Sound with class

»Ohrenauf! Ears wide open!« Not only the name of the music education programme of the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne has been an invitation to experience classical music anew for more than twenty years. It helps arouse the enthusiasm of children, teenagers and senior citizens for new listening experiences within the cosmos of classical music.

With great commitment, chief conductor François-Xavier Roth and his musicians demonstrate that it is possible to reach those people who have not yet come into contact with classical music. In order to do so, the musicians leave their accustomed territory and visit kindergartens, schools and senior residences throughout the city. Singing together, little choreographies and body percussion are regular fixtures of the great palette of possibilities.

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For all enquiries please contact the Ohrenauf!-Team.  On request we send hard copies of the informations on this website.

Head of Educational Department

Clara Friedrichs
Telefon: (0221) 221 22437


Svenja Hein (on parental leave)

Student Assistant

Leonie Liedgens
Phone (+49 221) 221 28581


Carla Kleiber
Phone: (+49 221) 221 28979

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