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The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and its partner the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra together constitute the Stichting Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest. These two leading orchestras are the principal orchestras for the productions of De Nederlandse Opera in Het Muziektheater in Amsterdam. The two orchestras present regular concert series in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw alongside their operatic commitments; they are welcome guests in other Dutch cities and also make frequent appearances in concert halls and festivals outside Holland. The NedPhO|NKO brings classical music to life at the highest level and collaborates closely with international guest soloists and conductors. Both orchestras take great pleasure in developing and welcoming new musical talent. As of the start of the season 2011/2012, Marc Albrecht is the chief conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; the artistic director and concertmaster of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is master violinist Gordan Nikolić.
Two of the NedPhO|NKO’s most important trademarks are their inviting programming and their accessible concert presentation. Everyone feels welcome at a NedPhO|NKO concert, experienced concert-goers and first-timers alike. The musicians guarantee exceptional listening experiences thanks to the enthusiasm with which they share their passion for music with the audience. The orchestras’ concerts also form the basis for related events, including opportunities for audience members to meet soloists and orchestral players.
The NedPhO|NKO is well-known for its active involvement in cultural and social matters. Its large-scale educational programme NedPhO GO! brings classical music within everyone’s reach: the performances they give in unusual venues in the suburbs are combined with appealing educational activities for children and young people. The musicians of the NedPhO|NKO acknowledge their responsibility towards the future of classical music by passing on their passion for music and its live performance to a new generation; their concerts kindle an enthusiasm for classical music and at the same time create an entirely new audience.