Klassische Philharmonie Bonn

The Klassische Philharmonie Bonn arose from the Chur Cölnisches Orchester Bonn, which was founded in 1959 by Heribert Beissel, who wanted to resurrect the music at the Chur Cölnischer Hof (the court of the Prince Archbishop of Cologne) in Bonn. As the orchestra branched out into other stylistic areas and therefore grew as an entity, the issue of the final artistic home of the orchestra was resolved by deciding that the Viennese classical style should be the focus of artistic creation. The name Klassische Philharmonie Bonn was therefore logical. Under the title ‘Wiener Klassik’ (Viennese Classicism), the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn started its successful concert series, which is now well established in subscription concerts in Hamburg, Bremen, Hanover, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bonn, Wiesbaden, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Munich. It is the aim of the orchestra to promote highly talented young musicians. Bonn City Council and a foundation support the orchestra. Heribert Beissel is the principal conductor. Tours have taken the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn to Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, to England, Japan and the USA. They have been guests at festivals including the Festival Gran Canaria, the Festspielen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Flanders Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Bregenzer Frühling, the Bachwoche Ansbach and the Salzburger Schlosskonzerte. Radio broadcasts and CD recordings document the artistic work of the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn.