Music Stages surprises and entices through innovative productions and artistic crossover. Under the
inspiring artistic direction of Michael Gieler, musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra work
together with top musical talents and artists involved in other fields to create refreshing and
innovative interpretations of classical music.
Music Stages is a vibrant stage where perfection and experimentation come together: every concert is unique and not to be missed!
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!
On August 28th, 2020, musicians from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will embark on a series of concerts and workshops throughout Amsterdam Southeast, from Driemond to Amstel III, to allow even more inhabitants of this neighbourhood to enjoy music with a typically Bijlmer twist.
The youngest generation of listeners is one of Music Stages’ most important target demographics. The musicians visit primary schools and develop special programs for high school students together with the educational department of the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.
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