Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) Forerunners

Orchestras in Amsterdam around 1880

Amsterdam Park Orchestra

Amsterdam Felix Meritis Orchestra

  • Professionals.
  • The orchestra of Felix Meritis was considered the best in the Netherlands, and under the direction of conductor Johannes van Bree gave many Dutch premieres.
  • Hall: Amsterdam Felix Meritis.
  • Conductor: Johannes Verhulst (1816-1891).

Amsterdam Caecilia Orchestra

Amsterdam Paleis voor Volksvlijt Orchestra

  • Existed from 1865 until 1895.
  • No great reputation.
  • Forrunner of the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO).
  • Hall: Amsterdam Paleis voor Volksvlijt (Palace of Popular Diligence).
  • Conductor: Johan M. Coenen (1824-1899). 

Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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