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

    Helikon Kwartet
    Helikon Kwartet
    Vasks
    Vasks Derde strijkkwartet
    Wednesday, december 19, 2018 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall From €0.00
  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Laurens de Man (Maarschalkerweerdorgel)
    Laurens de Man (Maarschalkerweerdorgel)
    Wednesday, january 2, 2019 at 12:30 pmMain Hall
  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Silvan de Smit (gitaar)
    Silvan de Smit (gitaar)
    Carlevaro, Moreno Torroba, Mertz
    J.S. Bach Prelude, Fuga en Allegro, BWV 998
    Mertz Bardenklänge, op. 13
    Moreno Torroba Madroños
    Moreno Torroba Nocturno in a (arr. A. Segovia)
    Carlevaro Campo (uit 'American Preludes')
    Wednesday, january 9, 2019 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall From €0.00
  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Winnaar International Vocal Competition, Nina van Essen (mezzosopraan), Nathalie Doucet (piano)
    Winnaar International Vocal Competition, Nina van Essen (mezzosopraan), Nathalie Doucet (piano)
    Bolcom, Falla, Maessen
    Maessen Oh che tranquillo mar (In opdracht van het Internationaal Vocalisten Concours 's Hertogenbosch)
    Falla Siete canciones populares españolas
    Bolcom Waitin, nr. 4 (uit 'Cabaret Songs')
    Bolcom Amor, nr. 6 (uit 'Cabaret Songs')
    Wednesday, january 16, 2019 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall From €0.00
  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Fancy Fiddlers
    Fancy Fiddlers
    Wednesday, january 23, 2019 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall From €0.00
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