Classical Music in Rhine Ruhr

Fantastic classical performances across the region

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A most enjoyable aspect of classical music in the Rhine Ruhr region is the variety of performances by the local orchestras and ensembles. The earliest mention of an orchestra in Cologne can be discovered in the fifteenth century, while the Bonn Classical Philharmonic was founded as late as the nineteen-eighties.

A vast repertoire of different styles can be also be enjoyed in the Ruhr Metropolis from Dortmund to Bochum and Hagen to Duisburg. The Essener Philharmoniker appeals through their music as well as the exciting Aalto Theatre.

The Düsseldorf Symphonic Orchestra perform terrific classical music in the stunningly redesigned Tonhalle concert hall, which was originally built as a planetarium in 1926.

And in the 350 year old Zeughaus in Neuss, the classical music concert season runs with high level performances from Autumn until late Spring.

Classical Music in Düsseldorf

The Düsseldorfer Symphoniker play terrific classical music both as resident orchestra to the Tonhalle and performing in the opera house. The city of Düsseldorf reveals a long tradition with roots dating back to the Düsseldorfer Hofkapelle of the 18th century.

Classical Music in Neuss

Experience concerts performed in the Zeughaus by the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein with their inspiring, some say sophisticated, approach to classical music. Besides their reputation in the region, the local orchestra has gained excellent international acclaim during tours to many parts of the globe.

Classical Music in the Ruhr Metropolis

One of the most enjoyable aspects of classical music is the vast repertoire of different styles from many eras that most orchestras and ensembles are able to perform. The Essener Philharmoniker are a delight to hear, as are the wide variety of musicians in Bochum, Dortmund, Duisburg and Hagen.