A wonderful modern concert hall with superb acoustics. It's worth visiting just to admire the internal architecture - though it looks nothing from the outside!
We were lucky to catch a free half hour concert during our stay and it was well worth the queuing - although we didn't understand the conductors jokes (in German) - the exquisite music itself transcended all language barriers. I think they regularly perform for free at lunchtime - the concerts are advertised on their website.
We saw a show of "7 fingers". A group of 6 boys and 1 girl who mixed cirque, ballet, dance, singing in a very original form. The hall is very beautiful. Impressionant.
Attended a concert given by the Koln Philamonic in Koln recently which commenced with melodic peices by Ravel and Prokofiv. The violinist in the second peice Lisa Batiashvili was amazing. Then the peice I had been waiting for in the second half the familiar Organ Symphony. It is only the last movement which is familiar but it is quite an... More
Beautiful amphitheater, loved the concert. Bought a ticket for 16Euros at the Tourist Information Center, the concert had around 60 musician in all - 10 female singers, 10 male singers, 4 cellos, 10-12 violins, 4 violas, 2 drums, flute, trumpet, pianos etc besides many solo singers. Worth while to catch a live concert.
The quality is amazeing and the auditorium has speachless it was a sold out concert and the audience was really nice .It's a good experience.
Every Thursday, there's a free lunchtime concert in this fantastic space. Get there 30 mins early (at noon) and queue to take your pick of 2000+ seats. The quality of the music is excellent, the auditorium has fantastic acoustics and the audience is so appreciative. It's like sitting in the centre of a giant spacecraft- quite magical! What a way... More
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