The Düsseldorf Symphonic Orchestra (Düsseldorfer Symphoniker) perform terrific classical music in two of Dusseldorf’s cultural institutions, the concert hall (Tonhalle) and the opera (Deutsche Oper am Rhein).
Classical music holds a long tradition in Dusseldorf. Its roots can be dated to the Düsseldorfer Hofkapelle of the 18th century, through the urban music association (Städtischer Musikverein) created in 1818 to Germany’s second oldest independent urban orchestra formed in 1864.
The Düsseldorfer Symphoniker are resident orchestra to the Tonhalle. Built on the banks of the river Rhine in 1926 as a planetarium, it was rebuilt to create a concert hall in 1978. In 2005, the interior was completely transformed and modernised to create sone of the finest accoustics and stunning interiors available.