It is almost time for our most special event of the year: the Prinsengrachtconcert. The preparations for the 38th edition of the event are in full swing! Together with AVRO Tros and the performances of all the artists, we hope to make it a wonderful edition again!
In 1981 the then directors of Hotel Pulitzer: Hans Duijf en Theo Inniger, took the initiative to organize the Prinsengrachtconcert. From there the Prinsengrachconcert grew into an annual spectacle. Over 10.000 people watch the performances in an idyllic setting next to each other in their boats on the Prinsengracht canal and from their window frames.
In the afternoon, young talents will take the stage. Aliza (14), Donna (12) and Marcel (12) will perform together with Jamai, Trijntje Oosterhuis and Patricia van Haastrecht and JeugdOrkest the Netherlands. Special to this year’s edition is a performance of a local children’s orchestra ‘de Kindersymfonie’. They gave a special performance in Pulitzer Amsterdam during the Easter Egg Hunt and this year they won the first price on the European Music Festival!
Last year’s winner of the GrachtenfestivalPrijs, Baritone Raoul Steffani (14) will open the evening programme. Then, Fin top-violinist Pekka Kuusisto and ensemble Camerata RCO will amaze us with their performance which will be full of surprises.
For more information about the Prinsengracht concert please visit the website and for those who can’t wait until the 17th of august, you can watch this beautiful video of last year with a medley of ‘Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten’ by Lucas en Arthur Jussen. We hope to share this magical night with you this year!