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On 4 February 2023, the Chamber Concerts will start the new year with the great anniversary concert of the Cologne Calssical Ensemble. You can find an archive with audio and video recordings of concerts that have already taken place in our review.

1. Chamber Concert 2023: 20 years Cologne Classical Ensemble

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Hahnenstraße 6, 50667 Köln

The Seasons: Vivaldi, Piazzolla & Cage

We celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Cologne Classical Ensemble with a special programme. 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 "Las Estaciones Porteñas" by Astor Piazzolla 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). A deliberate break from the typical seasonal cycle in times of climate change and its challenges for us.

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.

Alexander Prushinskiy, violin (Four Seasons of Piazzolla)
Arsenis Selalmazidis, violin (Four Seasons Vivaldi)

Svetlana Shtraub, violin
Erin Kirby, viola
Lena Kravets, cello
Marian Kushniryk, double bass
Marta Dotkus, harpsichord
Tobias Kassung, guitar & arrangements


1. John Cage: Quietly Flowing Along (Sommer)
2. Antonio Vivaldi: L’autunno – Der Herbst, op. 8 Nr. 3, RV 293
3. Astor Piazzolla: Invierno Porteño (Winter)
4. Antonio Vivaldi: La primavera – Der Frühling, op. 8 Nr. 1, RV 269
5. Astor Piazzolla: Verano Porteño (Sommer)

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1. Antonio Vivaldi: L’estate – Der Sommer, op. 8 Nr. 2, RV 315
2. Astor Piazzolla: Otoño Porteño (Herbst)
3. Antonio Vivaldi: L’inverno – Der Winter, op. 8 Nr. 4, RV 297
4. Astor Piazzolla: Primavera Porteña (Frühling)



"Las Estaciones Porteñas" by the Cologne Classical Ensemble, released by Sony Classical 2005::

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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