Unique artistic projects

Multidisciplinary productions, operas in concert version and intimate concerts at unexpected locations. Each season, the Concertgebouworkest stands out with its special artistic projects. 

Programming without borders

In accordance with the theme ‘programming without borders’, the orchestra, together with its creative partner Pierre Audi, is planning special performances at unconventional locations for three seasons starting in 2021.

‘This challenge provides a fantastic opportunity to work with composers, conductors and the orchestra to explore the interaction between music and other art forms. Such initiatives are particularly relevant at this time as we search for ways to underscore the importance of classical music for new generations and for a broader section of society.’  

Pierre Audi

Made in America

January 2022 centres on the United States, the land of boundless opportunity which has been home to exciting, new sounds since the early twentieth century. Discover educational projects, lectures and chamber music concerts organised around the concerts.

Special artistic productions

  •                                     Die ersten Menschen with Dutch National Opera (Photo: Ruth Walz / Dutch National Opera)
    Die ersten Menschen with Dutch National Opera (Photo: Ruth Walz / Dutch National Opera)
  •                                     Alexander Scriabin's Prometheus with light organ under the baton of Andris Nelsons (Photo: Milagro Elstak)
    Alexander Scriabin's Prometheus with light organ under the baton of Andris Nelsons (Photo: Milagro Elstak)
  •                                     King's Eve 2017 (Photo: Milagro Elstak)
    King's Eve 2017 (Photo: Milagro Elstak)
  •                                     Death in Venice in collaboration with Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (Photo: Jan Versweyveld)
    Death in Venice in collaboration with Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (Photo: Jan Versweyveld)
  •                                     Club Night - The Loft A'DAM Tower (Photo: Zindzi Zwietering)
    Club Night - The Loft A'DAM Tower (Photo: Zindzi Zwietering)
  •                                     A performance of Lohengrin in concert version under the baton of Sir Mark Elder (Photo: Mladen Pikulic)
    A performance of Lohengrin in concert version under the baton of Sir Mark Elder (Photo: Mladen Pikulic)
  •                                     Arthur Honegger's Jeanne d’Arc under the direction of Stéphane Denève (Photo: Jan Hordijk)
    Arthur Honegger's Jeanne d’Arc under the direction of Stéphane Denève (Photo: Jan Hordijk)
  •                                     Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch by Detlev Glanert conducted by Markus Stenz in the St John's Cathedral Den Bosch 's-Hertogenbosch (Photo: Ben Nienhuis)
    Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch by Detlev Glanert conducted by Markus Stenz in the St John's Cathedral Den Bosch 's-Hertogenbosch (Photo: Ben Nienhuis)
  •                                     A concert in the Horizon Series: Andalusia melting pot with flamenco dancer Vanesa Aibar (Photo: Renske Vrolijk)
    A concert in the Horizon Series: Andalusia melting pot with flamenco dancer Vanesa Aibar (Photo: Renske Vrolijk)

These unique artistic productions are made possible thanks to the support of the orchestra’s donors.

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