On Saturday January 19th the new home of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam has been officially opened. Staff and musicians of RCO are extremely happy with their new premises that overlooks the Museumpark and their performance residence: the Concertgebouw.
The orchestra had a long lasting demand for a larger home with more office space, with several musical rehearsal rooms and a small hall for chamber music, group rehearsals and different kinds of events for education and for "Orchestra friends". It was therefore an amazing opportunity that the former Arts and Craft School by architect P.H. Berlage (1918) became available.