The legendary Amsterdam's Concertgebouw is regarded as one of the three arena with the best acoustics in the globe. It hosts a great variety of high quality productions and an interesting series of summer concerts
Book your tickets for the season 2018 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Not to be missed in May at Concertgebouw : Among the superb May concerts at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, some are a little more remarkable than others for enjoying the magnificent acoustics of the legendary hall. Seats must be reserved with priority to see the outstanding conductor Herbert Blomstedt directing Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique with the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest or Grigory Sokolov's recital, which is quickly sold-out. Another impressive pianist, Daniil Trifonov performs Prokofiev's Concerto No. 3. The month of May is very rich as always with the presence of John Eliot Gardiner, Jaap van Zweden, David Zinman, Michael Tilson Thomas and many others like Masaaki Suzuki.
OVERVIEW OF THE 2017-2018 SEASON AT HET CONCERTGEBOUW
It is impossible to describe the 2017-2018 season of the Concertgebouw in detail, as the wealth of concerts and major events is simply abundant. Amsterdam has one of the most beautiful historical concert halls in the world, together with Vienna. The acoustics are simply perfect and it is unthinkable to visit Amsterdam without attending a performance in the fabulous Concertgebouw hall. It naturally hosts its orchestra, one of the most famous, the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest. The new leader Daniele Gatti has a long tradition of excellence. This season 2017-2018, he took his marks by directing his favorite repertoire (and that which made the reputation of the orchestra) Beethoven, Mahler or Wagner. The works are admirably served thanks to Daniil Trifonov in Prokofiev, Janine Jansen in Bruch and Frank Peter Zimmermann in the famous Beethoven violin concerto. The Concertgebouworkest invites the greatest soloists and conductors. Herbert Blomstedt directs Berlioz's Fantasy, Valery Gergiev, Scriabin and Rachmaninov (with Behzod Abduraimov in the third piano concerto). Bach is honored with Ton Koopman in the Passion according to Saint Matthew and Philippe Herreweghe with the Mass in B minor. They have with them remarkable soloists: Dorothee Mields, Ann Hallenberg, Mauro Peter, Klaus Mertens ... Two great figures are leading this season 2017-2018, Riccardo Chailly and Bernard Haitink who were once tied to the orchestra as is today Daniele Gatti Today, a beautiful tribute!
Two other orchestras are almost in residence at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest. In addition, many prestigious conductors and soloists are performing on stage, including Bernard Haitink, David Zinman, Edo de Waart, Osmo Vänskä Stéphane Denève and Leonardo García Alarcón, soloists Viktoria Mullova, Renaud Capuçon and Nelson Goerner, and young prodigies Arthur and Lucas Jussen. And let us not forget to mention the arrival of major ensembles such as the Berliner Philharmoniker with Simon Rattle or the Budapest Festival Orchestra with Iván Fischer and so many others!
A great tradition of piano recitals persists. The big names of the piano include Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, András Schiff, Murray Perahia and Grigory Sokolov, as well as the sensational new generation Daniil Trifonov, Beatrice Rana and Denis Kozhukhin.
Opera performances are also of high quality. These are of course a concert version that allow you to immerse yourself fully in the music. A superb Damnation of Faust by Berlioz is announced with the superb Mephistopheles of Bryn Terfel. The great Baroque conductor René Jacobs directs Leonore, the first version of Beethoven's unique opera with the beautiful voice of Marlis Petersen in the title role. Michelle DeYoung and Mikhail Petrenko are the heroes of the dark Bluebeard Castle of Bartók. The lyrical recitals are remarkable. The divine Cecilia Bartoli joins the cellist Sol Gabetta in a duel at great heights. The German soprano Diana Damrau sings Mozart and nothing but Mozart while Juan Diego Flórez adds Gluck and Rossini in his program. Julia Lezhneva excels in the baroque repertoire, here especially in Vivaldi. The great Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek is at home at the Concertgebouw. She is the privileged guest of the Concertgebouworkest with whom she sings the Russian repertoire under the direction of Mariss Jansons, excerpts from the Wagner Ring with Daniele Gatti and a very interesting Samuel Barber concert under the direction of Gustavo Gimeno. More than ever, you should reserve your seats to attend a performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam without delay.