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The Concertzender in September: Contemporary Music Festivals Utrecht

From September a new cultural season will start with several Utrecht Contemporary Music festivals. At the beginning of September the Gaudeamus festival is on our agenda and at the beginning of November the international Le Guess Who? festival kicks off.

GaudeamusA festival to keep in mind is the Gaudeamus festival. It takes place from 6 to 10 September at various locations in the city of Utrecht. You really need to experience this festival LIVE. The experience of new innovative sound art, in which visual art also plays an important role, is essential. The Concertzender will make several audio recordings during Gaudeamus 2023.

Although Le Guess Who? is not until November, the Concertzender will be doing a number of previews in September.

Furthermore, with the new program Ratatouille (every working day at 4:00 PM) we've taken the first step regarding the renewal of our programming. Website updates are also coming. The most important innovation will be a ‘My Concert Channel’ environment. In addition, the search function will be better integrated into the site, the top bar more striking and the player at the bottom of the screen clearer.


Wednesday September 13 and Sunday September 24

Theme: Contemporary Music | Crosslinks


Festival Le Guess Who? 2023

Le Guess Who?Le Guess Who? will take place from 9th to 12th November. On Wednesday 13 September there will be a preview in the Theme program with music by Josephine Foster, Richard Dawson, Stereolab, James Holden and Alessandro Cortini.

And in the programme X-Rated weekly on Sunday evenings from 9 p.m., programme maker Bob Rusche will also cover the festival. A first special will be on Sunday, September 24th.

For all information about Le Guess Who? Go to leguesswho.com

Listen: Theme on Wednesday, September 13th: Le Guess Who? 2023, 20:00 - 22:00 CET

Or listen to a recording by the Colombian band Romperayo recorded during the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht on November 12th, 2022 in Ekko.


Saturday September 16

Theme: Jazz


Co de KloetSaturday September 16th: Co Live! Edison special

On Saturday, September 16th, Co de Kloet will announce the winners of the Edisons Jazz & World in the “International” category.

Co's wellknown programme Co Live! can be listened to every Saturday evening at the Concertzender.

Listen: Co Live!, Saturday September 16th, 21:00 - 22:00 CET



Saturday September 23

Theme: Jazz


Blossom DearieSaturday, September 23rd: The Great American Songbook “Cabaret Jazz”

This time with songs by Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg and Blossom Dearie. Many songs of these three intertwined excellent American jazz pianists, who were also vocalists, lyricists and composers.

In America they're categorised as “Cabaret Jazz”; performances for often smaller groups of enthusiasts, who usually sit at tables with a drink and where you can also react and laugh, because the lyrics are often very witty. They also often performed together and sang and played each other's repertoire.

Dave Frishberg and Blossom Dearie co-wrote the song Long Daddy Green and Dave Frishberg and Bob Dorough (who co-wrote the famous jazz standard I'm Hip) even made an album together.

Listen: The Great American Songbook “Cabaret Jazz”, Saturday September 23rd, 16:00 - 17:00 CET.


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