Lunchtime Concerts

Every week - with exception of the months of July and August - a Free Lunchtime Concert takes place in The Royal Concertgebouw.

Free ticket (1 ticket per person) 

For Lunchtime Concerts in the Recital Hall you will require a ticket, which is free of charge. These tickets (1 ticket per person) are available from the Entrance Hall, from 11:30 a.m. onward. As these concerts are very popular, please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to obtain your ticket. Doors to the concert hall open about 30 minutes before the Lunchtime Concert begins. For Lunchtime Concerts in the Main Hall, a ticket is not required.

Lunchtime Concerts

For many years now, free Lunchtime Concerts have been held in the Main Hall and the Recital Hall. Usually, these Lunchtime Concerts take place on Wednesdays, but please check the concert schedule as occasionally this changes. The concerts range from public rehearsals by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, to chamber music performances by young up-and-coming artists. There are no Lunchtime Concerts in the months of July and August.

The Music

We offer a broad range of music, with something for everyone: the majority of concerts include classical music, but you can sometimes hear more modern repertoire. The concert programme is announced one week in advance on our website. The concerts are 30 minutes long and are free of charge.

Lunchtime Concerts:

  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Duo IJlstra-García, Femke IJlstra (saxofoon), Celia García-García (piano)
    Duo IJlstra-García, Femke IJlstra (saxofoon), Celia García-García (piano)
    Wednesday, september 5, 2018 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall
  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Klassiek op het Amstelveld, Feldmusik - Barokensemble van de Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, Arianna Zambon (barokhobo)
    Klassiek op het Amstelveld, Feldmusik - Barokensemble van de Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, Arianna Zambon (barokhobo), Agnes Glassner (barokhobo), Laura Hoeven (tenorhobo), Marcello Conca (barokfagot), Maximilian Kanzler (percussie)
    Purcell, Paisible, Lully
    Lully Marche de Savoye. Premiere Air des hautbois (uit 'Marches pour le régiment de Savoie', LWV 66)
    Paisible Suite uit het manuscript van Anna Stuarts hobo-ensemble
    Paisible Suite uit het manuscript van Anna Stuarts hobo-ensemble
    Paisible The Queen‘s Farewell in four parts (uit 'The Sprightly Companion')
    Purcell A Collection of Ayres, Compos‘d for the Theatre and upon other Occasions
    Wednesday, september 12, 2018 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall
  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Hawijch Elders (viool), Sander Sittig (piano)
    Hawijch Elders (viool), Sander Sittig (piano)
    Sarasate, Poulenc
    Poulenc Sonate
    Sarasate Carmen-fantasie, op. 25
    Wednesday, september 19, 2018 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall
  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Rik Kuppen (piano)
    Rik Kuppen (piano)
    Wednesday, september 26, 2018 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall
  • Public Rehearsal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Trevor Pinnock (dirigent)
    Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Trevor Pinnock (dirigent)
    Wednesday, october 3, 2018 at 12:30 pmMain Hall
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