Modified concerts from 18 December to 14 January inclusive
On Monday evening, 13 December, it became clear that the evening lockdown currently in effect in the Netherlands will be extended up to and including 14 January. In addition, concerts given before 5.00 p.m. may take place only if a distance of 1.5 m is maintained between those present. For this reason, we have scheduled a number of modified concerts. The concerts originally scheduled up to and including 14 January have been cancelled.
Those having purchased tickets to the original concerts will be notified as quickly as possible about how to proceed with their tickets. They will also be given priority when ordering tickets to modified concerts.
These concerts will be given during the day for a maximum of 425 concertgoers spaced 1.5 m apart.
Concerts conducted by Jaap van Zweden
(original dates: 23 and 25 December)
The concerts feature no interval, and there is no seating plan.
The concert programmes remain unchanged. On both concerts, the German baritone Matthias Goerne will be performing songs from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn, after which Jaap van Zweden will be leading the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. On 24 December, the world premiere of a commissioned work by Hawar Tawfiq, M.C. Escher’s Imagination, will also be performed.
Concerts conducted by Paavo Järvi
Together with the conductor Paavo Järvi, we have been able to organise a modified concert on Saturday, 15 January at 2.15 p.m. featuring music by Julia Wolfe, George Walker and Leonard Bernstein. Calogero Palermo will be performing as soloist in Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.
This concerts features no interval, and there is no seating plan.
Order your tickets online
Those having purchased tickets to the original concerts conducted by Jaap van Zweden will be given priority when ordering tickets to the modified concerts and may place their orders starting from Monday, 20 December at 10.00 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, 21 December at 10.00 a.m. You may experience delays or difficulties reaching our Customer Service Department by telephone because of higher volumes of work. That’s why the fastest way to order your ticket(s) is online. Don’t forget to redeem any vouchers you may have. You can find out how to go about this here.
The Christmas Matinee on radio and television
For those who cannot attend the Christmas Matinee at the Concertgebouw in person, AVROTROS will be broadcasting the concert live on NPO Radio 4 starting from 2.00 p.m. on Christmas Day. The concert will also be televised on NPO 2 starting from 3.00 p.m. We will be using geo-blocking to stream the concert live from 2.15 p.m. on our website and Facebook page to listeners in the rest of the world. Following the NPO 2 telecast, the concert will be available to all on our video platform for another week.
Wishing you and yours happy holidays, and we very much hope to see you soon and in good health at our concerts.
All above times are Central European Time (CET).