Chamber music


Close-up - Chamber music


Friends Series

Chamber music performed by musicians of the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest in the Recital Hall

How would you like to experience the musicians of the Concertgebouworkest up close? Well, you certainly can! For years, they have been giving chamber music concerts in the Recital Hall as part of the Close-up Series.

The intimate concerts in the Close-up chamber music series are organised by the Friends of the Concertgebouw and the Concertgebouworkest. They offer a unique opportunity to enjoy up close these outstanding musicians’ individual qualities in small ensembles. In two series of three concerts, members of the orchestra are presenting a diverse range of classical chamber music.

Close-up highlights

The varied and often adventurous programmes feature popular works, but often lesser-known compositions, too, which deserve to be heard. On 27 September, we celebrate the anniversary of Beethoven’s birth 250 years ago with a performance of the Septet in E-flat major – one of his most popular and influential works. Another influential composition is Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire, which members of the Concertgebouworkest are performing alongside works by Schoenberg’s own musical predecessors, mentors and disciples. Principal harpist Petra van der Heide and violist Michael Gieler have both put together fascinating portrait concerts. Violinist Sylvia Huang, for her part, will be taking you on a journey through European music. In November, music by three leading home-grown twentieth-century composers has been programmed to coincide with the Horizon theme Play Dutch with me. In an extra concert which is not part of the two series, members of the orchestra will be collaborating with artist in residence Janine Jansen.

  • 6 concerts
  • 3 concerts
  • 3 concerts