Children’s Music Day

for children between the ages of four and eight

On Sunday, 28 November, the Concertgebouworkest is opening its doors to children eight years old and under! They, together with their parents or grandparents, are invited to attend a Children’s Music Day at Gabriël Metsustraat 16 in Amsterdam. 

Children’s Music Day
dates and tickets

On Sunday, 28 November, the Concertgebouworkest is opening its doors to children eight years old and under! They, together with their parents or grandparents, are invited to attend a Children’s Music Day at Gabriël Metsustraat 16 in Amsterdam. 

Carnival of the Animals and Peter and the Wolf mini-concert, Amsterdamzaal

Dates and tickets

About this concert

Musicians from the Concertgebouworkest will be giving mini-concerts for children between the ages of four and eight in the Amsterdam Hall starting from 1.30 p.m.: Carnival of the Animals and Peter and the Wolf.

Changes in connection with coronavirus measures

Owing to the coronavirus measures announced by the Dutch government on 12 November, the Children’s Music Day will continue as scheduled, but as an event with assigned seating. For those attending the afternoon programme, this means that the activities in the reception room, studios and foyers, as well as the tea and coffee break for parents have had to be cancelled. Instead, during the short interval between Carnival of the Animals and Peter and the Wolf, short films will be shown from the Between the Ears series, which the orchestra made together with Schooltv.

Carnival of the Animals

It’s a whole procession of animals with verses by Marjet Huiberts. The children participate in the concert actively and experience the music and musicians up close. All the animals make an appearance, including chickens, a turtle, an elephant, and even fossils… Plus a big party! How does a lion roar? And how do kangaroos jump?

Performed by musicians of the Concertgebouworkest and presenter Lotte van Dijck. Concerts start at 1.30 and 3.30 p.m.

Peter and the Wolf

It’s the exciting story of the brave boy Peter who, with the help of his little friend the bird, ventures into the forest in search of the wolf. Will he succeed?

Performed by musicians of the Concertgebouworkest and actor Benjamin Murck. Presented by Lotte van Dijck. Concerts start at 2.30 and 4.30 p.m.

Tickets are available for the first performance (Carnival of the Animals at 1.30 and Peter and the Wolf at 2.30) and for the second performance (Carnival of the Animals at 3.30 and Peter and the Wolf at 4.30). Doors open twenty minutes before each performance.