Newsletter April 2018
“Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”
Leonard Bernstein (American composer, conductor, author and pianist, 1918 – 1990)
This month you can win a cd of the Estro poetico-armonico by Benedetto Marcello performed by Caroline Pelon, Mélodie Ruvio and ensemble L'Amoroso led by Guido Balestracci.
In March we asked for the name of the famous head of state who wrote the text of the number To the Moon. His name: Josef Stalin.
The winner is: Willem Alpherts. Congratulations, the cd is on its way!
Genius Musical Friends
After the successful series about Hummel programme maker/presenter Thijs Bonger starts a new series on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 between 19.00 and 20.00 CET: Genius Musical Friends.
Even before they actually met Haydn was a shining model for the 24 year younger Mozart. Haydn was already famous and Mozart was just beginning his career. Following Haydn's example, Mozart wrote a symphony full of strong emotions, a symphony which became famous through the film ‘Amadeus’.
Haydn's equally passionate symphony which inspired Mozart is now never heard. Haydn's string quartets also made such an impression on Mozart that he himself wrote some. Programme maker/presenter Thijs Bonger sought out what Haydn and Mozart meant for each other. That has led to a new series of programmes.
Broadcast: Tuesday 3 April and subsequently every 1st Tuesday of the month at 19:00 CET on the Concertzender.
Rewire on the Concertzender and vice versa
From the 6th to the 8th of April the eighth edition of the adventurous music festival Rewire is taking place in Den Haag. The programme consists of about 100 concerts, talks and workshops with leading local and international artists. The Concertzender will also be there to make recordings.
The programme of Rewire 2018 consists of Dutch, European and world premieres, special collaboration projects and exhibitions. The concerts, artist-talks, lectures and workshops will be held in 12 locations in the centre of Den Haag: Elektriciteitsfabriek, Grote Kerk, Lutherse Kerk, Paard, Korzo, Koorenhuis, Het Nutshuis, The Grey Space, Zaal 3, West, West Museumkwartier and Het Magazijn.
Highlights op het festivalIrreversible Engtanglements, a free jazz-collective led by the American poet and noise-artist Camae Ayewa, also known as Moor Mother - further consisting of saxophonist Keir Neuringer, bass player Luke Stewart, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro and drummer Tcheser Holmes.
Panorama de Leeuw: Holland Festival #2
EEvery first Wednesday of the month Thea Derks follows the musical trail of Reinbert de Leeuw on the basis of her biography Reinbert de Leeuw, mens of melodie. In April she continues her survey of his work at the Holland Festival.
In the previous episode you could listen to music by various composers including Franz Schreker and Steve Reich. These were recordings of concerts from the Holland Festival, where Reinbert de Leeuw was a regular guest from the mid-60's. Not only as pianist and composer but also as conductor.
He was involved in 1966 with the famous multimedia spectacle Labyrint by Peter Schat and his own graphically notated Music for Piano II. In this the piano was played with flat hands and the elbows, so that mostly clusters of notes were heard.
Telemann in Concertzender Live
In Concertzender Live on Thursday 12th April you can hear two recordings from the Early Music Festival 2017 with music by Telemann. It's the concerts Telemann Solos: Fantasias for Flute by Rachel Brown and the Fabulous Fringeconcert with Suites by Telemann performed by The New Baroque Orchestra.
Telemann Solo's: Fantasias for Flute
The 12 Fantasias for flute by Georg Philipp Telemann are feats of finesse, variation, contrast and invention. Each Fantasia has its own key and its own atmosphere. An outstanding opportunity for the flute to present itself in different colours. The Brit Rachel Brown plays traverso.
Fabulous Fringeconcert: Suites by Telemann
The New Baroque Orchestra was fomed in 2015 by young musicians from the European Union Baroque Orchestra. The orchestra devotes itself to historic performance practices.
Vacancy: producer Carib Calling (voluntary position)
The Concertzender is looking for a producer for the programme Carib Calling. It's a voluntary position.
Carib Calling is a podium for music from the Caribbean region including Surinam and the Antilles, and also from Latin America and the United States of America. It is based on an idea from hostess Noraly Beyer, about ‘Special Guests’ who choose their own theme and music choices.
As producer you are primarily responsible for the organisation around the programmes. You arrange the necessary facilities and materials, contact the artists and presenter, draw up the instruction manual, etc. At the start of a production you determine whether the proposal is financially and organisationally feasible.
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