Newsletter April '14
To all our readers,
Support the Concertzender and treat yourself to a unique evening full of wonderful music! We are organising a benefit festival on 6 May in the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam.
are able to present an exceptional programme: Liza Ferschtman playing
Concertzender has been broadcasting such music on the radio for the
The musicians are performing for free and this demonstrates the value that the Concertzender has for them. A ticket costs €35 and this will not only give you an great evening but you will also be supporting the Concertzender. You can read further on in this newsletter about how you can order your tickets.
And we wish you all an enjoyable Spring!
Sem de Jongh
This month you can win a CD with Gregorian music if you know the correct answer to our question.
The question last month was: In which city was the premiere of Sylvia Maessen's reconstruction of
the chamber music versions of Chopin's piano concertos and
The correct answer was: ‘Toronto, and the ensemble Tafelmusik.’
the composer Sylvia Maessen.
This month's question
To whom does Gregorian music owe its name and in which period was it made?
What can you win?The double CD ‘Imago Christi - Images of Christ in Gregorian Chants’, performed by the Schola Cantorum Karolus Magnus conducted by Stan Hollaardt [Brilliant Classics BC 93001].
Acoustic Roots with Karim Baggili
an extra broadcast ‘Acoustic Roots’ on Friday 4 April from 21:00 to
Karim Baggili is of
Jordanian-Yugoslavian descent and was born in Brussels in
Movingly beautiful melodiesHe has developed an entirely personal style of composing and playing, in which he switches between flamenco and Arabic music. These beautiful melodies are typical of Baggili, for instance the song ‘Lua’, which he will play at
the start of the programme.
CD of the month: Booker Little: Quartet, quintet & sextet complete recordings.
This month's CD was chosen by Bert Broere, a programme maker in our Jazz department. He has the following to say about it: “Recently a new double CD was released on the American Classics label with music by the trumpetist Booker Little (1938 – 1961) who died at a very early age.”“Little started playing when he was 12 years
old and made his debut with the band of tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin while he was still studying at the conservatory. By the end of 1950s he was in the group of the drummer
Max Roach and then worked as a freelancer
in New York. He was much in demand as a session musician and seemed to be set to become the only true successor to the
legendary trumpetist Clifford Brown. You
can hear this in his contributions to the monumental records made by the multi-
instrumentalist Eric Dolphy and the saxophonist John Coltrane. He released only four records under his own name, each one on a different label. These four records are now brought together on this release. This is a worthy tribute to the trumpetist who tragically died from a kidney disease at the age of 23.”
Concertzender Benefit Festival in the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam
Tuesday 6 May the Concertzender will organize a benefit festival in the
Amstelkerk in Amsterdam. Liza Ferschtnan, Ragazze Quartet, Yuri Honing,
For over 30 years the Concertzender has been broadcasting music of the highest quality, from classical music to jazz and from experimental electronic music to world music.
Now however our future is threatened because two sponsors have withdrawn
Many artists support the Concertzender and have promised their cooperation. A number of these artists have agreed to play during the Benefit festival in the Amstelkerk on 6 May.
Concertzender Benefit Festival
Tuesday May 6th 2014, from 20.00, venue
Café Zimmermann with Arno Bornkamp
The first broadcast of ‘Café Zimmermann’ is on Wednesday 23
In a live performance in a relaxed café setting Bornkamp played excerpts
if you were there during the recording. ‘Café Zimmermann’ will be broadcast twice in the timeslot usually reserved for ‘Bach Ad Infinitum' and also one more time on the Sunday moring between these broadcasts.
Oene van Geel in Acoustic Roots
Violinist and composer Oene van Geel is our guest in Acoustic Roots on Friday 18 April 2014.
Oene van Geel is an adventurous musician. “I operate across a broad
Improvising guest soloist
Oene van Geel is a member of several groups including Zapp 4, Estafest, The Nordanians and
The next newsletter from the Concertzender will appear in May.
In the meantime, go to » our website for the latest news.
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