De Salon

For decades, De Salon has served as the Concertgebouworkest’s exclusive club for its many business partners. We would be delighted to welcome you, too, as a member of De Salon.

Experience the magic of the orchestra

Connect with the Concertgebouworkest and gain access to a network of leading companies, key executives and representatives of Dutch culture.

You’ll meet some fifty members of De Salon from various sectors at unique concerts and exclusive events. Plus you’ll meet our musicians and experience the magic of the orchestra up close.

Concertgebouworkest Grote Zaal

Setting the tone for the future

De Salon supports the development of young musical talent through initiatives like the Prix de Salon and the Concertgebouworkest Academy. Joining our business club thus contributes to the future of symphonic music and to helping the Concertgebouworkest maintain its position as one of the world’s very best orchestras.

Membership

Membership costs €3,500 (excl. VAT) a year, for a minimum of three years, and confers a number of privileges. To ensure that the orchestra is of relevance to a given company at every level, our privileges are linked with different events designed to cater for specific target groups.

Privileges

Opening Night

Invitation for two people

With Opening Night, the Concertgebouworkest celebrates the start of the new concert season with you. The orchestra receives business partners and private patrons, dignitaries and members of the Dutch royal family. Before the concert, you will be our guest at our stylish dinner buffet and will have the opportunity after the concert to meet the musicians and conductor.

After-party in the Recital Hall during Opening Night (photo: Jorrit Lousberg)
After-party in the Recital Hall during Opening Night (photo: Jorrit Lousberg)

Prix de Salon

Invitation for two people

As part of De Salon’s objective to support talent within the orchestra, De Salon awards the Prix de Salon once a year to a musician presenting a very special musical project to further his or her musical development. This intimate evening takes place at the business premises of a Salon member.

Flautist Kersten McCall receives the 2020 Prix de Salon outside his home (owing to the coronavirus pandemic).
Flautist Kersten McCall receives the 2020 Prix de Salon outside his home (owing to the coronavirus pandemic).

Essentials concert with pre-reception at the Concertgebouw

Invitation for four people

The Essentials concert series was developed in collaboration with our global partners Unilever and ING. Essentials concerts introduce listeners to the greatest symphonic masterpieces with accessible introductions given by a presenter. Prior to Essentials concerts, members of De Salon get the chance to network in one of the foyers at the Concertgebouw.

Presenter Thomas Vanderveken opens concerts in the Essentials Series with an accessible introduction (photo: Mladen Pikulić).
Presenter Thomas Vanderveken opens concerts in the Essentials Series with an accessible introduction (photo: Mladen Pikulić).

Grand Salon

Invitation for four people

The Concertgebouworkest shows off another side at the Grand Salon, which features crossovers with other artistic disciplines, musicians giving talks, and discussions held on interesting subjects. It’s truly an experience money can’t buy!

Grand Salon with Dominic Seldis, double bass (photo: Milagro Elstak)
Grand Salon with Dominic Seldis, double bass (photo: Milagro Elstak)