Düsseldorf Night of Museums

This Saturday the city's museums open their doors until the wee hours when you can explore each and every one of some 40 galleries, museums and arts spaces that make up the rich cultural landscape of Düsseldorf.

The Düsseldorf Night of Museums is a feast for all senses. For just €12.00 you not only have entry to all participating houses but you can take advantage of the complimentary shuttle busses that take you to all corners of the city to the various museums and galleries, many of which are open until 2am.
There will be many special events, films, performances and music. You can check out what is happening here.
The city takes on an even bigger festive atmosphere than usual, if you are new in town it's a really great way to get a feel for the city and so much of what it has to offer.

The ticket can be purchased in advance at many museums and galleries and ticket agencies.

Highlight has to be the public opening of El Greco at Museum Kunstpalast, RhineBuzz has been fortunate enough to be able to take a peek as the show is going up ... this much-anticipated exhibition will attract huge crowds on Saturday night but it will certainly be worth the wait to get in!

MKP Director Beat Wismer prepares for an interview as the
El Greco exhibition takes shape
©Bernd Ahrens Photography

Booklets of the programme can currently be picked up all over town in cafés, stores and the tourist information.

Jan Lisiecki at the Tonhalle

photo @Windsor Star

Described by BBC Music Magazine as “perhaps the most ‘complete’ pianist of his age, Canadian Jan Lisiecki is an exceptional young musician. 

At just 15 years of age Jan Lisiecki signed with Deutsche Grammophone. His biography, though short in years is already packed with highlights other musicians can take a lifetime to achieve, if at all.
In 2008 he was made a national Youth Representative by UNICEF Canada.
Come and experience the poetic playing of this young man yourself when the Tonhalle hosts a solo with Jan Lisiecki in the Helmut-Hentrich-Hall on Saturday April 21 at 6.30pm. Tickets available from the Tonhalle.
The programme  will include Bach, Beethoven, Litszt and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
One of the most feel-good quotes I’ve read in a long time from Jan’s website, quotes from the audience: 
I just watched a documentary on CBC about your accomplishments while flying back home from Afghanistan and it was quite inspiring. I was there for the past four months flying the Chinook helicopter for the Canadian Air Force.
Your story gave me the bug to learn how to play the piano. Thanks,
Jason Arthur
Tickets, €18.00 available online here
Tonhalle Helmut-Hentrich-Saal
Ehrenhof 1
 40479 Düsseldorf
Many thanks to the Tonhalle for sponsoring two tickets for this concert for the English ‘We Love Music’ tour on April 7th along with two tickets for the Sternzeichen 10 concert on April 20.
We are fortunate in that we often have wonderful tickets to give away on this tour to all kinds of events and concerts, next public tour in German May 5. Info here. Public tour in English on request, email tours@rhinebuzz.com