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Classical Music for Everyone
An ensemble of musicians from Germany has been quietly visiting our shores for a few years. Providing quite beautiful music for concertgoers all over Australia. They return each summer with a popular program of classics. Their motto is, "Classical music the world over". The ensemble play 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.
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 Sergei Prokofieff through to the "King of Tango" Astor Piazzolla. This mix always promises great diversity in the program and something for everyone.
Chamber Philharmonia Cologne has multicultural membership and seem to thrive on the challenge of performing in far away 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. All concerts start at 8pm. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or outlets.
Tickets at the door (cash sales only, one hour prior to performance). However many of their concerts sell out early. Check local venues for further information.
The Program Vivaldi – Concerto for Violin & strings, Winter & Concerto in A minor for Violin Mozart – Concerto in A Major for Clarinet and orchestra
Rossini – Serenade No. 3 in C Major for strings
Sarasate – Carmen Fantasy for violin and orchestra
South Australian Concert Dates
Willunga – St Joseph's Church, 8th of January
Strathalbyn – St Andrew's Church, 9th of January
Hahndorf – St. Michael's Church, 10th of January
Victor Harbor – Newland Memorial Church, 11th of January
Light Pass (Near Tununda) – St Gate Lutheran Church, 12th of January
Adelaide - St Peter's Cathedral, 13th of January
Naracoorte – St' Paul's Anglican Church, 14th of January
Penola – St Joseph's Church, 15th of January
Hi Jenny. It's great to see this post promoting the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne's concert tour. You might be interested to know that they are also performing at St George's Anglican Church in Gawler on Tuesday 6th January. A Weekend Notes subscriber from Gawler!
Hi again Jenny. Last night's performance was fabulous - and was a sell out. Also, the group is performing at Seppeltsfield tonight, 7th January at 8pm. I thoroughly recommend the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne to all music lovers.