GO Magazin

Welcome to the magazine of the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne. 

Here you will find information about concerts, as well as lots of interesting and entertaining facts about the orchestra. Let us surprise you.

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Between desire and reality

INTERVIEW WITH THOMAS HAMPSON

I first saw Thomas Hampson on stage in Cologne in 1994, in the title role of Claudio Monteverdi's Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria. The Cologne opera director Michael Hampe had refreshed his Salzburg production of the piece (in the musically "free reconstruction" by Hans Werner Henze) - and there Odysseus laid huddled and unrecognised on a round stage disc with soft light in the background, lamenting the "eternally ill-tempered gods" and finally being told by Athena that his odysseys were at an end and that he had finally arrived: in his native Ithaca, with his wife Penelope.

11. November 2022 | aus Magazin Nov–Feb 2022/23

Christmas with the Gürzenich Orchestra

IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME

Celebrate Christmas with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and discover our Christmas concerts, family concerts, Christmas subscriptions and much more.

11. November 2022 | aus Magazin Nov–Feb 2022/23

Block F – Row 18 – Seat 31 & 32

A PORTRAIT OF HEKTOR HAARKÖTTER AND CHRISTEL BARTH

Hektor Haarkötter is a professor of communication studies and now passes on his many years of experience as a journalist, television director and author at the Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. A native of Cologne by choice, he wrote sketches for the legendary Stunksitzung carnival and occasionally performs as a jazz pianist. But despite all the pressure of his schedule, Tuesday evenings are firmly reserved for the Gürzenich Orchestra with his wife Christel Barth and him.

11. November 2022 | aus Magazin Nov–Feb 2022/23

What you've always wanted to ask

QUESTIONS FOR THE GÜRZENICH ORCHESTRA

Is there anything about our concerts that you always wanted to know? In conversations with our concert-goers, we are often asked questions whose answers are also interesting for a wider circle. For example: When am I allowed to clap? Why do some conductors use a baton and others don't? This question also comes up frequently:

Do I have to read the programme?

11. November 2022 | aus Magazin Nov–Feb 2022/23

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