The Marian City's cultural producers succeed time after time in attracting, well-known, international artists to Kevelaer. This certainly has to do with the fact that not only the inhabitants and tourists are impressed by the special atmosphere of the city, but also the starts in the art and music scene feel the same.
Theatre and concerts as well as exhibitions and events with international quality are ever-present in Kevelaer. The Konzert- und Bühnenhaus [Concert and rehearsal building], the Niederrheinisches Museum für Volkskunde und Kulturgeschichte [Lower Rhine Museum of Ethnology and Cultural History] as well as numerous galleries provide the appropriate forum for this. Here, it is by no means only the big names which liven up Kevelaer's culture, but also and primarily the events from the numerous clubs and groups who are at home here. Kevelaer has adopted the town with the same name in South Africa and is a twin town with Bury St. Edmunds in England.
A series of classical concerts and a series of theatre performances attract visitors from the region to the city's Konzert- und Bühnenhaus each year. Special concerts - such as Udo Jürgens' performance in 2006, the guest appearances of the Philharmonie der Nationen [Philharmonic of the Nations] conducted by Prof. Justus Frantz, the concerts given by the German Tenors and the original USA Gospel Singers & Band - repeatedly bring the central event location to its capacity limits. Since 2002, the Wirtschaftsförderungs-Gesellschaft der Stadt Kevelaer mbH [Economic Development of the City of Kevelaer] in collaboration with Extramax GmbH from Kranenburg realises art exhibitions in the Konzert- und Bühnenhaus during the summer holidays. Thus, for example, Leonardo da Vinci's machines and Pablo Picasso's paintings were displayed. The Tour of '67 - musicians as artists showed exhibits including items from John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis and the colourful works of James Rizzi recently conjured smiles on the visitors' faces.
Sail away is the title of one of the colourful pictures by the New York artist shown at the James-Rizzi Exhibition in Kevelaer during the summer holidays in 2011.
Your contact:Melanie Massin
Wirtschaftsförderungs-Gesellschaft der Stadt Kevelaer mbH
Venloer Str. 33 - 35
Telephone: +49 (0) 28 32 95 37 - 0
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