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Covid protest 'Hair Salon The Concertgebouw' in Amsterdam

The Concertgebouw turns into hair salon in protests against Dutch Covid Rules

The Concertgebouw and the Concertgebouworkest have joined forces with other theaters and museums in the Netherlands to create the 'Hair Salon at The Concertgebouw' to protest the Dutch Covid rules, which leave the concert halls closed while shops and hair salons re-open. On Wednesday January 19 two barbers took the stage and performed a 'classical haircut' while the Concertgebouworkest led by conductor Susanna Mälkki performed Symphony no. 2 by Charles Ives.

In The Netherlands hair salons have re-opened but theaters, concert halls and museums had to remain closed. Therefore The Concertgebouw invited barbers Marga Bon and Lysandro Cicilia to perform their art in front of the Concertgebouworkest.

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Concertgebouw director Simon Reinink talks to the Dutch press: 'Everything we ask is a fair perspective, a clear plan for the arts. We know we can open our doors safely.'