CLASSICAL MUSIC IN THE RUHR METROPOLIS
One of the most enjoyable aspects of classical music is the vast repertoire of different styles from many eras that orchestras and ensembles perform. Some of the finer groups of performers in Germany play an eclectic collection of favourites in stunning venues.
Expats can experience inspiring concerts and magnificent classical performances in Essen, Dortmund, Bochum, Duisburg and Hagen. Throughout the season, many international conductors and orchestras also give guest appearances while on tour in the Ruhr Metropolis.
The Essener Philharmoniker are a delight to hear, possessing an eclectic collection of favourites. They are one of the finer groups of performers in Germany.
Founded in 1899 as the Städtische Orchester of Stadt Essen they today form part of the Theater und Philharmonie Essen, located in the heart of the Ruhr Metropolis. The complex also includes the impressive oprea house designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.
PHILHARMONISCHES ORCHESTER HAGEN
Original language movies are popular among expats living across the Ruhr Metropolis. Films are screened regularly in English original with subtitles, known as OmU and without, portrayed as OV. A wide variety of cinemas or movie theatres can be found, both large and small.