Tonight we played the first concert of our Asia tour at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, with our chief conductor Daniele Gatti and soloist Janine Jansen.
Rehearsal photo: Peter Tollenaar
Tonight we played the first concert of our Asia tour at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, with our chief conductor Daniele Gatti and soloist Janine Jansen.
Rehearsal photo: Peter Tollenaar
Thank you KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for safely flying us from Amsterdam to Shanghai for our tour in China and Singapore.
This morning the RCO musicians are handing in their instruments for our tour to Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. 10 days, 30.000 km's and 6000 KG of instruments.

photo: Peter Tollenaar.
Gatti meets Jansen!
This morning the RCO, our chief conductor Daniele Gatti and the wonderful Dutch soloist Janine Jansen rehearsed Alban Berg’s moving Violin Concerto. Performances tonight in Amsterdam and next week in China.
Photo: Peter Tollenaar
Igor Stravinsky & Willem Mengelberg

In 1926 Igor Stravinsky conducted The Rite of Spring twice in Amsterdam with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. It was only the sixth time the orchestra performed this groundbreaking work.

Tonight's performance of The Rite of Spring will be the 120th time we play it. This time under the baton of Daniele Gatti.

#TT #Throwback #Thursday
Photographer Mladen Pikulic in action with cellist Chris van Balen as a model. All orchestra members will have new portrait photos taken for publicity purposes this week.
Daniele Gatti has rejoined the RCO for concerts in Amsterdam, Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore. Find out what's on their music stands in the RCO Now playlist!

RCO Now, a playlist by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on Spotify
Audition for the Academy season 17-18

Application deadline: 30th of January 2017

Positions: Violin (2), viola, cello, double bass, trumpet, and tenor trombone or bass trombone
Audition data: 18,19 or 21st of April 2017

Who can apply? Musicians who:
were born on or after 1 September 1990;
have a Bachelor’s degree or are studying for a Master’s degree;
are citizens of the European Union;...
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
The RCO is ready for departure! Our first concert abroad in 2017 will take us to the Kölner Philharmonie in Germany.

Photo: Peter Tollenaar.
We are looking forward to our first concert of 2017 tonight at the Kölner Philharmonie under the baton of Antonio Pappano. This photo is taken during the rehearsal of Antonín Dvořák’s beautiful Ninth Symphony "From the New World".
Best wishes for 2017 from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam!
As we look back on the year 2016 we see many highlights:

- RCO Opening Night and the inauguration of Daniele Gatti as chief conductor
- Live recording and release of Berlioz' Symphonie Phantastique cd under the baton of Daniele Gatti
- First King's Night concert after the coronation of king Willem-Alexander with Benjamin Clementine
- Opera Pique Dame with De Nationale Opera - Dutch National...
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The making of our new official RCO portrait 2016-2017 with photographer Anne Dokter!

The making of the new official RCO portrait 2016-2017
"The RCO have given us an incredible experience and we are not keeping it to ourselves, we are passing it on!"
Side by Side with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
RCO Live is Label of the Month at hi-res classical download platform Primephonic. Until 31 December all our RCO Live recordings are available with 20% discount!

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Conductor and harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock earlier this week, at work with the RCO, Nederlands Kamerkoor and soloists Marlis Petersen, Ursula Eittinger, Daniel Behle - Tenor and Michael Nagy. On the music stands Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
Employees of Dümmen Orange NL are placing the flower border in the Grote Zaal of Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam. The border consists of 400 flower plants of which 350 are poinsettias (in Dutch: Kerststerren).
We received raving reviews from a slew of English newspapers and classical music websites after our concerts in Barbican Centre on 16 and 17 December. The Guardian and The Times and The Sunday Times awarded our concerts with 5 star reviews.

We have published a list with links to all reviews on our website.

Raving reviews after our concerts in London
As part of their RCO Live Label of the Month promotion hi-res classical music download platform Primephonic has interviewed our percussionist Bence Major. Read all about his fascinating musical pathway, musical influences and his favourite RCO Live recordings.

Interview: Bence Major, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's Principal Percussionist