Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor
Manager: R. Douglas Sheldon
Management Territory: North America
"Sumptuousness is a quality that listeners have always prized in performances by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam..." Allan Kozinn, The New York Times
"Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra came, played and conquered...." James Roos, The Miami Herald
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Mariss Jansons returned to the US for a tour in February of 2010 with great performances at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, made his US debut with the orchestra back in 1988; the orchestra with Maestro Jansons has been back to tour the US virtually every year since then.
The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam was inaugurated in 1888, and was soon recognized as one of the finest concert halls in the world. The . . . Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, especially formed for this hall, gave its first concert six months later. Flourishing in Europe under conductors Willen Kes and Willem Mengelberg, it has called itself ‘Royal’ since its 100th Anniversary in 1988, the same year that Riccardo Chailly was appointed Principal Conductor. Under his leadership the orchestra has become recognized as one of the world’s best. Starting with the 2004-2005 season, Mariss Jansons became the sixth chief conductor in the history of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Maestro Jansons is regarded as one of the leading conductors in the world, well known for his many recordings, concerts and tours.