Her Majesty Queen Máxima on Thursday September 10th, 2015 attended the grand opening of the new season of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, RCO Opening Night. The Queen is patron of the orchestra.
The concert under the direction of future principal conductor Daniele Gatti, with the world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma as guest soloist, marks the start of a new tradition.
From now on, all loyal and new friends, relatives and fans of the Concertgebouw Orchestra meet at the beginning of each season during a unique concert of international stature including an elegant buffet dinner in the foyer of the Concertgebouw. Afterwards mix the musicians themselves to the public.