Classical Sunday

Every week, a variety of concerts turn the Expo into a true feast for the ears, including the concert series ‘Classical Sunday’. This series consists of 25 top-class classical concerts that can be seen every Sunday on the Vriendenloterij Main Stage. With an entrance ticket for Floriade you have free access to these concerts.

Every Sunday on the Main Stage

The concerts are performed by ensembles such as Black Pencil, the Erasmus Trio and the Apollo Ensemble, choirs such as Cappella Amsterdam, orchestras such as Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra conducted by Ton Koopman and soloists such as harpist Lavinia Meijer and pianist Marietta Petkova. The improvisation virtuoso Mike Boddé, known from stage Witteman, joins forces with soprano Johannette Zomer. The programme offers a mix of young talents (finalists from competitions), established talents, contemporary and historical ensembles, regional talent and nationally renowned talent.

Monthly programme

  • 4 September: Metropole Orkest Cellos at 11.30 a.m.
  • 11 September: Black Pencil at 11.30 a.m.
  • 18 September: Hexagon at 11:30 a.m.
  • 25 September: Hannes Minnaar at 11.30 a.m.


  • 2 October: Dominique Vleeshouwers at 11.30 a.m.
  • 9 October: Royal Military Band at 11.30 a.m.

Symbiosis: The central theme

At Floriade, all ensembles, choirs and orchestras and soloists are challenged to look for symbiosis in which music is just one of the factors. Nature is also often part of this symbiosis.

Liatoshynsky Choir & Orchestra from Kyiv

The concerts of the Liatoshynsky Choir & Orchestra from Kyiv will be particularly memorable. For the orchestra, it is very important to preserve their culture, the music that is in their DNA.

Military orchestras

Various military wind orchestras also take part in the concerts, such as the Fanfare Bereden Wapens. This orchestra, consisting of 22 musicians, provides musical support for events such as commemorations.

The Central square and the Vriendenloterij Main Stage
Pianist Marietta Petkova
Harpist Lavinia Meijer
The Vriendenloterij Main Stage
The Vriendenloterij Main Stage

Come and enjoy Floriade Expo 2022

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Interested in the full programme? Take a look at the Floriade programme here.


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