Onstage and backstage

A whole classroom getting a behind-the-scenes look at the Concertgebouw and the Concertgebouworkest? That’s exactly what Onstage and Backstage offers secondary school pupils.

Pupils in their last two years of secondary school attend part of a Concertgebouworkest rehearsal in the Main Hall of the Concertgebouw. Prior to the rehearsal, they get the chance to meet orchestral musicians and are given an introduction to the music they’re about to hear. A tour of the Concertgebouw follows the rehearsal.

Pupils at a Concertgebouworkest rehearsal (photo: Ronald Knapp)