Since 2006 Festival Classique has devoted itself to show that classical music is an enrichment for everybody. With Festival Classique we leave the beaten track and expectation patterns of classical music, without compromising the quality of the music. That is why our concert programmes and locations are often unlike anything else and with eye for detail. We do not only offer a concert, but a total experience. We surprise our visitors with combinations between different forms of art like dance, theatre and film and classical music.
In 2019 Festival Classique attracted more than 45,000 visitors. With our programming we reach all age categories, from young to old. The programming consists of a broad variety of free and paid performances, concerts and activities. In the open air and at special indoor locations we surprise and challenge the audience to experience the music in a different way. The festival offers a stage to professional musicians, music students and to amateurs from the region of The Hague. This connection inspires!
Every year Festival Classique invites pupils from elementary and secondary schools in The Hague to experience the festival at customized performances. In addition to that Festival Classique cooperates closely with various care and welfare organizations to involve also audiences that otherwise do not or hardly get into touch with live performed classical music at the festival.
Also in 2020 Festival Classique plants its feet into the sand. During the fourteenth edition from 17 through 21 June 2020 the festival pulls out all the stops to make the festival a feast of music!
Team Festival Classique 2020
Neeltje Leemans festival director
Marieke Hopman artistic manager
Evelien van den Bos fundraiser
Inge van Rooij marketing & communication manager
Inge Valkenburg ticketing
Marcel Winckens operational manager
Elisa Kuijt production manager
Jennifer Trel production manager
Marjolein Harmelink graphic designer
Sascha Tanahatoe junior production manager
Annemarie Goedvolk artistic advisor
Bastiaan Everink artistic advisor
Festival Classique Board
Sharon Gesthuizen chair
Ruud van der Velden treasurer
Fleur van Bree secretary
Ingrid Michon general member
Fleur van Bree general member
Meike Bokhorst general member
Carla Hoogweg general member