Songs and the sea: Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival 7-15 September
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.”
For more information and to book concert tickets, visit gergievfestival.nl/en/
For travel, take the ferry to Rotterdam from £59 one way per car and driver.