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