Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Celebrates 125th Anniversary

In 2013, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be celebrating 125 years of outstanding musicianship with numerous musical performances for audiences all over the globe. The RCO is embarking on a world tour in 2013, visiting six continents in a single year – the very first orchestra ever to do so: Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

It will also be giving seventy-one concerts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, its home base, including an Anniversary Concert on 3 November and a concert celebrating its joint anniversary with the Concertgebouw on 10 April. On 24 August, the orchestra will be performing an outdoor concert on a pontoon on the Prinsengracht, one of the most famous Dutch canals, which themselves will turn 400 years old in 2013.

Even if the orchestra isn’t visiting your neighbourhood, you can still enjoy the RCO via radio and television broadcasts, webcasts, Facebook and CD recordings. Not to mention RCO Universe, a new innovative online application which is being launched in 2013, allowing you to enjoy the orchestra at any time, no matter where you are in the world.

Over the course of the anniversary year, you can stay up to date by checking the orchestra’s website,

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