Tribute to Nikolaus Harnoncourt!

Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and the RCO dedicate the concerts on 23 and 24 March to the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt. We will perform unfinished works by Schubert (Symphony No. 8) and Mozart (Requiem).
Thomas Hengelbrock is akin to Harnoncourt in his approach to Mozart and Schubert.

Photo: Robert Schlingemann

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Mozart and Schubert, Unfinished classics, Thomas Hengelbrock, conductor

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Congratulations Alma Quartet!
The Alma Quartet, comprised of passionate and engaged RCO members Marc-Daniel van Biemen, Benjamin Peled, Jeroen Woudstra and NedPho-cellist Nitzan Laster made it to the first 'Bestenliste' 2017 of the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics Prize) for their Schulhoff Complete String Quartets.
Bernard Haitink has returned to the RCO, conducting music by Debussy and Bruckner! Celebrating maestro Haitink's 60 years' association with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Apple Music Radio will be highlighting our favorite selections from the vast Haitink/RCO discography. Listen now!

Een radiostation op Apple Music: Klassiek

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Luister waar je muziek je naartoe neemt. Luister naar Klassiek, een radiostation dat beschikbaar is met een Apple Music-abonnement.

Een radiostation op Apple Music: Klassiek

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This evening Bernard Haitink was promoted to Commander of the Order of Lion of the Netherlands, one of the highest and oldest civil orders in the Netherlands. The order was handed to him by deputy mayor of the city of Amsterdam Kajsa Ollongren and Coen Sandberg of the Dutch ministry of Culture.

Photo: Mladen Pikulic
Listen to the playlists on Dutch NPO Radio 4 with historic recordings (going back as far back as 1958) under the baton of our Honorary Conductor Bernard Haitink.

This photo of Bernard Haitink and the Concertgebouw orchestra was taken in 1959by Maria Austria.

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NPO Radio 4

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This week Bernard Haitink returns to the RCO, conducting music by Debussy and Bruckner! Celebrating maestro Haitink's 60 years' association with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Apple Music Radio will be highlighting our favorite selections from the vast Haitink/RCO discography. Listen now here: [ Apple.com Link ]

Een radiostation op Apple Music: Klassiek

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Maestro Bernard Haitink is conducting Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune.
Tonight’s concert under the baton of Alan Gilbert marks our 20th visit to Heerlen (Parkstad Limburg Theaters). We played here for the first time in 1947.
Rehearsal photo: Peter Tollenaar
On this day in 1905, 9 February, we performed not one, but two violin concerts during the same concert.

Soloist was Christiaan Timmner, concertmaster of the Concertgebouw Orchestra from 1904 to 1911. The two violin concertos were Mozarts' Violin Concert No. 4 (KV 218) and Louis Spohr's Violin Concerto No. 11.

Photo: Deutmann & Zn. Amsterdam

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We are looking forward to our concerts this week of Leonard Bernstein's Serenade under the baton of Alan Gilbert with soloist (and Grammy Award-winner) Augustin Hadelich. Other works on the programme are Sibelius' Symphony No. 4 and the world premiere of Joey Roukens' Boundless (Hommage to L.B.).

Bernstein and Sibelius, Augustin Hadelich, violin, Alan Gilbert, conductor

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This week more Leonard Bernstein with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam with Bernstein's violin concerto Serenade. Also on the programme Boundless, an hommage to Leonard Bernstein by young Dutch composer Joey Roukens.

Bernstein and Sibelius, Augustin Hadelich, violin, Alan Gilbert, conductor

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Gustavo Gimeno entering the stage at Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam for the RCO essentials concert.
Horizon Bernstein

Author Arnon Grunberg is giving a lecture about Leonard Bernstein in the Grote Zaal before tonight's Horizon concert
Horizon Bernstein

Author Arnon Grunberg is giving a lecture about Leonard Bernstein in the Grote Zaal before tonight's Horizon concert
This is the week of Leonard Bernstein.

Camera rehearsal with orchestra members Julie Moulin, Kyeong Ham, Helma van den Brink, Fons Verspaandonk and Arno Piters, They will perform parts from 'America', 'I feel pretty' and Tonight' from the West Side Story live on dutch television at 17:10.

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In January violinist Janine Jansen traveled with us to China for concerts in Shanghai and Beijing. In this interview with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines she discussed humidifiers, massages, tuning keys, boundlessness, connection and the power of classical music.

Janine Jansen: “My violin is my voice, I álways take it with me on board” - KLM Blog

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Throwback Thursday

Jaap van Zweden (at the time concertmaster of the RCO) and Leonard Bernstein celebrate the results of the charity concert for the Aidsfonds and the Edison Award they received on 15 October 1987 .

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The beautiful skyline of Singapore. In the foreground Esplanade Concert Hall.

Photo: Martin Schippers
A pop-up concert along the waterfront of the Esplanade in Singapore by Bart Claessens (trombone), Miroslav Petkov (trumpet) and Fons Verspaandonk (french horn).
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