An entire weekend of Patricia Kopatchinskaja

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De Doelen is organizing a one-time festival, unique in the Netherlands, around the idiosyncratic violin phenomenon Patricia Kopatchinskaja – PatKop for short. She invites one of her favorite artistic partners, the top orchestra Camerata Bern, over to Rotterdam.  Director of de Doelen Janneke Staarink: “Patricia Kopatchinskaja is one of the most idiosyncratic musicians of our […]

Quinteto Irreal presents their first album in de Doelen

Quinteto Irreal

Quinteto Irreal is an international, new urban tango project based in Rotterdam. On April 23, the ensemble presents Volver, its first album with a concert in De Doelen. With a full set of original arrangements written by the Argentinian pianist and composer Aleksandra Tonelli, the repertoire of this quintet is inspired by the Guardia Vieja-style. […]

International Conducting Competition Rotterdam starts

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The International Conducting Competition Rotterdam (ICCR) gives young conductors a chance to work with numerous orchestras. The selection rounds were in 2021 when six participants were selected for the final. This begins Thursday, May 26 with an open-air concert at the Kop van Zuid in Rotterdam. The new exciting event focuses on different genres and […]

Charity evening for Ukraine in de Doelen

Maya Fridman will play at a charity evening for Ukraine - by Brendon Heinst

Russian cellist Maya Fridman and Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova will perform together at a charity evening for Ukraine on March 5. In the famous venue de Doelen they will be accompanied by musicians, for the most part of Russian or Ukrainian descent, who are committed to helping victims of this war and to peace. The […]

Heerenhuys hosts concerts every sunday

Concerts at Heerenhuys Hielke Grootendorst

Since 2018, music sounds in the Park every Sunday morning from the Heerenhuys. The Park in Rotterdam has been a national monument since 2011 and has a long history with music. With the Heerenhuyskamer concerts, an initiative Droom en Daad Foundation, and Dudok in the Park, a popular tradition was been reinstated. As there were […]

Amy Egbers is the first Artist in Residence at DoelenEnsemble

Amy Egbers is the first Artist in Residence at DoelenEnsemble Merlijn Doomernik

The Dutch mezzo-soprano Amy Egbers has committed herself for a year to the Rotterdam DoelenEnsemble. She is the first participant in the new Artist in Residence programme. Amy can be heard in the next concert of the DoelenEnsemble on Thursday 23 December at 16:00 in the HBS Rotterdam.  Together with oboist Maria Nikolić and Amy […]

John Scofield & Dave Holland Duo at Dutch Double Bass Festival

Dave Holland and John Scofield at Dutch Double Bass Festival Rotterdam

Guitarist John Scofield and bassist Dave Holland are both recognized as great jazz musicians. These longtime colleagues decided to perform as a duo. The artists will give a unique concert at the third Dutch Double Bass Festival in Theater Zuidplein. The Festival is founded by James Oesi. As an artistic leader, his goal is to […]

Symphony for Our World in De Doelen

Symphony For Our World in De Doelen

National Geographic brings together music from Hans Zimmer’s Bleeding Fingers and the archives of National Geographic for a musical and cinematic tribute to the earth. The Noordpool Orchestra will perform the specially composed symphony October 24 at De Doelen. Tickets are available here.  The inspiring 90-minute, live orchestral performance uses groundbreaking imagery and storytelling from […]

Gergiev Festival finally has its anniversary edition

Gergiev Festival

When Valery Gergiev became Principal Conductor in 1995 he and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra decided to hold an ambitious multi-day musical event. One year later, they presented the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival. The 25th edition was supposed to take place in September 2020, but due to measures taken against the coronavirus, the anniversary has been […]

Sinfonia Maritime Concert at Kop van Zuid

Shirma Rouse performs with Sinfonia

Sinfonia Rotterdam is a contemporary chamber orchestra that lives of the energy and diversity of this city. The orchestra distinguishes itself by its active way of making music. During performances, Sinfonia Rotterdam, led by the passionate chief conductor Conrad van Alphen, knows how to involve the audience in the musical experience. An intimate, personal atmosphere is created during the concerts, […]