Romeo and Julia (6+)

Concert for children aged 6 and over with Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music

A fun new version of an age-old love story with a contemporary poetic text full of humour, music and of course… Love!

Het eerste familieconcert Pepernoten voor groot orkest onderleiding van dirigent Rory Macdonald met als verteller Jeroen Kramer.  Het kinderperspectief: kinderen liggen in de middengang van de grote zaal met zicht op het orkest. image: Renske Vrolijk/C...
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A fun new version of an age-old love story with a contemporary poetic text full of humour, music and of course… Love!

Tchaikovsky felt so sorry for Romeo and Juliet that he composed for them the most beautiful music he could imagine.

Concert programme

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    fantasy-overture 'Romeo and Julia'

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No. 4: Scherzo

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About this concert

A very long time ago…  

A very, very long time ago…  

(Or maybe even longer than a long time ago)…

There was a street in which two families lived… The two families had been quarrelling for such a long time… that no one could even remember any more what the quarrel was about… 

This Children’s Concert introduces us to Romeo and Juliet, the most famous star-crossed lovers of all time. Shakespeare once wrote a play about them, a play which unfortunately does not end well. The composer Tchaikovsky read it and felt so sorry for Romeo and Juliet that he composed for them the most beautiful music he could imagine. 

With Tchaikovsky’s music and two actors, the Concertgebouw Orchestra is telling its own version of this age-old story for a young audience. Romeo and Juliet even choose a new ending for themselves… 

text Sanne Schumacher, stage direction Caecilia Thunnissen