This years theme of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival is Russian avant-garde. Exactly 100 years after year of the revolution 1917, the festival highlights the most adventurous time in Russian music with composers such as Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. With four symphonic concerts, two chamber music programs and one family concert, the festival focuses on the experimental period of Russian avant-garde.
The Gergiev Festival is a multi-day Symphonic festival of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Valery Gergiev.
Concert- and congress centre De Doelen is a world-acclaimed concert hall in the Mauritskwartier district in Rotterdam where around 600 concerts are given each year. In addition to classic concerts by orchestras including the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the concert calendar also features world music and jazz.