10.01.2008

Classical Music, Rock or Swing

Classical Music, Rock or Swing –
Düsseldorf Offers Something for Everyone’s Taste


Do you have any plans for tonight? This could be the question asked on EuroShop weekend, i.e. on 23 and 24 February 2008. It just so happens that Düsseldorf is offering a rich selection for any taste in music on those two days. Maybe you would like to surprise your employees or customers with a unique invitation after the closing of the trade fair?

Here are three options:



Flames of Classic

Flames of Classic“ is an impressive and unique combination of laser show and classical concert, using fascinating technological means to allow for a completely new presentation of musical visions. On 23 February, the Düsseldorf Tonhalle concert hall offers a very special journey that creates an unusual mix of light, shapes, colours and musical masterpieces. The show opens with Bizet’s Carmen, transports listeners to Mendelssohn’s Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, provides a virtuosic version of Bach’s Badinerie (the closing movement of Suite No. 2 in B minor), offers a taste of the Hungarian Puszta, courtesy of Brahms, before inviting the audience to visit Salzburg and Vienna with the sounds of Mozart and Johann Strauss (junior). A virtuosic interpretation of Smetana’s Vltava (Die Moldau) is followed by equally impressive performances of the Flight of the Bumblebee or passages from Swan Lake and the Nutcracker. Verdi’s Triumph March from the opera Aida and Johann Strauss senior’s unique New Year’s March conclude the musical journey. “Flames Of Classic“ is presented by the Nordböhmische Philharmonie (Northern Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra) Teplice, directed by Roland Mell. Information and tickets are available at:

www.tonhalle.de


A Night at the Opera

Those wishing to worship rock idols will find the perfect fit at the Düsseldorf Savoy Theatre on 23 February. That evening’s motto is “A Night at the Opera”. Queen is certainly one of the best-known rock bands of the 70s and 80s. Their list of successes includes innumerable classics such as Bohemian Rhapsody. Three decades after the release of the legendary Queen album “A Night at the Opera” in 1975, the vocal group Rock4 has taken a close look at the record and created its own a cappella show. The four singers from Maastricht in the Netherlands have had successes across Europe. Shows in Barcelona, Munich, Vienna and Graz are listed in the biography of the group. Armed with only vocal prowess and a stage show, all the while eschewing instrumental support, they present to the German audience the newly discovered side of the classics by Queen. A true feast for the ears and an expansion of one’s musical horizon! Further information at:

www.savoy-theater.de


Roger Cicero: German culture combined with big band sound

Anyone who loves the German culture combined with big band sound must not miss Roger Cicero. After he rushed the German music scene with his debut album Männersachen (2206), he now offers an equally successful follow-up with his show Beziehungsweise. Those who thought that the mix of casual neo-swing and funny-ironical texts has gotten tired over time will soon change their minds when they hear the 13 new songs. Whether classic swing, blues, salsa or samba, Roger Cicero and his well-coordinated band are always a sight to behold. The son of well-known jazz pianist Eugen Cicero guests with his show Beziehungsweise at the Düsseldorf Philipshalle on Sunday, 24 February 2008 at 8:00 pm. Information and tickets are available at:

www.philipshalle.de.