To play in an orchestra once - for many Cologne residents, this wish is fulfilled in the Cologne Civic Orchestra, which François-Xavier Roth has launched in the 2019/20 season. The initiative is a matter of the heart for both him and the musicians of his orchestra. More than 40 of them are working on the works with the participants and supporting them in their preparations for the joint concert in the Kölner Philharmonie. Playing side by side with the professionals is a great motivation and a lot of fun. Because in the rehearsals with François-Xavier Roth you can not only learn a lot - there is also a lot to laugh about! The musical level of the amateur musicians varies greatly.
Parts that are too difficult are simplified. And the experienced help the less experienced. The philosophy is: there is no competition.
Ulrike Schäfer (principal cellist of the Gürzenich Orchestra and coach in the Citizens' Orchestra) in conversation with Mareike Bruns (viola) and Gerfried Heldt (flute) about their experiences in the Citizens' Orchestra. (Only in German available)
For the 23/24 season, François-Xavier Roth once again invites you to make music together with him and his orchestra. Anyone who plays an orchestral instrument and is at least 16 years old can participate.
The concert will take place on the 29th of June 24, rehearsals will start in January 24.
The registration period for this program in the season 23/24 is closed since 15.09.23. It is no longer possible to register for this season.
Registrations for the 24/25 season are expected to be available from the beginning of May 2024.
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