Global Friends

Living outside The Netherlands? A broad community of dedicated international supporters plays a major role in the continued growth and success of the Concertgebouworkest. Cherish great musical heritage, become a Global Friend.

Foundation Concertgebouworkest contact details

Foundation Concertgebouworkest | Team Development

Telephone, fax and email

Tel + 31 (02)0 305 10 10 (weekdays from 9.00 - 17.15 uur)
Fax +31 20 305 1001
foundation@concertgebouworkest.nl

Visiting address

Gabriël Metsustraat 16
1071 EB Amsterdam
The Netherlands

(Route/map)

Postal adres

P.O Box 78098
1070 LP Amsterdam

RSIN
RSIN number: 8051.93.571

Bank details
IBAN: NL 10 ABNA 0446758906
in name of: Stichting Foundation Concertgebouworkest
BIC: ABNANL2A
Please mention your e-mail address and phone number

Ground rules for giving

Victoria Hall Genève (photo: Peter Tollenaar)
The Concertgebouworkest in the Victoria Hall Genève (photo: Peter Tollenaar)

Of the more than 120 concerts a year by the Concertgebouworkest no less than 40 take place in the world’s most prestigious concert halls outside the Netherlands. For decades, the Concertgebouworkest has engaged an international loyal audience and dedicated supporters - our Global Friends.

Beside the enjoyment of knowing the impact of your donation, as a Global Friend you receive membership in our giving programme - each with its own exclusive privileges.

Giving programme

Discover how rewarding it is to become a supporter through one of our memberships. Whichever level of giving, all are tied to a core of loyal donors who enjoy meeting each other at concerts and musical activities of the Concertgebouworkest taking place year round.

Giving as a Patron

Patrons love to share their passion for classical music and the Concertgebouworkest.

Your donation as a Patron: €1.500 per year

Global Friends are invited for the Opening Night (photo: Jorrit Lousberg)

Privileges enjoyed by Patrons*

Each year an invitation for two to:

  • The Opening Night
  • An intimate musical experience
  • An exclusive orchestra rehearsal*
  • A reception with musicians*

Plus

  • Priority booking of concert tickets
  • Your name published in the season brochure and the Foundation’s annual report (if desired)
  • The Foundation newsletter

Guidelines for giving can be found here.

* contingent on touring plans

Giving as a Fellow

Fellows have a special bond with the orchestra. Doors are open to them which are normally closed to most. Together they help the orchestra to safeguard its distinct sound.

Your donation as a Fellow: €5.000 per year

Attending an orchestral rehearsal is one of the privileges Fellows enjoy (photo: Peter Tollenaar)

Privileges enjoyed by Fellows*
Each year an invitation for two to:

  • A concert performed in your country of residence*
  • A Masterclass for members of the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam
  • ‘Behind the scenes’, accompanied by a member of the orchestra at a concert given in your country*
  • The Opening Night
  • An intimate musical experience
  • An orchestra rehearsal*
  • A reception with musicians*

Plus

  • Use of the international service desk for ordering tickets
  • Priority booking of concert tickets
  • Your name published in the season brochure and the Foundation’s annual report, if desired
  • The Foundation’s newsletter

Guidelines for giving can be found here.

* contingent on touring plans

Giving as a Master

Masters are closely involved in the international activities of the Concertgebouworkest. Together they support talent development and serve as ambassadors to fire new audiences’ enthusiasm for classical music.

Your donation as a Master: €10.000 per year

Traveling in a group along with the orchestra is one of the privileges Masters enjoy (photo: Peter Tollenaar)

Privileges enjoyed by Masters*
Each year an invitation for two to:

  • Travel in a group along with the orchestra
  • An exclusive dinner with members of the orchestra
  • An exclusive chamber music concert in Amsterdam
  • A mock audition for the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam
  • A masterclass for members of the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam
  • A concert performed in your country of residence*
  • ‘Behind the scenes’, accompanied by a member of the orchestra at a concert given in your country *
  • The Opening Night
  • An intimate musical experience
  • An orchestra rehearsal*
  • A reception with musicians*

Plus

  • Use of the international service desk for ordering tickets
  • Priority booking of concert tickets
  • Your name published in the season brochure and the Foundation’s annual report, if desired
  • The Foundation’s newsletter

Guidelines for giving can be found here.

* contingent on touring plans

Giving as a Trustee

Trustees are close to the very heart of the Concertgebouworkest. They have a keen sense of what the orchestra’s needs are and what it takes to meet specific goals.

Your donation as a Trustee: €50.000 per year

Attending an exclusive chamber music concert is one of the privileges Trustees enjoy (photo: Richard Kavesh)

Privileges enjoyed by Trustees*

  • An exclusive house concert given by members of the Concertgebouworkest at your home

Each year an invitation for two to:

  • Accompany the orchestra on a tour*
  • An exclusive meeting with one of the soloists and/or conductors
  • Travel in a group along with the orchestra
  • An exclusive dinner with members of the orchestra
  • An exclusive chamber music concert in Amsterdam
  • A mock audition for the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam
  • A masterclass for members of the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam
  • A concert performed in your country of residence*
  • ‘Behind the scenes’, accompanied by a member of the orchestra at a concert given in your country*
  • The Opening Night
  • An intimate musical experience
  • An orchestra rehearsal*
  • A reception with musicians*

Plus

  • Use of the international service desk for ordering tickets
  • Priority booking of concert tickets
  • Your name published in the season brochure and the Foundation’s annual report, if desired
  • The Foundation’s newsletter

Guidelines for giving can be found here.

* contingent on touring plans

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

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.

Attending a masterclass is one of the privileges you can enjoy as a enjoy as a founder of a commorative fund (photo: Peter Tollenaaar)

As the founder of a commemorative fund, you will enjoy the following privileges* for the duration of the fund:
Each year, you will receive an invitation for two to

  • Travel in a group along with the orchestra
  • An exclusive dinner with members of the orchestra
  • An exclusive chamber music concert in Amsterdam
  • A mock audition for the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam
  • A masterclass for members of the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam
  • A concert performed in your country of residence*
  • ‘Behind the scenes’, accompanied by a member of the orchestra at a concert given in your country *
  • The Opening Night
  • An intimate musical experience
  • An orchestra rehearsal*
  • A reception with musicians*

Plus

  • Use of the international service desk for ordering tickets
  • Priority booking of concert tickets
  • Your name published in the season brochure and the Foundation’s annual report, if desired
  • The Foundation’s newsletter

Guidelines for giving can be found here.

* contingent on touring plans

Global Friends communities

While the orchestra has friends across the world, there are a number of countries in which boards and volunteer committees have been established to engage our donors locally. We invite you to learn more about our local donor programmes.

Check our brochure