Current program

On 4 February 2023, the Chamber Concerts will start the new year with the great anniversary concert of the Cologne Calssical Ensemble. We will announce the complete 2023 programme at the opening concert, advance booking starts on 1.1.2023. You can find an archive with audio and video recordings of concerts that have already taken place in our review.

6. Chamber Concert 2022: Fukio Quartett & Inna Firsova

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Hahnenstraße 6, 50667 Köln

Ravel, Bernstein & Albright

At the end of the Chamber Concerts 2022, we celebrate a special premiere under #Startschuss@Koeln: the celebrated Fukio Saxophone Quartet presents an extraordinary programme together with the internationally established pianist Inna Firsova, who lives in Cologne.

Since its beginnings in 2008, Fukio has focused on interpreting music for saxophone quartet and developing new repertoire. Based in Cologne, the quartet specialised in new music at the Musikhochschule Köln and in chamber music at the CNSMD in Paris and has collaborated with renowned composers such as Georges Aperghis, Fabien Lévy and Georg Friedrich Haas.
At the chamber concerts at the Kunstverein, they will playfully cross the boundaries between classical and jazz with works by Ravel, Bernstein and Albright. A concert in a class of its own!

Sopransaxophon: Joaquín Sáez Belmonte
Altsaxophon: Xavier Larsson Páez
Tenorsaxophon: José Manuel Bañuls Marcos
Baritonsaxophon: Xabier Casal Ares
Klavier: Inna Firsova

Maurice Ravel: La valse, poème chorégraphique pour orchestre (Arr.: Alejandro Lidón)
Leonard Bernstein: „Candide“ (Arr.: Alejandro Lidón)
William Albright (1944-1998): Fantasy Etudes


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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, the Arts Foundation of NRW, the Ministry of Culture and Science in North Rhine-Westphalia and the RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur. As well as our board of trustees and sponsoring members of the Kölner Klassik Ensemble e.V.

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