Donations

Large-scale symphonic productions and intimate school concerts. The very best instruments for Concertgebouworkest players and musical masterpieces for new audiences. As donors, you make it all possible.

Donors support the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest
Donors support the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest (photo: Mladen Pikulic)

Connected with the orchestra

Would you, too, like to lend your support and be part of a circle of devoted donors? We would love to involve you in our musical activities by awarding exclusive privileges to you.

Discover what suits you best

Below you will find an overview of the various forms of donation and corresponding privileges. You can join our donations programme for as little as € 694 (net), thanks to tax benefits.

Living abroad? Check our international giving programme

International donations

A broad community of dedicated supporters from around the world play a major role in the continued growth and success of the orchestra.

learn more about our global friends programme

Giving as a Patron

Patrons enjoy sharing their love of classical music and the Concertgebouworkest. The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the orchestra’s own home in Gabriël Metsustraat provide the perfect setting.

Your donation as a Patron is €1,500 a year.
At the maximum tax benefit rate, that costs you just €694 net a year (in 2021).

opening night
An invitation to Opening Night is one of the privileges Patrons enjoy (photo: Jorrit Lousberg)

Privileges enjoyed by Patrons*


Each year, you will receive an invitation for two to:

  • Opening Night, seating section 1
  • Two special musical events
  • The festive conclusion to the concert season
  • An annual family activity in conjunction with a Children’s Concert**

Plus:

  • Priority when purchasing concert tickets and subscriptions, and a discount on the A and D Series
  • Your name published in the season brochure and the foundation’s annual report, if desired
  • The foundation’s monthly newsletter and annual report

You can read more about the ground rules for making donations and tax benefits here.

* Privileges are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
** Excluding admission tickets

Giving as a Fellow

Fellows are regularly given an exclusive look behind the scenes of the Concertgebouworkest, attending orchestra rehearsals or Academy masterclasses at the orchestra’s own home in Gabriël Metsustraat.

Your donation as a Fellow is €5,000 a year.
At the maximum tax benefit rate, that costs you just €2,313 net a year (in 2021).

Attending a chamber music concert is one of the privileges Fellows enjoy (photo: Jorrit Lousberg)

Privileges enjoyed by Fellows*

Each year, you will receive an invitation for two to :

  • A chamber music concert given by members of the orchestra and/or Academy students
  • A masterclass for participants in the Concertgebouworkest Academy
  • Behind the scenes of the Concertgebouworkest: spending one half-day with the orchestra
  • Opening Night, seating section 1
  • Two special musical events
  • The festive conclusion to the concert season
  • An annual family activity in conjunction with a Children’s Concert**

Plus:

  • Priority when purchasing concert tickets and subscriptions, and a discount on the A and D Series
  • Your name published in the season brochure and the foundation’s annual report, if desired
  • The foundation’s newsletter and annual report

You can read more about the ground rules for making donations and tax benefits here.

* Privileges are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
** Excluding admission tickets

Giving as a Master

Masters are closely involved in the activities of the Concertgebouworkest both in the Netherlands and in other countries. They are close to the musicians, and receive an annual invitation to travel with their partner or guest on one of the orchestra’s international concert tours.

Your donation as a Master is €10,000 a year. 
At the maximum tax benefit rate, that costs you just €5,163 net a year (in 2021).

Attending a masterclass for Academy students is one of the privileges Masters enjoy.

Privileges enjoyed by Masters*

Each year, you will receive an invitation for two to:

  • One tour abroad selected by the Concertgebouworkest**
  • The Masters’ dinner (consisting of a chamber music concert and dinner)
  • Attending auditions for participants in the Orchestra Academy
  • A chamber music concert given by members of the orchestra and/or Academy students
  • A masterclass for participants in the Orchestra Academy
  • Behind the scenes of the Concertgebouworkest: spending one half-day with the orchestra
  • Opening Night, seating section 1+
  • Two special musical events
  • The festive conclusion to the concert season
  • An annual family activity in conjunction with a Children’s Concert***

 Plus

  • Use of the service desk for ordering concert tickets in and outside the Netherlands
  • Priority when purchasing concert tickets and subscriptions, and a discount on the A and D Series
  • Your name published in the season brochure and the foundation’s annual report, if desired
  • The foundation’s newsletter and annual report

You can read more about the ground rules and tax benefits here.

