RCO House, Amsterdam
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In the autumn of 2018, around its 130th birthday on November 3, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is moving to its new home, RCO House, located at Gabriël Metsustraat 16 in Amsterdam. Its « a stunning listed building designed by Hendrik Petrus Berlage, just a stone’s throw from the Concertgebouw », the press release says. Thanks to the support from donors, foundations and corporate partners, the property has been purchased and is now being renovated to meet the orchestra’s needs and wishes. The total project costs € 12.5 million; a major campaign has been launched to raise € 10 million. So far, € 8,5 million has been pledged.

RCO House will be equipped with rehearsal studios for members of the orchestra, a small ensemble space and offices. « The orchestra will thus be able to make its growing education and talent development objectives a reality and enjoy more direct contact with audience members », the RCO says.

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