"There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats." - Albert Schweitzer

The Rotterdam Philharmonic is a modern orchestra which has its roots deep in the classical music tradition. It embodies the temperament of its home base, Rotterdam. 

Experts say that it distinguishes itself by the intensity of its concerts, the rich variety of its sound and the bold way in which it communicates with its audiences. This is enjoyed by many Rotterdam residents and visitors from far and wide.
The orchestra also enjoys success on the world’s major stages. Critics are unanimous: this orchestra, together with its music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, is among the best in the world.

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