On October 13 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.
The exemption recently granted to the Concertgebouw to admit a maximum of 250 visitors will lapse with the introduction of these stricter measures. Much to the regret of the Concertgebouw, it was decided to cancel all concerts up to and including 5 November. Ticket holders have been informed by email. As for the situation after that date, the orchestra organization will be awaiting further information from the government.
Time and time again, the coronavirus measures have had an enormous impact on the Concertgebouworkest. One can well imagine that audiences are also very disappointed. It is precisely in times like these that music can be a source of comfort and support. That is why the orchestra also looks forward to informing all clients in the coming period about the ways in which people continue to listen to orchestral music.