Week of Brotherhood in Kerpen, Germany


"Tu Du den Mund auf für die Anderen" - Woche der Brüderlichkeit (08.03.-13.03.2020) - Eröffnungskonzert -
Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra, Volker Hartung, conductor In Kooperation mit dem Förderverein "Erfthalle".

Symphony Concert in Koelner Philharmonie 2020

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Eau de Cologne
30 years of symphony concerts of Cologne New Philharmonic in the Kölner Philharmonie (1990-2020)

With its traditional symphony concert, this time on February 26, 2020 at 8 pm in the Kölner Philharmonie, the Cologne New Philharmonic undertakes a musical journey in her hometown through the cheerful world of musical jokes.
The Rhenish City of Cologne celebrates its famous annual carnival and the Cologne New Philharmonic plays a program with humorous works of classical and romantic music at the end of Ash Wednesday. It is also important to celebrate the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. In addition, this is an anniversary concert. Since 1990, the orchestra, which has existed since 1972, welcomes its Cologne audience every year to the Kölner Philharmonie.
Inspired by this, the program begins with the overture to Gerhard Jussenhoven's opera "Eau de Cologne", which the composer from Cologne wrote about the history of Cologne's scented water. It follows W.A. Mozart's „A Musical Joke, the Divrtimento for 2 Horns and String Orchestra, with which the master made fun not just about performing musicians but above all about inferior composer colleagues. Following this, Beethoven's Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, the great Triple Concerto, which is famous for its ardent passion, richness of sound and flourishing melodic variety.

After Beethovens sound poem “Wellington's Victory" or "The Battle of Vittoria" in the second half of the concert follows the funny parody of his third "Leonor Overture" and finally the musical burlesque "Carnival of Animals" by Camille Saint-Saëns in the sonorous Orchestral version with two pianos, which reflects the enchanting wit and humor of the composer like no other work.

In the French capital he celebrated with his works one success after another. The 'Zoological Fantasy‘ is a splendid example of the lively melody and the vocal humor of the composer.

Filippo Faes and Natascha Majer will perform at the pianos, and other soloists of the evening will be Aleksey Semenenko (violin) and Jadranka Gasparovic (cello).
Moderator, conductor and artistic director is Volker Hartung.

At the end of the concert, the young talented musicians will of course rekindle a festive firework of virtuoso encores.
The Cologne New Philharmonic promises once again this year an unforgettable concert experience.

Concert performance:
February 26, 2020, 8pm
Kölner Philharmonie
Bischofsgartenstraße 1
Cologne/ Köln
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Eau de Cologne
Gerhard Jussenhoven
Overture to the operetta "Eau de Cologne"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"A Musical Joke“ KV 522

Ludwig van Beethoven
Triple Concerto in C major op.56

Ludwig van Beethoven
"Wellington's Victory" or The Battle of Vittoria, op.91

Ludwig van Beethoven
Leonore Overture No.3 (once different ...)

Camille Saint-Saëns
Carnival of animals

as well as virtuoso encores

New Year's Concerts 2020

New Year’s Concerts in January 2020
1.1. Bornheim-Hersel, Rheinhalle, 18 Uhr ( Beethoven-Festival)
2.1. Bitburg, Stadthalle, 20 Uhr
4.1. Linz /a.Rhein, Stadthalle 18 Uhr
5.1. Soest, Stadthalle, 19 Uhr
6.1. Müllheim/Baden, Bürgerhaus, 18 Uhr
10.1. Dinslaken, St.-Vincentius Kirche, 20 Uhr
11.1. Übach-Palenberg, Pädagogisches Zentrum, 19 Uhr
12.1. Bremervörde, St.Liborius-Kirche, 19 Uhr
17.1. Bad Sooden-Allendorf, KulturForum, 19.30 Uhr

For more than 40 years, the Cologne New Philharmonic has presented its audience with symphonic masterpieces, well-balanced and powerful programs from the rich repertoire of the works of great masters. Under her roof a unique platform has been created, 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 a charitable organization that supports the mission of the orchestra as a musical ambassador and promoter of a peaceful world through the integration of numerous foreign artists living in Germany.
The Cologne New Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra with its programs from baroque to romanticism is characterized by virtuoso solo performances of the individual members of the ensemble, which gives the concerts an unusually colorful and interesting flair and enjoys great popularity due to their proximity to the audience.
Anyone who engages in a New Year's Concert of the Cologne New Philharmonic knows that on this day the light muse entertains with humorous and witty comments by principal conductor Volker Hartung.
In addition to classic Strauss-highlights, for example, the „Overture to the „Fledermaus“,“ the „Luzifer-Polka,“ the „Voices of Spring-Waltz“ famous tunes by Edvard Grieg, Henryk Wieniawsky, W.A. Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Peter Tchaikovsky will be presented by the young virtuosos of the orchestra.
Humorous, entertaining and unforgettable moments await you at the beginning of the year 2020.
It is the wish of the Cologne New Philharmonic not only to offer musically valuable interpretations of the masterpieces, but also as musical ambassadors to send greetings in the spirit of hope, friendship and peace to all people.

Informationen: Junge Philharmonie Köln e.V. St.-Poler-Str.10 • D-59581 Warstein Telefon: + 49-171-468-3652
email: info@junge-philharmonie-koeln.com




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