It’s that time of the year again when the Prinsengracht canal is glutted with boats, and crowds gather along the quay with their picnic baskets and rosé. Everyone enjoys the music performed at the traditional Prinsengracht Concert. Adding even more sparkle to its 125th anniversary celebrations, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is for the first time the main attraction at this popular open-air event. Teaming up with the orchestra is the Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja, who is sure to enrapture audiences with a number of well-loved arias, including the celebrated ‘Nessun dorma’ from Puccini’s Turandot. The orchestra will also be performing Tchaikovsky’s always spectacular 1812 Overture. The programme will be conducted by Antonio Pappano.