Young Adults




Programmes for young adults

Youth Centre

  • 443 Hertz - Hidden Track

      Composing their own soundtrack for once - the project "Hidden Track" offers young people the opportunity to become creative and write their own music to a photo of their choice. In weekly workshops in youth centres, they combine musical elements with everyday and ambient sounds and create a very personal work of art. They are supported by composer Philipp Matthias Kaufmann and musicians from the Gürzenich Orchestra, who record the new compositions. Together with the photos, the finished Hidden Tracks will be presented in an exhibition.

  • Crash Course Opera

      Teenagers that may never have had any contact with classical music have the opportunity to get to know two great cultural institutions from a very personal point of view.

      The Cologne Opera and the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne now offer a unique look behind the scenes.

      First, the teenagers get to know the orchestra: Sitting next to their favourite instrument, they experience a half-hour rehearsal of the musicians for the next opera production. In preparation, they get an introduction where they can learn a lot about the orchestra. Afterwards, the piece is examined from a different angle: In a scenic workshop, the teenagers learn everything about the content of the opera and can try out their own theatre skills.

      A cooperation of the Gürzenich Orchestra and the Cologne Opera 


      L’elisir d’amore
      Sat 21.10.23 - 08:45 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.


      This offer is directed at youth centres. Participation in this offer is free of charge. 

      The registration period for this offer in the season 23/24 has ended. Registraion for this season is no longer possible.

      Registrations for the 24/25 season are planned to be accepted from the beginning of May 2024.

Melting Pot

With his work »Melting Pot«, Bernhard Gander unites two worlds: a big orchestra meets rap, DJ, poetry slam, beatboxing and breakdance. Each genre retains its own sound, but is staged in a new way and given previously unknown freedom. The topics dealt with are of concern to the city - the local solists express what moves Cologne. Melting pot brings cultures and people together, overcoming borders and roles.

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