Presenter and music journalist Louis Gauthier takes his radio
programme The Soundcafé to New York. The Soundcafé
show about classical music in a modern setting and gives both
established musicians and young talent an opportunity to perform. This
is the first time that this Dutch radio programme has worked together
with programme makers in the US.
It is even more special because
The Soundcafé is an independant initiative that is made by and for young people. In New York The Soundcafé
has been given the opportunity to present Dutch musicians who have
already established a name in the US such
as ocomposer Louis
Andriessen, violinist Tosca Opdam, composer RubenNaeff and opera director
Gauthier: “It is fantastic to be
able to make a programme in The Netherland Club,
one of the oldest clubs in the city and just around the corner from the
Radio City Music Hall. We also have the opportunity to work
together WQXR, the biggest classical music radio station
in New York.”The Soundcafé will recorded on 12 October
and attending the recording is free of charge. The show will be
broadcast by WQXR and the Concertzender at a later date and will also
be available as a podcast.
This project has been made possible by a Cultural Grant from the Netherland America Foundation.