Darth Vader, Captain Jack Sparrow and Indiana Jones Meet at CHIO Aachen 2016

Friday, December 18, 2015


Ralf Sommer as the “Emperor”, Michael Offermanns as “Anakin Skywalker”, Jennifer Offermanns as “Twi’lek” and Christian Rössle as “Boba Fett“ from the Aachen Star Wars Round Table (f.t.r.) (Photo: CHIO Aachen)

When outstanding music meets an exceptional show, when some of the top equestrian athletes in the world are accompanied live by the Aachen Symphony Orchestra, then it is time for “Horse & Symphony” at the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen. The most extraordinary concert of the year begins at 8.30 p.m. on July 9, 2016.

Under the direction of Aachen’s Chief Music Director, Kazeem Abdullah, the Symphony Orchestra will be bringing many heroes from the movie scene to the Deutsche Bank Stadium in musical form – whether Darth Vader and the Emperor to the music of “Star Wars”, Jack Sparrow to the famous soundtrack of “Pirates of the Caribbean” or Indiana Jones. Extraordinary horses and riders will perform a spectacular show programme to the music.

In 2016, “Horse & Symphony is being organised for the 12th time. It has long since advanced from being an insider tip to the absolute crowd-puller. That is due to the extremely special atmosphere,” the Show Director, Frank Kemperman said convinced. A floodlit Deutsche Bank Stadium combined with the live sounds of the Symphony Orchestra “is the perfect combination between unique equestrian sport and highly emotional music – especially next year when we will be able to experience famous melodies from some of the most famous movies in the history of film,” commented Kemperman.

For more information visit www.chioaachen.de