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Elshan Ghasimi at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum
Festival for old music of the Kölner Philharmonie

28th of August, 1 pm

Dear friends of the muses,

after a long, busy silence, we are pleased to announce the next public event, a concert by Elshan Ghasimi in Cologne.

The Persian classical musician and composer, the percussionist and composer Johannes Fischer and the idea man and baroque flutist Jeremias Schwarzer will premiere as soloists with a new programme at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne on 28 August. They will be accompanied by Concerto Köln, an orchestra specialising in historical performance practice of the 18th and early 19th centuries.

The programme is called 'Tafelmusik'; concept, space, video and art direction are provided by Folkert Uhde, Ilka Seifert is responsible for the dramaturgy. An amalgam of historical figures and traditions.

We wish everyone a wonderful feast. From 1 p.m., for about three hours in the Stifter Hall of the museum. Admission is free.

Julian Malte Hatem Schindele

© Arnauld Ele

© Arnauld Ele


Elshan Ghasimi tar, composition

Jeremias Schwarzer recorder, musical conception, idea, artistic direction

Johannes Fischer percussion, composition

Members of Concerto Köln

Lea Schwamm violin

Tristan Braun violin

Aino Hildebrandt viola

Alexander Scherf violoncello

Michael Dücker lute

Markus Märkl harpsichord

Folkert Uhde concept, space, video, direction

Ilka Seifert dramaturgy


Works by Georg Philipp Telemann, Henry Purcell, Ali Akbar Khan, Johannes Fischer, Elshan Ghasimi and others as well as improvisations


"FELIX!" is the name of the Cologne festival for historical performance practice. What is behind it? In the Kölner Philharmonie, among other venues, numerous internationally renowned artists dedicate themselves to the music of times long past. On original instruments and with knowledge of the playing practices of the time, they bring the sound of the past into the present and, in combination with contemporary compositions and immersive sound designs, make it fit for the future. In doing so, they not only dedicate themselves to the music of the European Baroque, but also go on long journeys to far-flung musical cultures. On 28 August, "FELIX! urban" will be a full day of music with free admission.

See the entire program of the festival:

© Folkert Uhde

© Folkert Uhde