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November 2016


William ShakespeareReaders, listeners,

This music crept by me upon the waters, allaying both their fury and my passion with its sweet air.

William Shakespeare, The Tempest





This month you can win a CD with the Italian Concertos by J.S. Bach if you know the correct answer to our question.

This month's prize is a CD with a recording of the Italian Concertos by J.S. Bach made by Matthias Havinga on the Martti Porthan organ(1998) in Kotka, Finland.J.S. Bach - Concertos

Previous competition

The winners last month were Christien Hidding, Igor de Ruiter and Judith Jansen. They all won tickets for a performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam
on 11 October.

This month's question

This month's question is: .....

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Vacancy: the Concertzender is looking for a Busines ManagerConcertzender logo

The Concertzender offers a podium for exceptional music and forms an essential
link between this music and a wider public.
The mission of the Concertzender is to
retain its existing position as the leading promotor of such music in the Netheralnds,
as radiostation, recording producer and platform for Dutch music archives.

The Concertzender is looking for a part-time Business manager (24 hours per week) who together with the current general/creative director can ensure that the Concertzender remains a success. The business manager will translate the vision and strategy of the Concertzender into market opportunities and seek the funding necessary to realise these opportunities.

Perhaps you are the person we are looking for, or maybe you know someone else who is?

Visit our website for more information about this challenging function. The closing date for applications is 28 November.


Acoustic Roots: Jonatan Alvarado live in the Kargadoor

On Wednesday 9th November we're making another radio recording in the Kargadoor in Utrecht. Our guest is singer and baroque guitarist Jonatan Alvarado.Jonatan Alvarado

Jonatan Alvarado is Argentinian. In the past
he's played in De Musyck Kamer, an Early
Music Concertzender programme. We were
very impressed by his singing and playing of
early Argentinian folk music and immediately thought that Jonatan should be in Acoustic
Roots. It's finally happened!

Early Music or World Music?

The genre World Music is the name of a broad musical landscape: folk music with its roots in diverse cultures and times. Sometimes the
roots are so deep and go so far back that musicologists have their doubts. Where is the boundary between Early Music and early folk music?

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The Soundcafé is home again

The Soundcafé returns to VondelCS in Amsterdam on 20 November after a successful show in New York City. This time with ‘our’ famous cellist Quirine Viersen who has found an opportunity in her diary to join our presenter Louis Gauthier.

Quirine Viersen updates us on her recent activities and her future plans. The young talent this month is the saxophonist and composer Peter Vigh. His composition En
we zoeken naar de waarheid
for the recent Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam was a
great success.

So come an join us during the recording on Sunday 20 November! Doors open at 15:30 and the show is recorded between 16:00 and 17:00. And it is free as well!

This recording of The Soundcafé will be broadcast on Thursday 1 December from
18:00 to 19:00 CET.

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Popart & competition: Robert-Jan Stips & Supersister #2

The first of our two Popart programmes about Robert-Jan Stips’ band Supersister was broadcast on 5 October. Part 2 follows on Wednesday
30 November.
Robert-Jan Stips

Programme maker Paul Lemmens talked to Robert-Jan Stips about music, Supersister
and a special concert that Stips gave last
year in Austerlitz. You can read more about
this interview in last month's newsletter.

To coincide with the broadcast of part 2 on Wednesday 30 November we are also giving
away a special release! Present to the Highest Pudding is a DVD and CD set with a recording
of the concert that Robert Jan Stips gave on 5
July 2015 in Austerlitz.

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Jazz on the Concertzender

We regularly have new programmes and programme makers on the Concertzender. We'd like to bring the following programmes from our
jazz editors to your attention this month.
Hans Dulfer

Front Runnin’: Hans Dulfer

After a break of 6 months Hans Dulfer is back
with his programme Front Runnin’. We're
delighted to present a new series full of
great music and tasty anecdotes. Every
Tuesday evening at 22:00 CET.

House of Hard Bop: Eric Ineke

Two months ago drummer Eric Ineke began
as programme maker with a monthly edition
of House of Hard Bop.

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volgende nieuwsbriefNext newsletter

The next newsletter from the Concertzender will appear in December.

In the meantime, go to » our website for the latest news.


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