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Newsletter March 2017


Godfried BomansReaders, listeners,

“Love is the same as music: the dischords are worse if they are close to harmony. ”

Godfried Bomans (1913 – 1971)




This month you can win a CD-box with piano works by Simeon ten Holt. To do so you have to answer our prize question correctly.


The piano works on Solo Piano Music Vol. 1-5 are performed by Jeroen van Veen; the box contains no fewer than 5 CDs [Brilliant Classics 9434].

Previous competition

Last month's question was: In what year did W.A. Mozart publish the piano concertos KV 413, 414 & 415, and in which newspaper did he advertise that?. The answer was: 1783 and the Wiener Zeitung. The winner of the CD with these concertos, played by Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) and the Freiburger Barockorchester is: Eric Jager. Congratulations!

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RadioLAB liveRadioLAB on tour!

In March, our RadioLAB will be at a number of festivals and concerts in the Netherlands. On 4-5 March we will be at the (UN)heard festival in Korzo, in Den Haag. Children from 8 years old can learn how to make radio programmes, interview guests and listen to music.

There will be four workshops of 30 minutes during both days:RadioLAB logo

  • 11:00 - 11:30
  • 11:45 - 12:15
  • 12:30 - 13:00
  • 13:15 - 13:45

The RadioKast will also be at the family concerts in TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht on 12 and 19 March and on 26 March will be at the Kunstbende in thee Stadsschouwburg in Utrecht. Come along and play and sing!

Finally a couple of dates for your diary: on 17 June and 18 June we will be at the BosBes Festival in Almere.


Concertzender recordings: (UN)heard Music Festival Den HaagMatangi Quartet

The Concertzender will be making recordings on March 4 and 5 at a new festival for ‘unheard music’ that has been organised by the Matangi Quartet and Korzo Den Haag. The (UN)heard Music Festival is a multi-disciplinary classical music festival that features works that deserve more attention.

The first edition of this festival focusses on the music of the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. In addition to some of his well-known compositions, there are four pieces that will have their Dutch première. Silvestrov will be present during the festival and on Saturday evening their will be a ‘marathon’ performance of his works.

Tickets for the festival are available from the Korzo website.


International Women's Day at the Concertzender

The Concertzender regularly focusses on the work of female composers. For example, our weekly programme Radio Mona Lisa, which features female composers from Hildegard Von Bingen to Calliope Tsoupaki.demonstratie vrouwenkiesrecht

On International Women's Day, Wednesday 8 March, we will be doing something extra. You will be able to hear a lot of music composed by women throughout the day. Will the Concertzender sound any different from other days? It shouldn't do. Women composers are just as good as the men, right?

The list below includes all our special programmes for International Women's Day:

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Recordings during Rewire

The yearly festival for adventurous music Rewire in Den Haag is taking place at the end of this month, from Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April. Rewire presents a broad programme with the focus on contemporary electronic music, neoclassical music, new jazz, experimental pop, sound art and multi disciplinary cooperations. The Concertzender is proud to be their mediapartner this year.Rewire logo

A selection from the varied programme during the festival. On Friday the collaboration between Daniel Wohl, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag and the Matangi Quartet and a performance by Pete Harden & Ensemble Klang.

On Saturday the band Swans are playing, Daniel Lanois presents his instrumental soloshow, Jace Clayton plays his unique tribute to the deceased composer Julius Eastman and synthesizer pioneer Peter Zinovieff presents his collaboration with cellist Lucy Railton.

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Acoustic Roots: Neighbors

On Friday 10th March we're making another recording for Acoustic Roots in De Kargadoor in Utrecht. Our guests will be the project Neighbors alias Simone Bottasso & Reza Mirjalali. You're once more welcome to be present at this intimate concert!Neighbours

The Neighbors project is a meeting between the music of East and West, aiming at a better neighbourly relationship, by sharing and recognising common human and cultural values.

Simone & Reza say: “In these fragile times, we believe that only via music and art is it possible to resist the difficulties, prejudices and fears with which the media confront us every day.“

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Gonzo (Circus), the magazine for adventurous and uncompromising music!

Are you always searching for original and challenging music, art and film? Then Gonzo (Circus) is the magazine for you! Every two months we write about the music that you will not hear anywhere else ánd look at the art that you will not see anywhere else. And because the only way to truly appreciate the music is by listening to it, we also include a CD with a selection of the music profiled in the magazine. We don't hold your hand, we give you a shove in the right direction!

Interested? Click here and benefit from our special offer: a year's subscription for €24,95!

Gonzo Circus

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