Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Tickets
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has been described as the best symphony orchestra in the world by international critics. Based in Netherlands, the RCO was formed in 1888 and has since then been giving distinctive performances which have indeed become its signature. The different sections; string section, woodwinds, percussion and brass, all have been praised for unconventional sound. Thus, time and time again the orchestra has managed to present praise-worthy performances of the music of Mahler and Bruckner. Other projects include Passion and Christmas Matinee Performances and AAA project series that centers on varying themes. Another standout feature of the orchestra has been the presence of conductors like Pierre Monteux, Kirill Kondrashin, Eugen Jochum, Bruno Walter, George Szell and Nikolaus Harnoncourt being one of the most recent ones. Join the orchestra for another knockout performance by getting Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra tickets.
The first concert presented by RCO was witnessed in Concertgebouw with Willem Kes as the principal conductor. Kes served from 1888 to 1895 till Willem Mengelberg took over. Mengelberg however dedicated fifty years of his life to the orchestra. During his utterly successful tenure Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra rose to international acclaim. Edward van Beinum joined the orchestra in 1945 as the second conductor paying attention to the symphonies of Anton Bruckner and making commercial recordings for Philips Records. Bernard Haitink then served from 1961 to 1988 carrying on Beinum’s mission and paving way for an increased number of recordings for EMI, Philips Records and Columbia Records. On the other hand, Riccardo Chailly’s strength lied in Bruckner, Braham and Mahler’s symphonies. While promoting modern music he focused on works by Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky, Edgard Varese, Olivier Messiaen and Paul Hindemith. At present Mariss Jansonsserves as the chief conductor of the orchestra. Since RCO is known for its out-of-the-ordinary performances buy Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra tickets to watch them live.