Grand anniversary concert on February 4, 2023 with the seasons by Vivaldi, Piazzolla and Cage

We are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Cologne Classical Ensemble with a special programme in our series "Chamber Concerts at the Kunstverein". Together with the outstanding violin virtuosos Alexander Prushinskiy and Arsenis Selalmazidis, we take a look back at the early repertoire of our ensemble.

The young ensemble's own arrangements of Astor Piazzolla's "Las Estaciones Porteñas" were a great success. As then, we combine these seasons from Argentina with the famous "Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi and combine both with "Quietly Flowing Along" from the seasonal cycle by John Cage (Quartet in Four Parts).

In 2003, eight students at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne founded the Kölner Klassik Ensemble. Today - 20 years later - this ensemble has developed into one of the leading collectives for classical chamber music in NRW. Since 2020, our supporting association Kölner Klassik Ensemble e.V. has been organising the "Chamber Concerts at the Kunstverein" at the Kölnischer Kunstverein and invites top ensembles there six times a year.

The big anniversary concert on 4 February 2023 is also the opening concert of the new 2023 programme. Once again, the audience can expect a top-class and exciting programme with outstanding ensembles from NRW.

The current annual programme with links to advance booking can be found here.

Sponsors of the chamber concerts

The Cologne Chamber Concerts in the Kunstverein take place with the support of the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne and the Arts Foundation of NRW. As well as our board of trustees and sponsoring members of the Kölner Klassik Ensemble e.V.

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