Cologne

Minnesota Orchestra Tour #6: Cologne and Dusseldorf

The Minnesota Orchestra is staying in Cologne and doing a “run out” to Dusseldorf for an evening concert, about an hour each way by bus. In World War II, Cologne was bombed by the Allies in more than 250 air raids. Standing in front of the Kölner Dom, as the Cologne Cathedral is called here,...

Minnesota Orchestra #5: Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne

Rehearsal Pretend you’re Richard Dreyfuss standing underneath the hovering Close Encounters spaceship and you have a sense of what it is like to sit inside the Kölner Philharmonie in Cologne. The interior space is round, with the open stage set low in the middle. Audience seating slopes steeply down to the stage, circling it. As...