The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is one of the very best symphony orchestras in the world (even elected the best by international critics of Gramophone). But what makes the orchestra so special? Time and again, critics have lauded its unique sound, which clearly stands out among thousands of others. The RCO’s string section has been called ‘velvety’, the sound of the brass ‘golden’, the timbre of the woodwinds ‘distinctly personal’ and the percussion are internationally revered.
It was Bernard Haitink who once praised The Concertgebouw as the best instrument of the orchestra that it houses. Since the beginning, the main hall of the Concertgebouw has amazed audiences with its exceptional acoustics. That must have been what prominent Amsterdam residents had in mind when they decided in 1881 to gift the capital city with a majestic concert hall. Seven years later, the swampy fields just outside the city limits boasted a wonder of neoclassic architecture, The Concertgebouw. Nowadays, just like the celebrated Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, this fantastic concert hall enjoys worldwide renown.
Are you under 18 years old? With your Entrée Junior membership you can get great discounts on all our concerts especially for children. Besides that you get 75% on regular price on more than 100 concerts per season in The Concertgebouw! We also invite you to all our exclusive Junior-events. As a welcome gift you'll receive a special bicycle bell with the first tunes of Beethoven 5th symphony. See you soon in The Concertgebouw!