Foundation Friends of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century

In August 2014 the orchestra had to say farewell to its founder and conductor Frans Brüggen. Encouraged by the support from audiences around the world, the orchestra is committed to continuing Brüggen’s vision. We perform forty concerts per year over the course of six to eight projects, now led by esteemed guests and guest conductors.

The orchestra invites you to help make our plans possible by donating to the Friends Foundation of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. This is how the orchestra expresses its gratitude for you generosity.

♦ after a donation of €100:
Our newsletter and complete programs
An invitation to our yearly Friends Meeting
CPE Bach – The Cello Concertos with Roel Dieltiens, cd

♦ after a donation of €250:
As above, as well as invitations for dress rehearsals and “behind the scenes” access to the orchestra during the year.

♦ after a donation of €500 or more:
As above, as well as the CD-box with Frans Brüggen’s most beautiful Rameau recordings

The Friends Foundation of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century is a registered cultural ANBI-organization. Donations through the foundation are therefore tax deductible.


Board, honorary

Dirk Jan van den Berg, chairman
Gerard van Westen, treasurer
Jan van Trigt, secretary
Liesbeth Horstink
Anneke Paulides
Louisa van den Broek

Bank information
Stichting Vrienden van het Orkest van de Achttiende Eeuw
IBAN Account: NL18ABNA0860752240


Click here for the annual figures of 2019 (PDF).
Click here for the annual figures of 2018 (PDF).
Click here for the annual figures of 2017 (PDF).
Click here for the annual figures of 2016 (PDF).

Date of establishment: June 11, 2015

5 continents, 35 countries, 350 cities, 50 musicians, 35 composers, 285 pieces, more than 155 tours and 1555 concerts so far. Friends will stay updated on our activities and future tours. When the history of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century is written, your name will be included!