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Den Haag, Netherlands
Residentie Orkest The Hague

Residentie Orkest The Hague

Founded: 1904
Music director: Anja Bihlmaier, chief conductor / Sven Arne Tepl, artistic director
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The Residentie Orkest The Hague, one of the most innovative orchestras in the Netherlands, is proving more than ever before the importance of symphonic music for a large and wide audience, even in the 21st century. The orchestra is based in Amare, the new educational and cultural complex in the heart of The Hague. In addition to the symphonic canon, the orchestra also performs new work and cross-o

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The Residentie Orkest The Hague, one of the most innovative orchestras in the Netherlands, is proving more than ever before the importance of symphonic music for a large and wide audience, even in the 21st century. The orchestra is based in Amare, the new educational and cultural complex in the heart of The Hague. In addition to the symphonic canon, the orchestra also performs new work and cross-over programmes. The orchestra can be heard in the major concert halls both in the Netherlands and abroad. This orchestra, which performs internationally, has throughout its history enjoyed inspirational leadership from a series of chief conductors including Hans Vonk, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Jaap van Zweden and Neeme Järvi.

Anja Bihlmaier has been the orchestra's chief conductor since the summer of 2021, while our principal guest conductors are Richard Egarr and Jun Märkl.

The Residentie Orkest maintains a prominent presence in the city, playing open air concerts and providing educational projects at innumerable schools. The orchestra has an established involvement in such important events as the annual Troonrede, or King's Speech. The orchestra also celebrates major public holidays alongside the population of The Hague and surrounding area, with concerts at Christmas, New Year, King's Day, Prince's Day and Diwali. Collaborations with local and national partners such as the Dutch National Theatre, Festival Classique, Paard, Dutch National Opera, the Dutch National Opera Academy and the AvroTros and NTR broadcast series are just as important.

The orchestra works alongside numerous partners in the city on social activities with and for the community.

The ambitions of the orchestra are spearheaded by its educational policy. Every year, more than 30,000 school pupils get involved in the educational projects, placing the Residentie Orkest at the forefront of musical education in The Hague. The orchestra has developed an educational and outreach programme for all ages, providing a major contribution to social cohesion in the city.

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Residentie Orkest The Hague, Turfhaven 11, Den Haag, 2511 DK, Netherlands.