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Newsletter September 2017


ancient Greek potteryReaders, listeners,

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”

Plato (Greek philosopher and writer, approx 427–347 BC)



Unfortunately there will be no new competition this month.

The results of the last competition will be published in the next newsletter.


Early Music Festival

Traditionally the Early Music Festival kicks off the new cultural season in Utrecht, and the Concertzender will be present to record concerts in 2017 as usual.

This year the Festival's theme is the 500th anniversary of Luther's theses on the Indulgences and the beginning of the Reformation. Music from the 15th and 16th century is at the centre.Festival Oude Muziek 2017

The Concertzender will record at least 30 concerts including Huelgas Ensemble conducted by Paul van Nevel, Dutch
Bach Society
, Vox Luminis, Graindelavoix and Capella de la Torre.

Early Music Market

On top of that we will be present at our Concertzender stand at the Early Music Market in TivoliVredenburg from Friday 1 September through Sunday 3 September. New Friends can win a surprise so visit us, meet our volunteers and become a sponsor! We need your support.


Gaudeamus Music Week Festival: Giveaway!

This year the Gaudeamus Music Week takes place from 6 September through 10 September in Utrecht. A week of overwhelming minimal music, wringing soundscapes, experimental electronics, post-pop and electro-acoustic crossovers by young music pioneers. The Concertzender will be right there!Gaudeamus 2017

A random pick from the concerts we will be recording: Composer on stage with Shalygin's Lacrimosa, Kluster5, Ensemble Modelo62, VanDryver and Slagwerk Den Haag at Gaudeamus Saturday Night and Antheil's Ballet Mécanique performed by Insomnio.

A special project during this year's Gaudeamus is Close Call by Arthur Wagenaar. During the concert the composer lets the audience play an active role in the performance of his piece. Change your phone into a new musical instrument by downloading the accompanying CLOSE CALL LIVE app and play along with a ten-person band with three drummers. But mind you! Do you play your phone - or does your phone play you?

With this piece, Wagenaar wants to draw attention to the impact smart phones have on society. The smart phone is everywhere, Facebook had a major influence on the American elections, Mark Zuckerberg wants to be the next president, Apple knows everything about you and Google is the new God. More than ever we have become one with our phone. What does that do to us? Close Call

We are giving away free tickets!

The Concertzender will give away 2 sets of 2 free tickets for this unique experience. Do you want to be there? Send an e-mail to publiciteit@concertzender.nl stating 'Close Call' before 5 September. Do not forget to download the CLOSE CALL LIVE app via Google Play or App Store!


On 5 June 2017 Arthur Wagenaar was interviewed by youthful participants of our RadioLab during the musical Cultural Sunday in Utrecht. You can listen to the broadcast via this link.


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The next newsletter from the Concertzender will appear in October.

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  • a guided tour of the studio and a chance to meet the programme makers
  • a CD from the Concertzender featuring Young Dutch Performers
  • 2 tickets for our annual concert and presentation

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