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:

  • Public Rehearsal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Dima Slobodeniouk (dirigent)
    Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Dima Slobodeniouk (dirigent)
    Thursday, april 25, 2019 at 12:30 pmMain Hall From €0.00
  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Nederlands Jeugd Strijkorkest
    Nederlands Jeugd Strijkorkest
    Tsjaikovski
    Tsjaikovski Serenade in C, op. 48
    Wednesday, may 1, 2019 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall From €0.00
  • Public Rehearsal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Peter Ëotvös (dirigent)
    Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Peter Ëotvös (dirigent)
    Wednesday, may 8, 2019 at 12:30 pmMain Hall From €0.00
  • Public Rehearsal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Myung-Whun Chung (dirigent)
    Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Myung-Whun Chung (dirigent)
    Wednesday, may 15, 2019 at 12:30 pmMain Hall From €0.00
  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Thorwald Jørgensen (theremin), Kamilla Bystrova (piano)
    Thorwald Jørgensen (theremin), Kamilla Bystrova (piano)
    Aljabjev, Rachmaninoff, Auerbach
    Kavina Suite
    Auerbach Adagio (uit 'Tien preludes')
    Auerbach Allegro appassionato (uit 'Tien preludes')
    Auerbach Andante nostalgico (uit 'Tien preludes')
    Auerbach Adagio sognando (uit 'Tien preludes')
    Rachmaninoff Vocalise, op. 34, nr. 14
    Aljabjev De nachtegaal
    Wednesday, may 22, 2019 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall From €0.00
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