Goran Bregović and the Wedding and Funeral Band

Goran Bregović and the Wedding and Funeral Band

Jul 21, 2023
Main Hall, Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 10, 1071 LN
49 euros

Did you hear? They're taking the chairs out of the Main Hall for the "Emperor of the Balkans"! Get ready to experience the Wedding and Funeral Band led by Goran Bregović, featuring the festive music of the Roma from the Balkans and some of the most beautiful ballads you'll ever hear - you may even have goosebumps or butterflies in your stomach! As always, Goran Bregović invites you to dance. 

Goran Bregović Goran Bregović Wedding and Funeral Band

Musical jack-of-all-trades Goran Bregović evolved from a rock star behind the Iron Curtain in the 1970s to the globally beloved "Emperor of the Balkans". With his Wedding and Funeral Band he invites everyone to dance with irresistible Balkan brass. This festive and energetic music for wind band from the Balkans lets us hear Bregović's characteristic composition style consisting of a mix of musical genres and seems to appeal to every person on earth, regardless of cultural background, gender, age or religion.

The Sydney Morning Herald wrote: "Bregovic's composing is touched by genius and he sits in the midst of his braying brass band radiating benevolence like a freshly opened bottle of champagne. Many dance numbers had the concert's hall's floor pulsing, not just with subsonic vibrations, but with an elated capacity crowd."

" a freshly opened bottle of champagne."

Goran Bregović and his Wedding and Funeral Band play songs from the successful album Three Letters from Sarajevo, a programme that combines Christian classical music, Jewish klezmer music and Muslim oriental music: three religions and three cultures from his hometown of Sarajevo that have shaped him as a person and musician.

For this standing concert, the chairs will be removed from the Main Hall. There are, however, a limited number of chairs available on the balcony.

SummerConcerts in The Concertgebouw

This concert is part of the SummerConcerts in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In July and August you can enjoy beautiful classical concerts, swinging jazz and pop, and legendary film music. Are you feeling the summer vibes already?

All tickets come with a free drink. Not only that, but for 11,50 euros you can sip on a delicious limoncello and lime cocktail during the interval. A few of the concerts in the series even have a Meet & Greet with the artists after the concert, and some of the evenings end with a DJ set. The SummerConcerts are sponsored by VriendenLoterij.

Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Band

Buy your tickets

Buy your tickets in advance on the Concertgebouw website and get to experience one of the most world-renowned Balkan bands with its charismatic bandleader Goran Bregović playing in the acoustical wonder that is The Concertgebouw. Plus, drinks are included in the ticket price - book your tickets today!