Classical music is becoming increasingly accessible, lively and down-to-earth, shaking off its elite, old-fashioned image. This has been the goal of Festival Classique for many years, creating the perfect event for all ages to enjoy classical concerts! In fact, Festival Classique has been dubbed the "Lowlands of classical music". Get ready for Festival Classique "Sound Bites" this September.
Festival Classique in The Hague
"The Lowlands of classical music".
Festival Classique is a multi-day event with short concerts and performances taking place in unique locations. This year, the festival was adapted in response to the coronavirus pandemic and concerts were more spread-out than before: the usual festival took place in the summer and "Sound Bites", the special autumn programme, will happen on September 9-11.
Concerts in a former aircraft hangar
In previous years, the festival has taken place throughout the centre of The Hague and Scheveningen, with prime locations such as the Kurhaus, Lourdeskerk, and on the beach, pier and boulevard in Scheveningen. Sound Bites, on the other hand, is happening at Fokker Terminal, a former aircraft hangar which is now a very spacious concert and conference venue!
Performers at Festival Classique Sound Bites
- Residentie Orkest
- Slagwerk Den Haag
- David Kweksilber
- Maya Fridman
- Jessey-Joy Spronk
- Ensemble de Formule
- Aart Strootman
- Poulson Sq.
- Merijn Tinga
About Festival Classique
Ever since its first edition in 2006, Festival Classique has never ceased to surprise and delight all ages. Each concert is devised uniquely for the festival, making it a consistent and well-programmed event on the country's yearly musical calendar.
All performances maintain a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. They do not take longer than one hour, there are no intermissions and many performances are introduced by presenters with a strong, personal connection to the story behind the concert.
Since Classical music sounds great everywhere, concerts can be performed in the open air or at unexpected locations: in previous years, Festival Classique performances popped up in places like like a McDonald’s, a coffee shop or, for instance, in the Gevangenpoort Museum.
Concerts and tickets
Keep yourself updated on the concerts at Festival Classique by keeping a close eye on the Festival Classique programme. Here you can purchase your tickets online by selecting the concert of your choice.