The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is getting its very own premises. The RCO House is located in a former school building, which the RCO acquired in 2016, very close to the Concertgebouw. It will include rehearsal studios, meeting rooms and offices for staff. It will also feature an ensemble space where small concerts can be given and where the orchestra can make its education and talent development objectives a reality.

The press release says: « At the moment, the orchestra’s management and staff continue to work from separate premises in Jacob Obrechtstraat, a building which they have long outgrown. RCO musicians currently have no choice but to rehearse at home, and space has to be booked elsewhere for ensemble rehearsals. »

The total project costs € 12.5 million; a major campaign has been launched to raise € 10 million. Thanks to the generous support of numerous donors, € 6.1 million of that amount has so far been pledged.

The orchestra hopes to be able to move into the building at the end of 2018, around the celebration of its 130th anniversary.

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