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Proms: Christmas Classics

Proms22 Dec '23 - 24 Dec '23(Past)

Snowflakes are swirling, the sleigh is ready: get in and ride along to a fairytale Christmas.


A hearth, garlands with lights, the smell of cloves, and most of all music to give you that warm feeling: Christmas is a feast for all the senses. And that feast already starts right before Christmas with Christmas Classics, the Christmas prom by the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Enjoy a hot chocolate with (or without) whipped cream or a glass of glühwein at your arrival. In the Grand Hall you'll find various stands with bites an beautiful presents to buy as a for under the Christmas tree (or for yourself). Haven't sent your Christmas cards yet? Take a nice picture of yourself in the beautiful ambiance of De Doelen and send it to all your friends. Then enjoy the concert in the Grand Hall – and don't forget to stay right after, because our brass section has a festive encore in the chest. Everything needed for a beautiful start of Christmas will be there!

Programme & performers

Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé: Troika
Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel: Lied des
Sandmännchens Abendsegen und Traumpantomime
Rossini La Cenerentola
Ravel Ma mère l'oye: La Belle et la Bête
Ravel Ma mère l'oye: Le jardin féerique
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker op.71: Suite nr.1

ConductorAdam Hickox
Get in and ride along to
a fairytale Christmas
Just like before, nice and low-threshold and atmospheric.
Suzanne OvervoordeOrchestra Librarian

All play dates of Proms: Christmas Classics

Friday 22 Dec 20238:30 PM
Rotterdamde Doelen (Grand Hall)
Saturday 23 Dec 20238:30 PM
Rotterdamde Doelen (Grand Hall)
Sunday 24 Dec 20232:15 PM
Rotterdamde Doelen (Grand Hall)

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