Play along!

Do you want to come and play with the most fun studentorchestra of Rotterdam?

We are an orchestra for students from Rotterdam and its vicinity. You will join other enthusiastic and musical (international) students who play wonderful music together, but also make up a close-knit team, where cosiness, ambitions and talent make our foundations.
Yearly we have 2 projects with mutiple concerts. The upcoming program we will play:

  • Schumann – Symfonie nr. 3 ‘ Der Rheinische’
  • Berlioz – Les Nuits d’été, with Tinka Pijpker, soprano soloist
  • New composition, especially composed for us by old-member Amba Klapwijk

The open rehearsals will be on Monday the 25th of March hand April the 1st from 19:30-22:00 PM at the Doopsgezinde Gemeente at Rotterdam, Address: Noordmolenwerf 1, 3011AK Rotterdam. We hope you can be there!

Send us an email if you want to come trough CONTACT. If you have any questions you can also e-mail us.

We hope you will be there, and don’t forget to bring your instrument! 😉

play along

Do you want to join the RSO? Apply for an audition!
Fill in the from at the bottom of this page.

Auditions are held every semester after the open rehearsals. Our chief of orchestra will find a date with every auditioner. Further information will be sent by e-mail.

Open rehearsals

If you would like to play with the RSO on beforehand, visit one of the open rehearsals. Our next open rehearsals will be held on the 19th and the 26th of february. There you can meet our orchestra members, play along with us and have a nice drink afterwards. The location is described at the very bottom of the page.
If you can’t come on these dates (or you have to wait too long), you can always ask the board when to come.

Onfortunately, not every instrument can be placed in our orchestra.

We search strings, especially low strings (viola’s , celli, double basses ), but also brass, bassoons, oboes and percussionists are welcomed!

Please fill in the form so we know you’re coming!

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We rehearse at:

Doopsgezinde Gemeente Rotterdam
Noordmolenwerf 1
3011 AK Rotterdam

With public transport:

  • Train: Rotterdam Centraal (10 min. walk)
  • Metro or tram: Stadhuis [tram 7/8: Pompenburg] (2 min. walk)

Open rehearsals

Dear student, employee,


Do you play the flute, oboe, horn, trumpet or string instrument, are you between the age of 17 and 35 and would you like to play in a symphony orchestra? Then the Rotterdam Student Orchestra is looking for you! Our first open rehearsals in the new college year are Monday 14th and 21st of September.


Would you like to come to one or both of the rehearsals, or do you have any questions, please send an email to And if you know any students or young professionals who might be interested, don’t hesitate to invite them!


Each year we give several concerts on great locations. For example, we play every Mothers Day in the Great Hall of de Doelen. In addition, we organize amusing rehearsal weekends and other fun activities like a soccer match with other orchestras or a movie night.


The RSO rehearses every Monday from 19.00 to 21.30 under the direction of Coen Huisman in the Erasmiaans Gymnasium, Wytemaweg 25, opposite the Erasmus Medical Center – Sophia Children Hospital. Afterwards, we have a social drink with anyone who wants to in our favorite bar: the Westerpaviljoen. Let’s hit the music!


Kind regards,

The Rotterdam Student Orchestra