* Privileges are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
** One group trip – participants are chosen based on availability, and the trip is at the participant’s own expense.
*** Excluding admission tickets

Giving as a Trustee

Trustees belong to the Concertgebouworkest’s inner circle. They exchange ideas with the Managing Board and management team, and meet orchestral musicians while on an international tour in an informal setting.

Your donation as a Trustee is €50,000 a year.
At the maximum tax benefit rate, that costs you just €27,963 net a year (in 2021).

Travelling on a tour abroad is one of the privileges Trustees enjoy (photo: Milagro Elstak)

Privileges enjoyed by Trustees*

Each year, you will receive an invitation for two to:

  • An exclusive meeting with one of our soloists and/or conductors or an exclusive chamber music concert in your home performed by members of the orchestra
  • Travel in a group with the orchestra on a tour of your choice **
  • One tour abroad selected by the Concertgebouworkest ***
  • The Masters’ dinner (consisting of a chamber music concert and dinner)
  • Attending auditions for participants in the Orchestra Academy
  • A chamber music concert given by members of the orchestra and/or Academy students
  • A masterclass for participants in the Orchestra Academy
  • Behind the scenes of the Concertgebouworkest: spending one half-day with the orchestra
  • Opening Night, seating section 1+
  • Two special musical events
  • The festive conclusion to the concert season
  • An annual family activity in conjunction with a Children’s Concert*

 Plus

  • Use of the service desk for ordering concert tickets in and outside the Netherlands
  • Priority when purchasing concert tickets and subscriptions, and a discount on the A and D Series
  • Your name published in the season brochure and the foundation’s annual report, if desired
  • The foundation’s newsletter and annual report

You can read more about the ground rules for making donations and tax benefits here

* Privileges are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
** Individual, at the participant’s own expense.
*** One group trip – participants are chosen based on availability, and the trip is at the participant’s own expense.
**** Ticket price for the concert not included

Giving as a Companion

Become a Companion and discover the world of the Concertgebouworkest

Companions are a dynamic circle of national and international donors aged thirty to forty-five who wish to connect with the Concertgebouworkest both onstage and off.

 Learn more about our companion-programme

More options to support the orchestra

Direct donation

We are, of course, also very grateful for any one-off donations. Should you wish to support us in this way, please use the following bank transfer details:

  • IBAN NL10ABNA0446758906;
  • account holder: Foundation Concertgebouworkest.

As we would be happy to send you a confirmation, please be sure to include your email and/or postal address with your donation.

Golden Guild

The Golden Guild has constituted the orchestra’s permanent core of private donors since 1994. A new donation programme was set up in parallel in 2018 to help recruit new donor groups. Since that time, Guild membership has been capped – although no new donors may join, the unique character of the Golden Guild continues to be ensured. Active Golden Guild members retain all the privileges they are accustomed to. The annual Golden Guild Soirée is now part of the festive conclusion to the season. Naturally, Golden Guild members are free to switch to one of the newer donation options.

Commemorative fund

You can establish your very own commemorative fund with an objective that helps meet the Concertgebouworkest’s needs. The minimum amount for establishing a commemorative fund is €50,000, either as a one-off donation or in five instalments of €10,000.

As the founder of a commemorative fund, you will enjoy the following privileges** for the duration of the donation*:

  • One tour abroad selected by the Concertgebouworkest***
  • The Masters’ dinner (consisting of a chamber music concert and dinner)
  • Attending auditions for participants in the Orchestra Academy
  • A chamber music concert given by members of the orchestra and/or Academy students
  • A masterclass for participants in the Orchestra Academy
  • Behind the scenes of the Concertgebouworkest: spending one half-day with the orchestra
  • Opening Night, seating section 1
  • +Two special musical events
  • The festive conclusion to the concert season
  • An annual family activity in conjunction with a Children’s Concert****

Plus

  • Use of the service desk for ordering concert tickets in and outside the Netherlands
  • Priority when purchasing concert tickets and subscriptions, and a discount on the A and D Series
  • Your name published in the season brochure and the foundation’s annual report, if desired
  • The foundation’s newsletter and annual report

* Even if you decide to make a one-off donation of €50,000, you will enjoy these privileges for a period of five years.
** Privileges are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
*** One group trip – participants are chosen based on availability, and the trip is at the participant’s own expense.
**** Excluding admission tickets

Friend of the Concertgebouworkest and The Concertgebouw

Would you like to support both the Concertgebouworkest and the Concertgebouw at a lower threshold? Why not become a Concert Friend? 

Go to Concert Friends

Opening Night
Donors receive an invitation to Opening Night (photo: Jorrit Lousberg).