Cologne New Philharmonic with Volker Hartung China Tour
Under the direction of Conductor Volker Hartung, the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra will make their debut in China in September for a fifteen-day tour.
Joined by violinist Elizabeth Basoff-Darskaia, clarinetist
沈恬逸(Tianyi Shenand Zhuhai Classical Children’s Choir, the orchestra will present four programme to Chinese audiences including one world-premiere work by Andrew Webb-Mitchell called Night of Sevens inspired by the traditional Chinese folk story The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl.
Volker Hartung said that he is looking forward to introduce the orchestra and the German Symphonic/Operatic masterpieces to the Chinese audience.

Tour Dates:
Sep. 1st Changsha Concert Hall
Sep. 3rd Wenzhou Grand Theatre
Sep. 4th Fuzhou Strait Culture & Art Center
Sep. 5th Xiamen Tan Kah Kee Theatre
Sep. 7th Dongguan Yulan Grand Theatre
Sep. 8th Zhuhai Grand Theatre
Sep. 10th Yunnan Grand Theatre
Sep. 12th Chongqing Shiguangnan Grand Theatre
Sep. 14th Shanghai Poly Theatre
Sep. 15th Nanjing Grand Theatre

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Concert for Palm Sunday in Pilgrim's Center Schönstatt
Saturday, 24th March 2018 at 5 pmPlakat.Schoenstatt.english

Giovanni Battista PERGOLESI
Stabat Mater for Soprano, Alto, Organ and Orchestra

Joseph HAYDN
The Seven Last Words of Christ
„The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross“ for String Orchestra (1787)

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART
„Laudate Dominum“ for Soprano and Orchestra KV. 339

Susanna Martin, soprano Astrid Defauw, mezzo-Soprano


Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, one of the greatest Baroque composers, was only 26 years old. During his short life, he knew only the failure and at best partial successes of his musical creations. His famous "Stabat Mater" he created in the year of his death, when he was already very weakened. Pergolesi's work became one of the models of religious music in general.
Anyone who hears the "Stabat Mater" of Pergolesi finds therein a wonderful work of "sacred chamber music". And the Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini spoke of the work of his predecessor as a "divine poem of pain".
Undoubtedly, the Stabat Mater has secured the posthumous fame of Pergolesi. His everlasting fame emanated from France, where it was often played with triumphant success since 1749.
The Seven Last Words of Our Redeemer on the Cross was composed by Joseph Haydn in 1787. It is a passion music for orchestra. Thematically, the work refers to the Seven Last Words of Christ. It was commissioned by a municipality in Cádiz, Spain.
The mission was to compose seven meditative movements, one for each of Jesus' last words. Haydn himself declared this magnificent work to be one of his most successful.

For more than 40 years, the Junge Philharmonie Köln has presented its audience besides symphonic masterpieces, balanced and contemplative programs from the rich repertoire of the sacred works of great masters. Under their roof, a unique platform has emerged, which offers young professionals the ever rarer opportunity to participate in extraordinary concert projects beyond the limits of their studies and professional life. It is run by the Junge Philharmonie Köln eV, a charitable organization that supports the mission of the orchestra as a musical ambassador of a peaceful world through the integration of numerous foreign artists living in Germany.
It is the wish of the Junge Philharmonie Köln and its chief conductor Volker Hartung not only to offer musically valuable interpretations of the masterpieces, but also, as musical ambassadors, to convey to all people a greeting in the spirit of hope, friendship and peace.

Junge Philharmonie Köln e.V.
D-59581 Warstein

Reservations and Tickets:
Pilgerzentrale Schönstatt, Am Marienberg 1, Vallendar
Rathaus der Stadt Vallendar, Rathausplatz 5, Vallendar - 0651 - 97 90 70 • Haarmoden Hahn, Löhrstr. 56, Vallendar
Buchhandlung Reuffel, Löhrerstr. 92, Koblenz
Alte Apotheke, Hellenstr. 21, Vallendar – 01805 – 57 00 70
Rest tickets are available at the door on the concert day at 4pm