On Monday, April 11, 2022, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the annual Koningsdagconcert (King’s Day concert) held at the Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht, Netherlands.
According to RVD, the Koningsdagconcert was attended by an:
“…invited audience involved in the organization of [the upcoming] King’s Day in Maastricht.
This year’s concert is all about the sounds of the city of Maastricht and its cultural environment. In collaboration with the South Netherlands Philharmonic and Opera Zuid, a program has been compiled with contributions from cellist Eline Hensels, violinist Liza Ferschtman, carillonneur Frank Steijns and pianist brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen. They will perform works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Ysaye, Saint-Saëns and Leo Smit. Composer and conductor Leonard Evers will also compose a song cycle for the concert based on texts by Maastricht poets.
The Koningsdagconcert traditionally takes place in the month prior to King’s Day. The initiative was established in 1985 by Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus. Up to and including 2013, the concert took place at Noordeinde Palace. Since 2014, the concert has been organized in the municipality where the royal family celebrates King’s Day. Every year a different combination of ensembles and artists takes center stage.”
Photos courtesy of RVD