The Telekom Forum, the impressive entrance hall of Deutsche Telekom's Landgrabenweg location on Bonn's east bank of the Rhine River, is more than simply an entrance hall. It is also a venue for events with up to 2,000 visitors.
Diversity of songs reloaded was the motto of the Telekom Forum in Bonn on November 16. Almost two years after the premiere, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn under the direction of General Music Director Dirk Kaftan and the Turkish formation Kardes Türküler celebrated a reunion. The 700 or so visitors to the new edition of the 'Grenzenlos' concert series supported by Deutsche Telekom also experienced an inspiring evening. But see and hear for yourself. Enjoy the concert recording with works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Ulvi Cemal Erkin and songs from Cardes Türküler's repertoire!
Regional sponsored events with cultural or sports themes also make the Forum a special public meeting place. The Telekom Forum, in Bonn, is a well-established venue for all kinds of social gatherings and events, including concerts, theater productions and readings.
The Jazzfest Bonn festival is well known to music lovers far and wide. Deutsche Telekom has long been among the festival's major backers, as one of its main sponsors. The Telekom Forum, equipped with a 60 m2 LED wall and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, is a festival venue that draws top international stars, such as the British violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy (with his Jimi Hendrix Project), and the German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, a multiple Grammy award winner.
Other cultural highlights presented in the Telekom Forum have included an "Afro-Luso Night" – an evening of African and Portuguese music in the framework of the Over the Border Music Diversity Festival – and an Official Aftershow Party, with electronic dance music, following the open-air "Panama Festival." Since 2004, Junges Theater Bonn, the popular theater for children and young people, has often presented premiere productions in the Telekom Forum's large auditorium. The Telekom Forum has also made its stage available for projects of a number of other Bonn-based cultural organizations, such as the "Kinder ins Konzert" association, which puts on and subsidizes musical experiences for children, and the Bonn area's schools.
And it opens its doors for live screening – with "Family and Friends," in the company's words – of major sports events such as World Cup and European Championship soccer. When the German national soccer team plays tournament games, Deutsche Telekom joins with hundreds of fans to turn the Telekom Forum into a soccer-style arena, with a realistically stadium-like atmosphere.