The Dutch Government has ordered concert halls and opera houses to shut for the next four weeks in a bid to stem soaring Covid numbers.
The Concertgebouw says: Yesterday the Dutch government announced stricter measures as a result of an increase in coronavirus cases in the country. No more than 30 people may now gather indoors. Much to our regret, we have thus decided to cancel all concerts up to and including 5 November. Ticket holders have been informed by email. Time and time again, the coronavirus measures have had an enormous impact on the Concertgebouworkest. We can well imagine that you as a listener are also very disappointed. It is precisely in times like these that music can be a source of comfort and support. That is why we also look forward to informing you in the coming period about the ways in which you can continue to listen to our music. And we hope to be able to perform for you again in person very soon.
Rotterdam Philharmonic: Following the new measures taken by the central government to prevent further spread of the Covid-19 virus, we had to decide that our Red sofa concert of Thursday 15 October cannot take place. We hope to welcome you again in good health in the future at concerts of our orchestra.
Dutch National Opera: Due to the stricter measures that were announced in the press conference last night, we unfortunately have to cancel all performances in our main auditorium until November 11th. We are still looking at the possibilities for OFFspring and Goud!, because these performances have a maximum capacity of 30 visitors. UPDATE: We are very happy that the Kriebel family performance, despite the tightened corona measures, can still continue! This show can take place completely within the guidelines of the RIVM and there are still tickets available for tomorrow’s show.