The Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, the concert orchestra of the Saxon state capital, substantially shapes the cultural life of Dresden with over 80 concerts in the city every year. The birth of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra is connected to the inauguration of the first concert hall for the citizens on the 29 November in 1870.
In an unusual constellation of professional and amateur musicians four choir ensembles are connected to the orchestra: the Philharmonic Choir and the Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Philharmonic Youth Choir and the Philharmonic Children's Choir. The children's choir is mainly dedicated to international a cappella literature. It is considered to be one of the best ensembles of its kind in Europe and performs on all continents.
Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:
- All floors of the Kulturpalast Dresden can be reached by elevators (door 110 cm, space of 126x229 cm for turning a wheelchair)
- Up to 18 wheelchair places in the hall
- Toilet for wheelchair users:
- in the basement, ground floor and mezzanine floor, can be opened with a EURO key (available at the information desk)
- on the 1st/2nd floor publicly accessible
- Ground floor: door 95 cm, >200x140 cm in front of toilet, 95 cm to the left and126 cm to the right of the toilet, 49 cm toilet height
- Separate cloakroom for wheelchair users and disabled visitors on the left side in the foyer
- Guidance system for the blind in the entrance area, tactile overview plan, Braille on all handrails
- Hearing loops available in most of the hall