For two months every summer, Amsterdam becomes the epicentre of the global music scene as The Concertgebouw invites top-flight musicians and other artists from all over the world to perform at its annual Robeco SummerNights. “Up to 1988, The Concertgebouw would always close during the summer, as many other Halls still do, but since our first edition in 1989 this combination of summer and a cultural night-out has proven to be a success,” Robeco SummerNights’ programmer Anita Crowe explains. In its 30-year existence, the event has created a programme of high-quality performances with accessible ticket prices which attract a wide and varied audience.