Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester
J. Steffes Ollig GmbH & Co. Müllenbach / Helmut Reuter (Fireworks)
MP-Music / Manuel Pütz (sound and light design)
It’s the sparkling highlight and crowning finish to every Brühler Schlosskonzerte summer: the grand fireworks in the palace park at Schloss Augustusburg, accompanied by a live orchestra. This year the best and grandest work imaginable for such an occasion will ring out once more: George Friedrich Handel’s hit of the millennium ›Music for the Royal Fireworks‹, composed in January 1749 for a kingly fireworks display over the Thames in London. Gerhard Peters will conduct the Neues Rheinische Kammerorchester, long one of the true greats in Cologne’s culture of music.
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759)
„Music for the Royal Fireworksk“ HWV 351
with synchronous fireworks (duration: approx. 30 minutes)
Entrance to the fireworks is included in the ticket price for all concerts on the same day in the palace, the church St. Margareta and the ›Galerie am Schloss‹. For visitors to these concerts, standing room is reserved on the palace terrace. Individual tickets for standing places at the fireworks in the garden are available for presale at the entrance to the Schlosspark. The park gates will open at 21:00.