The Salon

Oranjewoud Festival presents a brand-new segment: The Salon. Picture a huge living room, full of sofas, cushions and rugs. In this relaxed, intimate setting, you are treated to a living room concert and talk show in one, brought to you by violinist Rosanne Philippens and radio producer Pieter van der Wielen. You will enjoy the most beautiful music by composers such as Mendelssohn, Schubert, Ravel and Shostakovich, performed by Rosanne, of course, the superb Dudok Quartet and Rosanne’s musical friends from Berlin and Paris, including cellist Camille Thomas.

In between performances, Pieter chats to prominent guests, such as author Geert Mak; journalist, author and filmmaker Natascha van Weezel; psychiatrist, philosopher and neuroscientist Damiaan Denys; and violinist and educator Vera Beths. Especially for De Salon, young composers such as Ramin Amin Tafreshi from Iran and Martín Francisco Mayo from Venezuela, each composed a one-minute piece. Sensational!

Below are some of the programme items you can expect to enjoy at both The Salon concerts. All interviews are Dutch spoken.


You have a choice of two times with different programmes: Salon I from 11.30 to 14.00 and Salon II from 16.00 to 18.30. The price per Salon is €32.50 (excl. progressive discount / €16.25 / €2.50. The Salon is inspired by The Amsterdam Salon Pop Up by Rosanne Philippens.

The Salon