Concerto Köln

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More than 30 years of world class performances characterised by a highly individual sound and a passion for the re-discovery of forgotten repertoire mark out Concerto Köln as one of today’s leading orchestras for Historically Informed Performance. With one foot firmly rooted in Köln’s musical life, the orchestra is a regular guest at important musical venues worldwide and stands for excellence in the interpretation of early music. The "Opus Klassik" award in 2023 for the album "Pisendel," recorded by Concerto Köln with its concertmaster Mayumi Hirasaki, once again proves the ensemble's captivating joy of playing.

The concert calendar for the 2023/24 season features many highlights. The season kicked off with a celebrated opera production of George Frideric Handel's "Flavio" at the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival 2023. The performance with an exceptional cast of singers can be experienced in a concert version at the Theater an der Wien in April 2024. Together with its honorary conductor Kent Nagano, Concerto Köln is working on an authentic interpretation of Bruckner's legendary Symphony No. 4, which will be performed in concerts in Duisburg and Linz, as well as at the Herrenchiemsee Festival. This season brings a reunion with Peter Dijkstra and the Nederlands Kamerkoor, and the award-winning program "Mirrors" with soprano Jeanine De Bique will be heard again.

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Musical partners in 2024 include sopranos Julia Lezhneva and Katharina Konradi, Baroque scene rising star Max Volbers, violinist Shunske Sato, pianist Tobias Koch, and the WDR Radio Choir with Simon Halsey. With concerts conducted by Martijn Dendievel and Jakob Lehmann, Concerto Köln opens a series with exciting young conductors at the Kölner Philharmonie, demonstrating that the research work of the Cologne ensemble is currently a hotspot in performance practice. Mayumi Hirasaki, Evgeny Sviridov, and Shunske Sato, as permanent concertmasters and soloists, along with Artistic Director Alexander Scherf, represent the characteristic orientation of the self-governing orchestra.

The performance of "Die Walküre" as a continuation of the scientific-artistic grand project with Wagner's "Ring" tetralogy is certainly one of the most exciting offerings of the period in the original instruments scene in 2024. In collaboration with the Dresden Music Festival, Concerto Köln, under the direction of Maestro Kent Nagano, will present "Die Walküre" in Prague, Dresden, Amsterdam, Cologne, and Hamburg.

Concerto Köln interprets well-known repertoire in such a fresh and "striking" way (Die ZEIT), as if you were hearing it for the first time.

Since 2008, the ensemble has been closely associated with the Berlin Classics label, but also remains active for other labels. The discography now includes more than 75 often award-winning recordings, including the Grammy Award-winning recording of Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro" with René Jacobs.

No art without enthusiastic sponsors: the Federal Ministry for Culture and Science in North-Rhine Westphalia, the Kunststiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, the Goethe-Institut, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Strecker Foundation support the ensemble in the realization of its musical projects and ideas.

Since 2009, there has also been a close partnership with MBL unique high end audio, which enables the orchestra to engage intensively with the sound and reproduction of its recordings.

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Season 2023/2024

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Concerts

  • Concerto Köln

    Frauenchiemsee, 7:00 pm

    Partner(s):

    Max Volbers, Laila Salome Fischer

    Program:

    Bach: Concerto per Flauto C-Dur Pasticcio nach den Konzerten BWV 1053 und BWV 1042 Scheibe: Sinfonia à 4 A-Dur SchW A2:005 Scheibe: Willkommen, Heiland SchW B2:301 Arie aus der Kantate Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu Pause: PAUSE Scheibe: Concerto per Oboe d?amore h-Moll SchW A1:009 Scheibe: O tötet mich nur auch, vermessne Scharen! SchW B2:313 Arie aus dem Oratorium Der wundervolle Bach: Sinfonia BWV 182 aus Himmelskönig, sei willkommen Bach: Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust BWV 170 Kirchenkantate für Alt und Orchester

    Location:

    Abtei Frauenwörth im Chiemsee

    Organizer:

    https://www.herrenchiemsee-festspiele.de

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  • Concerto Köln

    Herrenchiemsee, 7:00 pm

    Partner(s):

    Shunske Sato

    Conductor:

    Kent Nagano

    Program:

    Bruckner: Sinfonie Nr. 4 Es-Dur Romantische - Fassung von 1874 Schumann: Konzert für Violine und Orchester d-Moll op. posthum

    Location:

    Spiegelsaal Schloss Herrenchiemsee

    Organizer:

    https://www.herrenchiemsee-festspiele.de

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Projects

  • Concerto Köln (58-72 Musiker) - Kent Nagano (Leitung) - Shunske Sato (Violine)

    Bruckner!

    Program:

    Kéler - Ouverture romantique für Orchester, op. 75
    Godard - Concerto romantique für Violine und Orchester a-moll, op. 35 (1876)
    ODER Schumann ODER Brahms - Violinkonzert
    Bruckner - Sinfonie Nr. 4 („Romantische“) Es-Dur, WAB 104 (Erstfassung 1874)

  • Concerto Köln (58-72 Musiker) - Kent Nagano (Leitung) - Shunske Sato (Violine)

    Bruckner!

    Program:

    Kéler - Ouverture romantique für Orchester, op. 75
    Godard - Concerto romantique für Violine und Orchester a-moll, op. 35 (1876)
    ODER Schumann ODER Brahms - Violinkonzert
    Bruckner - Sinfonie Nr. 4 („Romantische“) Es-Dur, WAB 104 (Erstfassung 1874)

  • Wagner Lesarten – Dresdner Festspielorchester & Concerto Köln (ca. 90 Musiker) – Kent Nagano (Leitung)

    Großes Wagner-Forschungsprojekt! Weitere Infos auf Anfrage

    Program:

    Wagner - Die Walküre

    Siegmund - Maximilian Schmitt
    Sieglinde - Sarah Wegener
    Hunding - Patrick Zielke/Tobias Kehrer/Dimitry Ivashchenko
    Wotan - Derek Welton/Simon Bailey
    Fricka - Claude Eichenberger
    Brünnhilde - Asa Jäger/Christiane Libor

    Walküren:
    Helmwige - Natalie Karl
    Gerhilde – Chelsea Zurflüh
    Ortlinde - NN
    Waltraute - NN
    Siegrune - Ida Aldrian
    Roßweiße - Marie-Luise Dreßen
    Grimgerde – Eva Vogel
    Schwertleite - NN

  • Concerto Köln (51 Musiker) - Jakob Lehmann (Leitung) - Shunske Sato (Violine)

    Romantik

    Program:

    Farrenc - Ouverture Nr.2 Op 24 Es Moll
    Schumann - Violinkonzert
    Mayer - Sinfonie Nr 7 F Moll

    Besetzung: 2.2.2.2., 4.2.3.0., Pk.
    Str: 8.8.6.5.4.

  • Concerto Köln (47 Musiker) - Harry Ogg (Leitung) - Olga Pashchenko (Fortepiano)

    Mendelssohn & Clara Schumann

    Program:

    F. Mendelssohn - Hebriden Ouvertüre
    C. Schumann - Konzertsatz in f-Moll für Klavier und Orchester
    R. Schumann - Klavierquintett in Es-Dur op. 47, 3. Satz Andante Cantabile
    Soloklavierwerk N.N.
    C. Schumann - aus den 3 Romanzen für Violine und Klavier Nr. 1 Andante Molto
    F. Chopin - Klavierkonzert in e-Moll op. 11, 3. Satz Rondo (vivace)
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    F. Mendelssohn - Sinfonie Nr. 4 in A-Dur "Italienisch"

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