Get to know him and his music. Become part of his life for one day. You probably know some of the works of the famous Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, such as the ballet Swan Lake, or some of his operas or symphonies. Or perhaps you have heard his music in the Disney movies Fantasia and Sleeping Beauty.
On June 15, 2019, you can get to know these and other famous pieces of his in the Marble Hall and the 19th-century rooms of the impressive Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam.
You can take part by getting dressed up as his good friend or neighbour and travelling by horse and carriage to visit Tchaikovsky and his entourage, together with hundreds of contemporaries and dozens of musicians.
Don't miss the Tchaikovsky Ball
- Dance as he danced.
- Hear the stories he loved.
- Eat what he ate.
- And yes, Tchaikovsky will be there.
Exciting cultural programme at the Tchaikovsky Ball
Expect to see and hear choirs, Russian folk music, ballet dancers and famous musicians at the Tchaikovsky Ball. Everyone will be dressed as though it were the 19th century, including you and your friends and children. In the evening, the ball starts, and with hundreds of admirers, you are submerged into the 19th-century atmosphere. With an extensive musical programme, stories, historical dancing and performances.
Live performances at the Tchaikovsky Ball
The Tchaikovsky Ball whisks you away to another century, with live music and 19th-century costumes.
- Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
- Lidy Blijdorp (cello)
- Mayte Levenbach (violin)
- Junior company of the Dutch National Ballet
- StEP Student Orchestra
- Radovesj Russian folk dance group
- Olga de Kort (musicologist)
- Frank Perenboom (historical dance workshop instructor)
Afternoon activities for children
There is so much to do and see. In the afternoon, enjoy a busy programme mainly for children and their families. The decor, the location and the entourage alone make it worth being there and joining in. Here are the fun activities for children:
- Decorative art workshop for children with Larisa Bilous
- Musical theatre performance Kasjtanka by Troup A'Dour
- Etiquette lessons with Cisca Philipse and Baroness Nahnya van Voorst tot Voorst
Get tickets now!
Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Check out the Tchaikovsky Ball programme and order your tickets for a romantic musical day.
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