Aurora Orchestra

With its signature creative ethos, Aurora Orchestra combines world-class performance with adventurous programming and concert presentation. Founded in 2005 under Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon, Aurora has quickly become one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras, garnering several major awards including two Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, a German ECHO Klassik Award and a Classical:NEXT Innovation Award.

Collaborating widely across art forms and musical genres, the orchestra has worked with an exceptional breadth of artists, ranging from Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Sarah Connolly and Pierre-Laurent Aimard to Wayne McGregor, Edmund de Waal and Björk. A champion of new music, it has premiered works by composers including Julian Anderson, Benedict Mason, Anna Meredith, Nico Muhly, and Judith Weir.

By challenging expectations of what an orchestra can and should do on the concert platform, Aurora inspires audiences of all ages and backgrounds to develop a passion for orchestral music. In recent years, it has pioneered memorised performance (without the use of printed sheet music), and is thought to be the first orchestra in the modern age to perform whole symphonies in this way. Since 2016, Aurora has staged Orchestral Theatre productions which cross the boundaries of musical genres and art forms. These orchestral adventures rethink the concert format and offer bold new ways for audiences to experience orchestral music. Through an award-winning Creative Learning programme, Aurora regularly holds creative workshops and storytelling concerts for families, schools and young people, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Based in London, Aurora is Resident Orchestra at Kings Place and Associate Orchestra at Southbank Centre with residencies at St George’s Bristol, The Apex (Bury St Edmunds) and Colyer-Fergusson Hall (Canterbury). Recent and forthcoming international highlights include appearances at the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kölner Philharmonie, Victoria Concert Hall Singapore, Melbourne Festival and Shanghai Concert Hall. Aurora has released a number of critically-acclaimed albums, including Road Trip and Insomnia on Warner Classics.

Kammerakademie Potsdam

The debut at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, successful tours throughout Europe, Asia and South America and the 2015 Klassik prize in the “Ensemble/Orchestra of the Year” category are just a few highlights of the Kammerakademie Potsdam’s exciting development. A leading chamber orchestra in the state of Brandenburg and resident orchestra of Potsdam’s Nikolaisaal, the Kammerakademie Potsdam impresses with the highest artistic quality, outstanding live performances and both contemporary and historically-informed interpretations. Musically versatile and with a vibrant style of music-making, the orchestra offers a more wide-ranged programme than ever in 2018/19. Antonello Manacorda was appointed artistic director and principal conductor in the 2010/11 season; his predecessors include Sergio Azzolini, Andrea Marcon and Michael Sanderling.

International soloists such as Sabine Meyer, Julia Fischer, Bejun Mehta, Albrecht Mayer, Emmanuel Pahud, Andreas Ottensamer and Gábor Boldoczki will join the orchestra. Steven Isserlis is this season’s Artist in Residence and will be working with the Kammerakademie Potsdam for a number of concerts. Conductors Antonio Méndez and Jörg Widmann are welcomed back, whilst Paul McCreesh and Alexander Lonquich will make their debuts.

In 2018 the Potsdamer Winteroper once again took place in the unique and historic setting of the Friedenskirche Sanssouci, presenting “Theodora”, a staged oratorio by Georg Friedrich Händel.

The Kammerakademie Potsdam will continue to be a cultural ambassador for the city and the state of Brandenburg and will be making appearances at prestigious festivals and concert venues including the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Glocke Bremen, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Philharmonie Köln, Frauenkirche Dresden, Philharmonie and Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin, Lingotto Turin, the Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte. The orchestra’s successful collaboration with the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg will continue into 2019.

Musical and cultural education has always been a vital part of the Kammerakademie Potsdam’s work. A particularly special collaboration has been formed with the Drewitz Primary School, where the trio of orchestra, school and community centre, named “Music Creates Perspectives”, has created a unique and nationally-recognised model of cultural outreach. It has been awarded the coveted “Kultur öffnet Welten” prize by the Minister for Culture and Media.

Korean Chamber Orchestra

The Korean Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1965 and has established itself to be the leading chamber orchestra in the country. It has given almost 1,000 concerts worldwide and acquired a growing international reputation by embarking on numerous international tours. KCO has released 17 CDs, encompassing a wide range of repertoire, which have established a new standard of excellence in the filed of classical music.

KCO appeared in major concerts of which highlights include the UNESCO Concert for Peace in Paris and ‘UN Staff Day Concert’ in New York where it was appointed an official UN Chamber Orchestra for Peace in 2000. In 2015, KCO is progressing successful World Tour project to commemorate their 50th anniversary.

KCO plays several main concert halls in Washington D.C., Salzburg, London, Paris, Berlin Moscow, Vienna, New York, Boston, Munich, Heidelberg, Milano, Warsaw, Tokyo, Singapore, Qingdao, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Cerritos, San Diego, Toronto, Kingston, New Port and etc,.

Also, KCO was invited to the Rheingau Musik Festival(2007), George Enescu Festival(2011), Finland Naantali Festival(2007, 2019), Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival(2006, 2015), Italy Ascoli Piceno Festival and Carl Orff Festival(2011), Macao International Festival(2014), China Beijing NCPA May Festival(2015), Estonia International Mozart Festival(2006), Luxembourg Echternach Festival(2007), Austria Chopin Festival(2016), Russia Krasnoyarsk Chamber Music Festival(2016), Germany 40th Eckelshausener Musiktage(2018).

Upcoming 2020, KCO was officially invited to the Mozart Festival Würzburg and Heidelberg Spring Festival.

The KCO, which celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2020, is planning a project to play the completed Mozart 46 symphonies.

Special Concert | Avi Avital & The Knights

We thank

Freundeskreis Heidelberger Frühling

Final Concert: Anja Harteros, Valery Gergiev & Münchner Philharmoniker

Harriet Krijgh & Amsterdam Sinfonietta

»Encore« Jörg Tröger talks to Harriet Krijgh (Ballsaal, Stadthalle)

We thank

Marina Heredia, Alexander Melnikov & Mahler Chamber Orchestra

We thank
Dr. Renate Keysser-Götze, Dr. Dietrich Götze,

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Freundeskreis Heidelberger Frühling

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra is Orchestra in Residence of Heidelberger Frühling

Frühling for Families: Peter and the Wolf – postponed from 2pm to 5pm

For technical and organizational reasons we have to change the time of the concert from 11 am to 3 pm. Your tickets will of course remain valid. If you are unable to attend the new date, you have the option of returning your tickets by 15 December 2018. We will then refund the purchase price printed on the tickets. Please provide us with the IBAN of the account to which the refund is to be made. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to your visit. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone (06221 / 584 00 44).

In cooperation with Universität Heidelberg

Frühling for Families: Peter and the Wolf – postponed from 11am to 3pm

For technical and organizational reasons we have to change the time of the concert from 11 am to 3 pm. Your tickets will of course remain valid. If you are unable to attend the new date, you have the option of returning your tickets by 15 December 2018. We will then refund the purchase price printed on the tickets. Please provide us with the IBAN of the account to which the refund is to be made. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to your visit. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone (06221 / 584 00 44).

In cooperation with Universität Heidelberg