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Do you want to find out where and when we perform? Please select one or more locations. The months that light up will show you when we are present.

February 2017

22 February
Chamber music with violist Tanja Trede
Violist Tanja Trede presents a homage to Erwin Schulhoff, a Czech-Jewish composer who lived at the beginning of the twentieth century and eventually perished in a concentration camp.
24 February
Lunchtime concert (free)
Free lunchtime concerts by The Hague Philharmonic offer not only a wonderful opportunity to look behind the scenes but also provide listeners with an inspiring interlude. The programme of the lunchtime concerts is always a surprise and is not announced in advance. No need to reserve a ticket. Just drop in. We look forward to seeing you!
24 February
Mahler 4
Aus Greidanus Sr takes on the role of Viennese society journalist Harmut Krankl during the belle époque. He will tell us the latest stories about Gustav Mahler, the 'man about town', his wife Alma and rising star Alban Berg.
26 February
Mahler 4
We will meet Gustav Mahler and rising star Alban Berg in the Vienna of the belle époque. Berg's thoroughly romantic music is filled with symbolism and will be combined with what is recognised as Mahler’s most light-hearted symphony.

Previous concerts this month:

4 February
Beats & Beethoven
Everyone can sing the opening notes of Beethoven's Fifth. A disco version was even made. The English music producer Gabriel Prokofiev, a distant nephew of the famous composer, puts this well-known work into a contemporary context.
10 February
Mozart Requiem
Jan Willem de Vriend tells the story of Mozart's final days. Exhausted and tormented by depression and delusions, Mozart worked on a secret commission: a requiem for the wife of Count Franz von Walsegg.
11 February
MasterClassics with Mozart Requiem
A wonderful, casual evening with The Hague Philharmonic: accessible, entertaining and not too long. You will get to know Mozart and his Requiem, illustrated by fragments of the work, and will learn to listen to classical music in a totally new way.
18 February
Last tickets
Toddlers Concert
We once again invite the youngest members of our audience to get to know the very best of classical music in a fun and refreshing way.
18 February
Toddlers Concert
We once again invite the youngest members of our audience to get to know the very best of classical music in a fun and refreshing way. Toddlers concert with The Hague Philharmonic, followed by coffee and lemonade, and – don’t forget – a chance to try out lots of different instruments!
19 February
Here Come the Animals
Writer, narrator and singer Ageeth de Haan takes the very youngest listeners on an exciting journey through the wilderness to search for baby animals and their parents.

March 2017

24 March
The New Prince
The New Prince is a colourful revue about power, involving world leaders, Lady Fortuna, a chorus of oppressors and the oppressed, President Wu Virtu from the year 2032, and many others.
25 March
The New Prince
Although the title might suggest otherwise, The New Prince is certainly not about a fairytale prince. The ‘prince’ in question refers to the famous book The Prince (1513-1515) by Niccolò Machiavelli, and should rather be interpreted as a ‘ruler’.
26 March
The New Prince
The New Prince is a colourful revue about power, involving world leaders, Lady Fortuna, a chorus of oppressors and the oppressed, President Wu Virtu from the year 2032, and many others.
28 March
The New Prince
The New Prince is a colourful revue about power, involving world leaders, Lady Fortuna, a chorus of oppressors and the oppressed, President Wu Virtu from the year 2032, and many others.
29 March
The New Prince
The New Prince is a colourful revue about power, involving world leaders, Lady Fortuna, a chorus of oppressors and the oppressed, President Wu Virtu from the year 2032, and many others.
31 March
The New Prince
The New Prince is a colourful revue about power, involving world leaders, Lady Fortuna, a chorus of oppressors and the oppressed, President Wu Virtu from the year 2032, and many others.

April 2017

1 April
Remy van Kesteren
That's the motto of Remy van Kesteren, the Netherlands’ most well-known harpist: ‘A beast on the harp’. Tonight, he will cross musical swords with Kris Berry, a soul & jazz singer with roots in the Dutch Antilles. An exciting encounter resulting in nothing less than a sensual blending of genres and cultures.
5 April
Lunchtime concert (free)
Free lunchtime concerts by The Hague Philharmonic offer not only a wonderful opportunity to look behind the scenes but also provide listeners with an inspiring interlude. The programme of the lunchtime concerts is always a surprise and is not announced in advance. No need to reserve a ticket. Just drop in. We look forward to seeing you!
9 April
The Spooky Symphony
Grandpa Archibald wants to prove to his grandchildren that he is the bravest grandpa in the entire world. That's why he's hunting for a real monster… Will he succeed in capturing the monster in order to become a hero?
14 April
St Matthew Passion
In coming years, Jan Willem de Vriend will be delving into what is perhaps the most well-known of Bach's works: St Matthew Passion
15 April
St Matthew Passion
In coming years, Jan Willem de Vriend will be delving into what is perhaps the most well-known of Bach's works: St Matthew Passion. Bach portrays the tale of Christ's suffering in an incredibly moving way. For innumerable Dutch listeners, this is a not-to-be-missed annual encounter with a masterpiece full of wonderful recitatives, arias and chorales.
19 April
Chamber music with cellist Gideon den Herder
Gideon den Herder doesn't just put his own cello in the spotlight. He also leaves room for the warm sonorities of the French horn. Joined by musicians from The Hague Philharmonic, he will play a splendid Suite by Bach as well as Schumann's thoroughly romantic Adagio and Allegro.
21 April
Lunchtime concert (free)
Free lunchtime concerts by The Hague Philharmonic offer not only a wonderful opportunity to look behind the scenes but also provide listeners with an inspiring interlude. The programme of the lunchtime concerts is always a surprise and is not announced in advance. No need to reserve a ticket. Just drop in. We look forward to seeing you!
21 April
Arthur Jussen plays Ravel
Ravel wrote his piano concerto for the left hand for pianist Paul Wittgenstein, brother of the famous philosopher. Paul lost his right arm during the First World War. Tonight, the piece will be played by another famous brother: Arthur Jussen.
22 April
The Hague Philharmonic in Rotterdam
Please visit dedoelen.nl for more information about this concert and tickets.
23 April
The Hague Philharmonic in Tilburg
Please visit theaterstilburg.nl for more information and tickets.

