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Don't miss one of Germany's Finest Ensembles
Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is an ensemble of musicians from Germany who has been quietly visiting our shores for quite a few years. They return in 2020 to provide quite beautiful music for concertgoers all over Australia with a program that includes Mozart, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Paganini. The chamber orchestra visits each summer with a popular program of classics. Their motto is, "Classical music the world over". The ensemble plays in all sorts of venues and relate, 'It is irrelevant for our musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, in the open air, in Cologne Cathedral or in the Sydney Opera House' Their enthusiasm to play music is the same every time and in every place.
Classical Music for Everyone
Their objective is simple, to inspire as many people as possible across all generations to enjoy classical music. The popularity of the ensemble is reflected in the fact that the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne gives around 300 concerts a year around the globe and listeners throughout the world look forward to a musical encounter with our exceptionally talented musicians.
The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne was founded in the city whose name they bear: Cologne. The city that is famous throughout the world for its University of Music and its musical and instrumental teaching. Generations of musicians have been trained in Cologne. Taking advantage of this pool of talent, a stock of outstanding musicians has been collected, which includes a changing cast of musicians that travel all across the world.
The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne remains at home all over the world. With tours to New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Great Britain, Ireland and many other countries - and of course to Germany. In this context, the selection of works and soloists takes on a special significance. The multifaceted composition of the ensemble provides every member of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne with the opportunity to perform as a soloist.
The permanently expanding repertoire of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne consists primarily of hand-picked pieces. The real appeal of the programme lies in the meeting of popular and unknown works, which include a wide variety of musical styles. This sees familiar greats like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi in dialogue with works from people such as Tchaikovsky. This mix always promises great diversity in the program and something for everyone.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Chamber Philharmonia Cologne has multicultural membership and seems to thrive on the challenge of performing in faraway places. This seems all the more of a challenge as they must travel from one of the coldest climates to ours, one of the hottest. The acoustics of an orchestra heard in these musical venues is sparkling. They are indeed a musical treasure worth finding. Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience one of Germany's finest Ensembles.
Classical Music for Everyone
St Peter's Cathedral, 27 King William Road, North Adelaide, South Australia, Thursday 16 January 2020 8:00pm – 10:00pm.