2016-2017 Season : Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)

Discover the 2016-2017 season!


There are many reasons to attend a concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The first reason most definitely is because of the legendary acoustics of the hall. Indeed, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw is one of the most famous concert halls in the world, together with the Musikverein in Vienna and Carnegie Hall in New York. Another reason would be its resident orchestra; the famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is rightly regarded as one of the most prestigious halls in the world. Traditionally, the greatest conductors follow in succession to lead the orchestra.


The 2016-2017 season is extra special because the orchestra welcomes new artistic director Daniele Gatti, who succeeds an impressive list of chefs, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly and more recently Mariss Jansons. The orchestra’s repertoire obviously remains with symphonies of Mahler, Bruckner or Beethoven. New conductors give a constantly renewed interpretation which offers the opportunity to appreciate the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra again and again. As this season with Stéphane Denève, Gustavo Gimeno or Andris Nelsons who continues his exploration of the symphonies of Shostakovich.


Other major events are scheduled as the arrival of Valery Gergiev conducting Wagner, or the return of the legendary master Bernard Haitink who continues to renew his exciting approach of the great works. Iván Fischer and Herbert Blomsted conduct Dvorák, while Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads Elgar. The other resident orchestra, the Nederlands Philharmonic Orchestra, also offers a series of events of high standard, which makes it essential to book your seats at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw as soon as possible. Marc Albrecht has invited prestigious artists such as Christian Tetzlaff or the younger generation, Denis Kozhukhin or Lucas Debargue. Another orchestra that often plays in the hall of the Concertgebouw is the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and admired chef, Yannick Nézet-Séguin.


A must-series at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw is the famous Meesterpianisten where one great masters of the piano succeeds the other on stage. This year, Radu Lupu, Maurizio Pollini, Murray Perahia, Nelson Freire, Grigory Sokolov, but also the younger generation as Yuja Wang and Seong -jin Cho who just won the Chopin Competition.


It is impossible to mention all the prestigious artists such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, René Jacobs, Jordi Savall, Fazil Say and many others or the great voices of Cecilia Bartoli, Joyce DiDonato, Christian Gerhaher, Matthias Goerne and Philippe Jaroussky who will perform in the perfect ambiance of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Hurry to book because even if all the seats are good, some have better visibility.