May 2017

6 May
Horror Classic Nosferatu
Horrorklassieker én cultfilm ‘Nosferatu’ uit 1922 is een van de eerste films gebaseerd op Bram Stokers vampierepos ‘Dracula’. Om de auteursrechten te omzeilen werd de elegante Dracula een monsterachtige graaf Orlok en werden plot en setting aangepast. Stokers weduwe was echter niet te vermurwen en liet beslag leggen op de film, op één kopie na.... Gegarandeerd een bloedstollende filmavond met livemuziek! ..
10 May
Chamber music with bassist Jos Tieman
Jos Tieman first became acquainted with The Hague Philharmonic in the Nieuwe Kerk in 1984. Now he returns with a musical journey through time, exploring the musical forerunners and offshoots of his own instrument, the double bass. From violone to bass guitar and from Bach to Zappa.
12 May
Lunchtime concert (free)
Free lunchtime concerts by The Hague Philharmonic offer not only a wonderful opportunity to look behind the scenes but also provide listeners with an inspiring interlude. The programme of the lunchtime concerts is always a surprise and is not announced in advance. No need to reserve a ticket. Just drop in. We look forward to seeing you!
12 May
Composers in The Hague
That's what Prince Frederick, the brother of Dutch King William II, asked the great composer Robert Schumann following a performance by Schumann's wife, pianist Clara Schumann, at the royal palace in The Hague. The Dutch composer Verhulst met Schumann in Scheveningen. Beethoven, like Schumann, also had a connection with The Hague: when only 12, he performed there for Stadtholder Prince William V.
14 May
Composers in The Hague
That's what Prince Frederick, the brother of Dutch King William II, asked the great composer Robert Schumann following a performance by Schumann's wife, pianist Clara Schumann, at the royal palace in The Hague.
26 May
Lunchtime concert (free)
Free lunchtime concerts by The Hague Philharmonic offer not only a wonderful opportunity to look behind the scenes but also provide listeners with an inspiring interlude. The programme of the lunchtime concerts is always a surprise and is not announced in advance. No need to reserve a ticket. Just drop in. We look forward to seeing you!
26 May
Three Turbulent Overtures
Here, Rossini's turbulent overtures form a strong contrast with the gracious elegance of Haydn's Cello Concerto. Add to that the Sixth Symphony of Wilms (the composer known to contemporaries as the ‘Dutch Beethoven’), and you have everything required for an energetic evening under the direction of conductor Richard Egarr.
28 May
Three Turbulent Overtures
Here, Rossini's turbulent overtures form a strong contrast with the gracious elegance of Haydn's Cello Concerto. Add to that the Sixth Symphony of Wilms (the composer known to contemporaries as the ‘Dutch Beethoven’), and you have everything required for an energetic evening under the direction of conductor Richard Egarr.

June 2017

16 June
The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra at Festival Classique
During Festival Classique (the Lowlands Festival of classical music), Scheveningen is transformed into a giant concert hall by the sea. A starring role is always reserved for The Hague Philharmonic. For prices and tickets, please visit: festivalclassique.nl
17 June
The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra at Festival Classique
During Festival Classique (the Lowlands Festival of classical music), Scheveningen is transformed into a giant concert hall by the sea. A starring role is always reserved for The Hague Philharmonic. For prices and tickets, please visit: festivalclassique.nl
24 June
Summertime! Great American Classics
Top off your day at the beach with Gershwin's legendary 'Porgy and Bess', containing such hits as 'Oh, I Got Plenty o’ Nothing' and 'Summertime'. There will also be other American classics from Bernstein and Barber. We’ll be swinging into summertime.  

July 2017

March 2018

11 March
La douce France
In her first encounter with our own Nicholas Collon, pianist Ingrid Fliter takes...
15 March
MasterClassics with Bruckner 6
Bruckner was able to give music so much substance and weight that notes became b...
16 March
Bruckner 6
If philosophy were music, how would it sound? Antony Hermus, currently one of th...
21 March
Kamermuziek met Martine & Justa
In the Nieuwe Kerk, flautist Martine van der Loo and cellist Justa de Jong prese...
23 March
Romantic Masters
Our Schubert cycle involves Jan Willem de Vriend conducting all the symphonies o...
24 March
Close to classics
Classical music is best heard live. And what better way to do it than with this ...
25 March
Romantic Masters
Our Schubert cycle involves Jan Willem de Vriend conducting all the symphonies o...
30 March
Passion at Paard van Troje
The story of the man from Nazareth set to Bach’s music is both relevant and ti...
31 March
St Matthew Passion
In no other country is the St Matthew Passion as popular as it is in the Netherl...