Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll - Overture and Bacchanale from "Tannhäuser". Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra. Andris Nelsons conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. One of Amsterdam's immutable traditions is the Christmas matinee concert (Kerstmatinee) given by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. This most popular event is held every year on the 25th of December at the Concertgebouw, the concert hall after which the orchestra is named. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, founded in 1888, is widely regarded as the one of the leading orchestras in the world.