Frankfurter Hof reopened in 1991 and has since become the main cultural hotspot of the city. Star performances by artists from near and far have turned the venue into a cultural centre of excellence, attracting audiences from all over Germany and abroad. The programme of Frankfurter Hof comprises an eclectic mix of genres from classical concerts to plays, exhibitions and popular culture events.
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Every year, lovers of classical music look forward to the Mainz Meisterkonzerte programme of classical music performed by top-class artists.
At Rheingoldhalle, internationally renowned soloists such as Julia Fischer (violin) Albrecht Mayer (oboe) or Lynn Harrell (cello) delight the audience with masterpieces of classical music. "Made in America" and "Gala Concert in Venice" are just two of the best known productions. The organisers however also always include contemporary compositions, for instance by Thomas Ades. Other highlights are selected pieces of Baroque music.
The participating orchestras include the State Philharmonic of Rhineland-Palatinate and Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, as well as Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern and the SWR Symphony Orchestra.
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Clubbing is a popular pastime in Mainz. The vibrant nightlife in the city offers everything from top DJs, electro and rave parties to hard rock. Click here to find a list of top clubs in Mainz. On Wednesdays, entrance to most clubs is free for students.