Utrecht Early Music Festival

Utrecht Early Music Festival

Aug 25, 2023Sep 03, 2023
TivoliVredenburg, Vredenburgkade 11, 3511 WB & other venues
Various prices

At the end of summer, there's no better place to experience music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque eras than in lovely Utrecht!

World's largest early music festival

The largest festival in the whole world that focuses on these genres, the annual Utrecht Early Music Festival hosts more than 200 concerts at beautiful venues in the historic city centre. Concerts are not the only part of the programme: the festival is a hive of activity, with lectures, exhibitions, a symposium and more.

With the TivoliVredenburg as the festival's heart, along with beautiful old venues such as the St. Willibrordkerk, St. Catharinakerk, Pieterskerk and Geertekerk, the events are surely a must for any classical music fan! Other venues include Instituto Cervantes, Stadsschouwberg and De Haar Castle, one of the most famous castles in the Netherlands.

Concerts are generally an hour, without an intermission, but there can be exceptions, especially in the concerts beginning at 8pm that tend to be longer.

Musicians performing at Utrecht Early Music Festival 2023

Here's an overview of some of the artists performing at Utrecht Early Music Festival 2023:

  • Música Temprana 
  • Adrián Rodríguez van der Spoel
  • Vox Luminis 
  • Lionel Meunier
  • L'Arpeggiata 
  • Christina Pluhar 
  • Marco Beasley
  • ĀRT HOUSE 17 
  • The Tallis Scholars
  • Les Arts Florissants 
  • Le Jardin des Voix 
  • William Christie
  • La Tempête 
  • Simon-Pierre Bestion
  • Nocturne

Plan your visit to Utrecht Early Music Festival

Tickets are sold per event, so click on your chosen concert for ordering / price information. To see the entire list of festival performances, go to the Utrecht Early Music Festival website. The website is really a music lover's dream because, in the search for your ideal concerts in the concert programme, you can filter by era, genre, location and ensemble setting.

Thumb photo: Foppe Schut