It ́s been a long and eventful summer with much planning for our exciting 2018-2019 concert season! Here is a quick overview of our main projects:
To begin our season, we performed in the 5th annual Zollstocker Kulturwochende on the 29th of September at the Saint Nicolas Grundschule, the lovely children´s program“Die Prinzessin und die verschwundenen Schachfiguren“ about a princess who loves to play chess and her adventures in a magical garden.
To be as inclusive as possible, the concert was free and open to the public.
In November, we are pleased to continue our collaboration with the Club Kölner Filmer e.V. in our program „Rheinblick“; a program with composers for whom Rhineland, especially Cologne was especially meaningful place in their career. The program includes a original „kölsche Jung“ Max Bruch, as well as the cologne music conservatory student, Leo Justinus Kauffmann, whose music was deemed extravagant and decadent and so was forbidden in the Nazi Regime and is rounded off with the symphonic tones of the „french Beethoven“, George Onslow whose symphonies were performed in Aachen and Cologne in the Niederrheinisches Musikfest (of which Mendelsohn-Bartholdy was the music director, among others)
„Rheinblick“ will not only be performed in Schloss Eulenbroich on the 14th of November but also in a organized concert of our Verein VivazzA eV. on the 9th of November in the Melanchthonkirche in Zollstock. Tickets (12€/8€)are available now under our email:firstname.lastname@example.org.!
VivazzA is extremely proud to have been invited to take part in the Institut Francais concert series „Offenbach Jahr“ to celebrate the Cologne born, parisian composer ́s 100th birthday. Our performance on the 25th of January will include the Nonet of Louisa Farrenc, the first woman composer who was a professor in the Paris Conservatory as well as Offenbach greatest hits!
VivazzA is starting a concert series with the women ́s society, Kom!ma e.V. in the Bürgerhaus im Salzmannbau in Düsseldorf. Each of these one hour concerts will showcase a particular aspect of our ensemble (either winds, or strings, or mixed ensemble with harp) and have an emphasis on women in music.
3rd annual chamber music course for amateur winds and strings in Hürth. This course has now become a mainstay in VivazzAs programming. We are so eager to see our returning musicians as well as meet new ones and learn exciting and unusual chamber works!
The dutch composer, Monique Krüs, has graciously given us permission to be the first chamber ensemble (after the Rotterdam Philharmonic!) to premiere her children ́s program Erdnüsschen in Germany. The storyline is about a zoo full of lazy animals that the mayor wants to close because no one wants to go see them anymore. Can the children save the zoo? Stay tuned! First performances will be in Düsseldorf, Cologne and Hürth
Keep checking our website for regular updates about these and other concerts- We look forward to seeing you at our concerts soon!