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Sunday is going-out day. Instead of visiting the usual Cologne sights, why not put some audible treats in your diary for a change? Make a date to hear Teodor Currentzis and the SWR Symphony Orchestra play Mahler and Webern, Shostakovich and Kurtág. Or Kent Nagano and Concerto Köln with Wagner to Debussy, or the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra playing Handel and Purcell. Les Siècles under their director François-Xavier Roth offer a guided tour from French baroque to French impressionism. A new work by American composer Vijay Iyer, who is known for his compositional references to European concert music, kicks off Ensemble Resonanz's excursion to Viennese classicism. Moving in the same direction but on a slightly different track is the London-based Aurora Orchestra with Nicholas Collon, its conductor and co-founder. They begin with the world premiere of a work by Philipp Maintz, who was born in Aachen, then steer towards Beethoven's Eroica Symphony via Mendelssohn. The Cologne Sunday Concerts present six carefully selected tours to music history's treasures.