Family Series

the perfect way to introduce youngsters to symphonic music

F Series

F Series

The Family Series is the perfect way to introduce symphonic music to your children or grandchildren.

Attending a Concertgebouw Orchestra concert together with your parents or grandparents – what a great idea! The Family Series is made up of three enjoyable concerts offering a varied introduction to the symphonic repertoire. After a fun and exciting introduction, you’ll take your seats onstage together, close to the orchestra and with a good view of the conductor. And then the concert begins...

The conductor Barbara Hannigan is taking you on a special trip through Ligeti’s sound clouds, the compelling music of Berg and Strauss, and the haunting musical world of Vivier. Open your ears – you’ve probably never heard anything like this before!

Herbert Blomstedt, the sprightliest ninety­something you ever saw, is conducting beautiful music by Bruckner, and the acclaimed Dutch violinist Janine Jansen is performing Mozart. Lastly, something very different – Iván Fischer is conducting music by all seventeen composers whose names appear from right to left on the balconies. Just read along!

Good to know

Introduction

Before the concerts in the Family Series, a nice introduction is organized especially for the children. Of course (grand) parents are also welcome. Subscribers to the Family Series will receive further information about these introductions.

Supervisor and child

The Family Series is only available in adult-child combination.

Includes Entrée membership

Entrée logoWith their subscription, the children receive a membership of the youth association Entrée Junior for one season, worth €5.

More concerts for the whole family

Are you interested in more concerts for the whole family? Then see the overview of the Children's concerts and for Essentials.

Family Series

The Family Series is the perfect way to introduce symphonic music to your children or grandchildren.

Attending a Concertgebouw Orchestra concert together with your parents or grandparents – what a great idea! The Family Series is made up of three enjoyable concerts offering a varied introduction to the symphonic repertoire. After a fun and exciting introduction, you’ll take your seats onstage together, close to the orchestra and with a good view of the conductor. And then the concert begins...

The conductor Barbara Hannigan is taking you on a special trip through Ligeti’s sound clouds, the compelling music of Berg and Strauss, and the haunting musical world of Vivier. Open your ears – you’ve probably never heard anything like this before!

Herbert Blomstedt, the sprightliest ninety­something you ever saw, is conducting beautiful music by Bruckner, and the acclaimed Dutch violinist Janine Jansen is performing Mozart. Lastly, something very different – Iván Fischer is conducting music by all seventeen composers whose names appear from right to left on the balconies. Just read along!

Good to know

Introduction

Before the concerts in the Family Series, a nice introduction is organized especially for the children. Of course (grand) parents are also welcome. Subscribers to the Family Series will receive further information about these introductions.

Supervisor and child

The Family Series is only available in adult-child combination.

Includes Entrée membership

Entrée logoWith their subscription, the children receive a membership of the youth association Entrée Junior for one season, worth €5.

More concerts for the whole family

Are you interested in more concerts for the whole family? Then see the overview of the Children's concerts and for Essentials.

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F Series with 3 concerts

F Series
  • Grade 1+ €165.00
  • Grade 1 €165.00
  • Grade 2 €165.00
  • Grade 3 €165.00

You choose the following concerts

  • Barbara Hannigan singing and conducting LUDWIG. Concertgebouw Amsterdam 4-12-2017 Photo: Marco Borggreve
    Barbara Hannigan singing and conducting LUDWIG. Concertgebouw Amsterdam 4-12-2017 Photo: Marco Borggreve

    Barbara Hannigan conducts

    A touching programme centering around loss, mourning and metamorphosis

    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

    • Samuel Barber (en)

      Mutations from Bach

    • Alban Berg (en)

      Violin Concerto

    • -- interval --

    • Richard Strauss (en)

      Metamorphosen

    • Claude Vivier (en)

      Lonely Child

    • Barbara Hannigan

      conductor

    • Aphrodite Patoulidou

      soprano

    • Vilde Frang

      violin

  • Janine Jansen is soloist with the Concertgebouworkest - image: Milagro Elstak
    Janine Jansen is soloist with the Concertgebouworkest - image: Milagro Elstak

    Janine Jansen plays Mozart

    Herbert Blomstedt leads Bruckner’s ‘Romantic’ Symphony No. 4

    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (en)

      Violin Concerto No. 4

    • -- interval --

    • Anton Bruckner (en)

      Symphony no. 4 'Romantic'

    • Herbert Blomstedt

      conductor

    • Janine Jansen

      violin

  • Iván Fischer image: Akos Stiller
    Iván Fischer image: Akos Stiller

    Iván Fischer conducts

    All 17 composers immortalised on the Main Hall balconies

    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

    • Antonín Dvorák (en)

      Slavonic Dance

    • Willem Pijper (en)

      Movements 3 and 4 from Six symphonic epigrams

    • Maurice Ravel (en)

      Shéhérazade: La flûte enchantée

    • Max Reger (en)

      Mariä Wiegenlied

    • Johan Wagenaar (en)

      Sinfonietta: Allegro marciale

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (en)

      The Nutcracker: Trépak, Russina Dance

    • Bernard Zweers (en)

      2nd movement Gijsbrecht from Aemstel suite

    • Anton Bruckner (en)

      Symphony 'gilt nicht': Scherzo: Presto

    • -- interval --

    • Gustav Mahler (en)

      Blumine

    • César Franck (en)

      Psyché: Les jardins d'Eros

    • Alphons Diepenbrock (en)

      Cinq mélodies: Clair de Lune

    • Claude Debussy (en)

      Danse Profane for string orchestra and harp

    • Cornelis Dopper (en)

      Symphony no. 7 "Zuiderzee": Humoreske

    • Richard Strauss (en)

      Ich wollt ein Sträusslein binden

    • Julius Röntgen (en)

      Symphonietta humoristica

    • Béla Bartók (en)

      Concerto for Orchestra: Intermezzo interrotto

    • Igor Stravinsky (en)

      Scherzo à la russe

    • Iván Fischer

      honorary guest conductor

    • Anna Prohaska

      soprano