Since 1986 the Kölner Philharmonie has been an integral part of Europe's music scene. One reason for such prominence is the variety of the concert programmes, which comprise the great works of the symphonic and chamber music repertoire, jazz sessions, folk and pop events, and the world and Cologne premiéres of lesser known, new and exotic works.
Another reason is the unique atmosphere prevailing in the exquisitely beautiful concert hall which has been designed in the style of an amphitheatre.
Concerts are held almost daily here and up to two or three on Sundays and public holidays.
What takes your fancy? Top-notch symphonic music? Scintillating chamber creations with the outstanding ensembles? Virtuoso soloists, dramatic opera, high-end jazz or a kaleidoscope of world music? It's all happening at the Kölner Philharmonie.