Erasmus bridge, Rotterdam

Songs and the sea: Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival 7-15 September

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This year, the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam is celebrating the city’s maritime roots.

Erasmus bridge, Rotterdam


And much to our delight, the annual classical music festival has chosen the theme of Sea & You  and is promising fans ‘musical pearls with artists of world renown’.

Hans Waege, managing director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival says: “For me, the sea has always been supremely powerful and mysterious at the same time. In my amateur philosopher’s mind, I have always regarded the sea as a metaphor for mankind itself; always somewhat obscure, a source of life and death, curious, and beautiful.”

Sounds wonderful.

Listen up!

For more information and to book concert tickets, visit

For travel, take the ferry to Rotterdam from £59 one way per car and driver.