New Year's Concerts 2018

The Cologne New Philharmonic New Year’s Concerts 2018

Monday, 1.1. Kartäuserkirche Köln, 11am
Linz a./Rhein, Stadthalle, 6pm

Tuesday, 2.1. Bitburg, Stadthalle, 8pm

Saturday, 6.1. Müllheim/Baden, Bürgerhaus, 6pm

Sunday, 7.1. Soest, Stadthalle, 7pm

Friday, 12.1. Dinslaken, St.Vincentius Kirche, 8pm

Saturday, 13.1. Übach-Palenberg, Pädagog. Zentrum, 8pm

Sunday, 14.1. Bremervörde St.Liborius-Kirche, 5pm

For more than 20 years, the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra has been presenting its audience with a cheerful and at the same time reflective program from the rich repertoire of the Strauss dynasty and its contemporaries at the turn of the year.
Under its umbrella, a unique platform has emerged that gives young professionals the ever-less-rare opportunity to participate in exceptional concert projects beyond the limits of their studies and professional life. It is supported by Junge Philharmonie Köln e.V., a non-profit organization, which supports the orchestra's mission as a musical ambassador and promoter of peace and international understanding through the integration of numerous foreign young artists living in Germany.
Anyone who joins a New Year's concert of the Cologne New Philharmonic knows that on this day the light muse rules entertained with humorous and witty comments by its principal conductor Volker Hartung.
In addition to classic Strauss- highlights as for example the "Frühlingsstimmen-Walzer", the "Donner und Blitzpolka", the "Champagner-Polka", famous tunes by Verdi, Dvorak, Grieg and Tchaikovsky are served by the young virtuosos of the "New Year's Concert" in 2018
Humorous, entertaining and unforgettable moments await you at the beginning of the year 2018.
It is the wish of the Orchestra and Volker Hartung to offer not only musically valuable interpretations of the masterpieces, but also to serve as musical ambassadors to convey a greeting to all people in the spirit of hope, friendship and peace.


Symphony Concert in Kölner Philharmonie 2018


Annual Symphony Concert at Kölner Philharmonie

Thursday, 22 February 2018 at 8pm

Kölner Philharmonie

Oleg Poliansky,  piano
Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra
Volker Hartung,  conductor
Giuseppe Verdi
Ouverture to „La forza del destino“ (The Force of Destiny) (1862)

Sergej Rachmaninow
Piano Concerto No. 1 F sharp-Minor Op 1 (1890–91, rev. 1917)

Michail Glinka
Ouvertüre aus: „A Life for the Czar“ ("Žizn' za carja") (1834–36, rev. 1837)

Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky
Lebedinoe ozero op. 20 (1875/76)

Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra
Volker Hartung,  conductor

… and Virtuoso Encores!

Tickets are available at: Köln-Ticket