With the great anniversary concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Cologne Classical Ensemble, we opened the 2023 concert year of the Chamber Concerts at the Kunstverein. In four concerts spread throughout the year, you will once again experience top ensembles from Cologne and NRW in the Riphahn Hall of the Kölnischer Kunstverein. After we went into the summer break with a grandiose concert by flutist Nerses Ohanyan and accordionist Miroslav Nisic, we now welcome the two top duos with our artistic director in autumn. 

On 28 October 2023 we celebrate the record release of the new album by Lena Kravets and Tobias Kassung: "La lumière du sud - the Light of the South" will be released on the renowned Cologne label KSG Exaudio and is entirely dedicated to the masters of French music. Great impressionists like Claude Debussy or Gabriel Fauré meet the baroque master Marin Marais and the contemporary Parisian composer Mathias Duplessy, who wonderfully combines French lightness with flamenco and Brazilian bossa nova.

Music mainly from Italy, more precisely the great film music of Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone and others awaits you on 9 December 2023, when the guitar duo of Luciano Marziali and Tobias Kassung perform their programme "Il Cinema". The duo impressively combines this music with early music by John Dowland and George Frideric Handel.

This year we need your personal support more urgently than usual! After three years, our funding from the state of NRW and the RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur has come to an end. This year we can only maintain the chamber concerts at the Kunstverein thanks to the support of the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne and our private friends and sponsors. However, this is not possible without cuts in the programme. As a result, from this year onwards we will only be able to hold four concerts at the Kunstverein instead of six. As usual, however, you will again be able to experience thrilling and exceptional top musicians from Cologne and NRW.

In addition, our operating costs such as hall rental, GEMA and insurance have increased significantly this year. Therefore, we have to adjust the ticket prices accordingly and raise them to 28,- and 18,- Euro respectively. We ask for your understanding.

In order for the chamber concerts to continue in the future, we need you above all - dear audience: continue to remain loyal to us, experience the fantastic concerts in the Riphahn Hall and support us especially with a sponsoring membership in our non-profit supporting association. 

You can find detailed information about the sponsoring association and the possibilities of support here.

Thank you very much!

Your Tobias Kassung
(Artistic Director)



Sponsors of the chamber concerts

The Cologne Chamber Concerts at the Kunstverein take place with the support of the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne. As well as our board of trustees and supporting members of the Kölner Klassik Ensemble e.V.. From 2020-2022, the series was also funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science NRW and the RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur. 2022 also by the Kunststiftung NRW.

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