Classical music has managed to shake off its old-fashioned image. Even better: classical music is hip and happening. Festival Classique has committed itself to this goal for many years and does so with great success. How? With short concerts, unique locations and performances suitable for an audience from the ages of only several months to well over eighty years old.

The very first edition of Festival Classique was held in 2006. Every year there is an entertaining and surprising program for all ages. None of the shows are off-the-shelf, each concert is made especially for the festival. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere is very important. The concerts do not last longer than one hour, there is no intermission and the presentations are done by people with a strong and personal connection with the story behind the concert.

Every year we look for unique locations. This can be the open air or at unexpected locations like a McDonald’s, a coffee shop or for instance in the museum Gevangenpoort. Classical music sounds great everywhere!

We’ve also created some classics of our own: the Nach van Bach, Hét Hofvijverconcert, Babyconcerten and Kerkenpad. All of these are sold out every year. We make sure that there are even more ways to enjoy the music: through dance, food, workshops and humour. The idea is: classical music, but with a lower threshold.  Whether you’re an avid visitor of concerts, or whether you've never heard the name Beethoven before, everyone can enjoy classical music.

This year the festival once again promises to be beautiful and inspiring. Will you be joining us? Take a look at this year's concerts!

Festival Classique is an initiative from the AVRO and Amerborgh. The festival had more than 36.000 visitors in 2013, was broadcasted on live television and could also be enjoyed on live radio.

The 8th edition of the festival will take place from Friday June 18th until Sunday June 22nd 2014.

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