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No year draws to its end without the traditional New Year's Eve Concert! Cologne Philharmonic Hall and Duesseldorf Tonhalle are two of the top venues.

WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne Philharmonic Hall

Waltzes by  Antonín Dvořák and Ravel, compositions from the pen of Brahms and Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos  - that’s what concertgoers  can look forward to in Cologne Philharmonic Hall.

The masterpieces are performed by the WDR Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, the WDR Radio Chorus and the piano duo Gülru Ensari and Herbert Schuch.

Where and when? Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Monday, December 31st, 6 pm. For more information please visit


Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Tonhalle Duesseldorf

Tonhalle Duesseldorf presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, text of the fourth movement  taken from  Schiller’s Ode to Joy, on December 31st. It is performed by  the Neue Orchester and the chamber choir Chorus Musicus conducted by Christoph Spering.  Soloists are Yeree Suh, Corby Welch and others.

Where and when? Tonhalle Duesseldorf, Monday, December 31st, 7 pm. For more information please visit .

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