Februari Festival 2021

The third edition of the Februari Festival, in which Beethoven was the principal composer, was an immense success. Click here for a retrospective featuring photographs taken in the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague during the 2020 Februari Festival.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year's February Festival has been postponed. It will be held from 30 June till 4 July 2021. This edition will feature Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), about whom cellist Steven Isserlis once said: 'Saint-Saens is exactly the sort of composer who needs a festival to himself [..]. His works are rewarding in every way. And he's an endlessly fascinating figure.'

In addition to Saint-Saëns, we will shine a spotlight on the Paris of his times as a glorious centre of artistic and musical life. The participating musicians and the programme will be announced soon.