Legal form and status
The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra operate under the auspices of a foundation: Stichting Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, which is registered at the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce under no. 41198970. The Foundation is formally recognized as a “public interest institution” (ANBI), which means that donations and legacies are tax-exempt. The Foundation’s director is Rob Streevelaar.
RSIN (fiscal number)
The statutes of Stichting Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest|Nederlands Kamerorkest state that its tasks and responsibilities are:
1. to provide musical accompaniment for performances by the Dutch National Opera (DNO);
2. to maintain a symphony orchestra;
3. to maintain a chamber orchestra;
4. to perform any and all activities which will serve to promote or support the foregoing aims, including socially relevant and educational projects and programmes.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit entity.
Mission: Classical music for everyone
NedPhO|NKO organizes and performs concerts of the highest artistic level, and contributes to opera productions at a similarly high level. Through its educational, outreach and talent development programmes, NedPhO|NKO invests in the future of classical music.
We stand for superlative quality in our concert and opera performances. Quality is also the leading principle in everything else we do, and is something to which everyone within the organization is fully committed.
We offer a warm welcome to listeners of all ages and backgrounds with inviting concert programmes as well as our educational and outreach projects. The choice of venue, presentation and ticket prices are all carefully geared to the expectations of our partners and, more importantly, our target audience.
Of course, an orchestra is all about teamwork. The players interact with each other to produce a harmonious result. But the same applies to the work of our support staff and to our cooperation with external partners.
Board of Trustees
J.A.M. van Leeuwen, chair
H.J. Terwijn, vice-chair
The musicians of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra receive a salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Orchestras. Remuneration for support staff is in accordance with the BBRA (Civil Service) pay scales. Members of the Board of Trustees act in a voluntary capacity and receive no direct remuneration.
The Foundation comprises two orchestral formations: the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. A significant proportion of the figures included in the annual financial statements under ‘Performance, Outreach and Costs’ relate to activities in connection with the productions of the Dutch National Opera. (NB. NedPhO|NKO does not receive royalties or a percentage of box office revenue. This may be relevant in terms of financial comparisons.)