On the current situation

How the Corona crisis affects a freelance ensemble like l'arte del mondo

As early as spring 2020, countless small and large concerts and operas have been cancelled well into the year, including our pre-Easter tour with the "St. Matthew Passion-2727" or this year's opera production "L'Isola d'Alcina" by Giuseppe Gazzaniga. The current crisis not only affects cultural life in general to an excessive degree; especially independent ensembles, i.e. groups of musicians who are not permanently employed, are directly threatened by the complete loss of concert fees.

Werner Ehrhardt, artistic director of l'arte del mondo: "In the cultural sector, there are no high profit margins; you manage to realize the projects in such a way that costs are covered. Even if individual performances can now be postponed, there is now a lack of income, while fixed costs continue. A free orchestra is as precious as it is fragile"

We therefore ask for your support so that we can continue to play for you in the future!

Call for donations

We need your help! We would be very grateful for your financial support.

You have two options to send us money:

With donation receipt, via Förderverein

Please transfer your chosen amount with the purpose of payment
Corona-Hilfe LADM to the following account:

Sparkasse KölnBonn | IBAN: DE54 3705 0198 0030 5122 48 | BIC: COLSDE33

Without donation receipt, directly to l’arte del mondo

Please transfer your chosen amount with the purpose of payment
Corona-Hilfe LADM to the following account:

Commerzbank Köln | IBAN DE55 3704 0044 0550 8999 00 | BIC: COBADEFF370

Or simply pay directly to l’arte del mondo via paypal by clicking on the button. If you provide your contact details in one of the following PayPal forms, you will receive a confirmation of receipt of payment, but no receipt for the donation

Founded in 1986 on the initiative of Werner Ehrhardt, and renamed Förderverein in 2015, the association brings together friends and supporters of historical performance practice on original instruments.

The purpose of the association is the promotion of art and culture through research and performance of music literature from the Baroque and Classical periods, especially lesser known and rarely performed works.

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