IJ-Salon – Experimental milestones in the Muziekgebouw

The IJ-Salon is Music Stages’ musical laboratory. Michael Gieler playfully pushes the boundaries of chamber music, together with fellow musicians from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. During IJ Salon, we will explore different genres, discover unusual musical instruments, and get to known special guests including actors, dancers, choreographers or performance artists; thanks to Michael’s inventiveness, every iteration of IJ Salon is a delightful surprise.

This casual Saturday afternoon series is now an institution at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. Carel Alphenaar, the regular dramatist of Music Stages, creates ingenious designs which make each concert look completely different, also serving to enhance the musical experience. Over the course of ten years, the IJ-Salon has become a real crowd-pleaser - and you can enjoy a nice drink afterwards!