RCO thanks H.M. Queen Beatrix
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra performed the Dutch national anthem to express its gratitude to the Dutch Queen.
With their performance in the Wiener Musikverein in Vienna, the Orchestra expressed its gratitude for the Queen’s many years of service to the Netherlands, and her interest in supporting culture in Dutch society.
On 28 January, Queen Beatrix announced that she would abdicate after a reign of 33 years on 30 April 2013. She will be succeeded by her eldest son, Prince Willem-Alexander.
This year, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is celebrating 125 years of outstanding musicianship with numerous musical performance for audiences all over the globe, as part of its 2013 World Tour. The RCO will be visiting six continents in a single year. On January 28 and 29, the Orchestra was in Vienna. Next it will perform in Brussels, Luxembourg and Paris.
During its tour, the orchestra will give 48 concerts in 30 different cities. ING is one of the Global Partners of the World Tour. This unique initiative is made possible in part by ING’s support.