In memoriam Bernard Haitink

Our beloved honorary conductor Bernard Haitink died on 21 October. After sharing a rich history spanning sixty-five years, we can rightly speak of the end of an era. The Concertgebouw Orchestra owes much to Bernard Haitink and has decided to present an extra concert on Sunday evening 6 February, 2022, which was dedicated to Bernard Haitink’s memory.

From 1961 to 1988, Bernard Haitink stood at the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s helm. He served as the orchestra’s honorary conductor from 1999, having led the orchestra on many other occasions, and for the last time in January 2019.

The Concertgebouw Orchestra was led by its honorary guest conductor Iván Fischer. Haitink and Fischer had great respect and admiration for each other and would often try to attend each other’s concerts.

From 1961 to 1988, Bernard Haitink stood at the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s helm. He served as the orchestra’s honorary conductor from 1999, having led the orchestra on many other occasions, and for the last time in January 2019.

The Concertgebouw Orchestra was led by its honorary guest conductor Iván Fischer. Haitink and Fischer had great respect and admiration for each other and would often try to attend each other’s concerts.

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