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Concertzender paaseiThe Concertzender in April: musical accompaniment for Easter and Spring

Spring has sprung, Easter is just around the corner and, as always, the Concertzender will be bringing you some beautiful and special musical experiences in April. For example, we dedicate two programs to the French baroque violinist David Plantier, who is giving a concert in Baarn on April 29.

There is also attention for Willem de Ridder, the co-founder of Paradiso, who passed away at the end of last year. On April 2 and 12, we will reflect on the work of this striking sound artist who is also being honoured by a major memorial festival in Paradiso on April 10.

We would also like to keep you informed about what is currently happening at the Concertzender. That is quite a lot! The co-creation process continues and we are also starting the preparations for our 40th anniversary in 2024. You can read more on the co-creation process at the bottom of this newsletter. Furthermore, work is being done to improve the findability of the Concertzender in Google and a promotion team is being set up to bring the Concertzender to the public's attention at concerts.




Tuesday April 11

Theme: Classical


Nicholas Charles Bochsa“That I should listen in order to play” - the eventful career of Nicholas Charles Bochsa

Our new program maker Nina den Hollander is now producing two episodes a month for the series An Early Evening Stroll, to be broadcast on Tuesday evenings at 19:00 CET.

This first broadcast by Nina is on April 11 and is about the harp and looks at the eventful and productive life of harpist and composer Nicholas Charles Bochsa (1789-1856)

Listen: An Early Evening Stroll, Tuesday April 11, 19:00 - 20:00 CET



Saturday April 22

Theme: Early Music

Genre: Baroque

Baroque violinist David Plantier

Roaming the Baroque on Saturday 22 April is dedicated to the French baroque violinist David Plantier. He has become an important figure in the world of Early Music together with his ensemble Les Plaisirs du Parnasse and with the Duo Tartini. Last year he could be heard at the Early Music Festival in Utrecht.

David PlantierDavid Plantier is being featured this month for a reason. On Saturday evening, April 29, he will give a concert with Les Plaisirs du Parnasse in the Pauluskerk in Baarn. This concert is at the invitation of Kees Koudstaal of the Art and Culture Baarn foundation. Kees is also responsible for this episode of Roaming the Baroque. During the concert, both French and Italian trio sonatas by composers such as Jean-Marie Leclair, Guiseppe Tartini and Antonio Vivaldi will be played. It is easy to hear where Leclair got his influence from: Italy!

This is reason enough to dedicate this episode of Roaming the Baroque to music played by David Plantier. We hear him in a French violin sonata by Jean-Marie Leclair, an Italian sonata by Giuseppe Tartini, and also German sonatas by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber and Johann Paul von Westhoff.

Listen: Roaming the Baroque, Saturday April 22, 11:00 - 12:00 CET. The broadcast will be repeated on Tuesday April 25, 10:00 - 11:00 CET.


Sunday April 2 and Wednesday April 12

Theme: Crosslinks


Willem de Ridder (1939 - 2022)

In April, the Concertzender will look back at the life of Willem de Ridder. De Ridder passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at the age of 83.

banner ParadisoOn Monday, April 10, a major event will take place in Paradiso in Amsterdam. 55 years ago, De Ridder was one of the co-founders of this pop temple. The curtain has fallen for Willem himself, and so his friends, family and Paradiso itself are organising a big farewell party.

In X-Rated on April 2, Bob Rusche and Hessel Veldman will reflect on the life of Willem de Ridder. During the programme you will hear more about the programming of the Endless Easter Parade, the name that has been given to the party in Paradiso.

Later in the month, in the programme Theme on Wednesday 12 April at 20:00 CET, we will reflect on the experimental radio plays that were a recurring feature throughout Willem de Ridder's life. Some radio plays that have only recently been found in De Ridder’s archive can be heard on the radio for the first time during the programme. Reason enough to listen!

But that is not everything by Willem de Ridder that can be heard on the Concertzender. This link leads to more examples of his amazing sound art.

Listen: X-Rated, Sunday April 2, 21:00 - 23:00 CET / Theme, Wednesday April 12, 20:00 - 22:00 CET


On demand

Theme: Jazz



Wayne ShorterWayne Shorter

Following the death of Wayne Shorter on March 2, the Concertzender devoted a great deal of attention to this jazz giant.

These contributions, like all our other programs, can of course be listened to 'on demand' via our website Concertzender.nl and our app. Some examples:

• On 11 March, Ineke Heijligers featured The Vocal Wayne Shorter in Vocal Jazz

• On 18 March Eric Ineke played music from the CDs Night Dreamer and Speak No Evil in his programme House of Hard Bop. With Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Elvin Jones.

• On 25 March, Tilmar Junius played compositions by Wayne Shorter in Jazz Piano

• And again on 25 March, Ken Vos played music from Shorter’s Weather Report period during The Art Of The Improvisors


Saturday April 29

Theme: Jazz


Thad Jones (March 28 1923 - August 20 1986)

Thad JonesMarch 28 was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thad Jones. Thad Jones is known as the trumpet player who had never had lessons but he was also an incredibly important musician in the history of jazz. In 1954 he became a member of the Count Basie Band. He often soloed, notably during April In Paris and Shiny Stockings, but even more important were his arrangements and compositions for the band!!

In 1963 he left Basie to become a freelance trumpeter and arranger and then in 1965 he founded the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra with drummer Mel Lewis. This band revolutionised the big band world and an important reason for this were the great compositions and arrangements by Thad Jones!! In the 1950s Thad Jones made several recordings with septets, on which he can be heard as a trumpet player, composer and arranger.

In the program Little Big Bands on Saturday 29 April 16:00 CET we won’t let this 100th birthday pass by unnoticed and we're going to give this great musician the attention he deserves! The programme features recordings from Mad Thad (1956), Motor City Scene Complete Recordings (1959), Opus the Swing (1959) and Opus The Blues (1959).

Listen: Little Big Bands, Saturday April 29, 16:00 - 17:00 CET.






The co-creation process is an activity in which our employees and program makers, together with our listeners, are looking at changes to the Concertzender so that it better meets the wishes and needs of both listeners and employees.

So far, we have had a number of very valuable working group meetings about the programming, including the possible expansion of the jazz and world music programming and about improvements to the website. Our designer has recently presented the first designs for the new website.

Of course we will keep you informed on any future changes and developments.



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