Marijke Ferguson celebrates 50 years of radio

wed 28 dec 2016
Theme: Early Music

On Thursday 29 December at 20.00 CET we are broadcasting our special 2 hour-long programme for music broadcaster and Early Music pioneer Marijke Ferguson that celebrates her 50 years in radio.

Marijke Ferguson recently celebrated her 90th birthday and has been making radio programmes for 50 of those years. For the first 27 years Marijke produced a weekly music programme for the NOS on Radio 4 and for the subsequent 23 years has produced the programme Radio Music Essay for the Concertzender. Marijke also led the Early Music ensemble Studio Laren from the 1960s to 2000 and played recorder and harp in this ensemble.


The programme includes a short radio-essay made by Marijke about 50 years of making radio programmes.  There are performances by her former colleagues from Studio Laren Barbara Borden, Jan Goorissen, Jos van der Lans and Anthony Heidweiller. There is also music from the recorder player Saskia Teunisse, the ensemble Amarilli’s Sunshine and Danibal. Finally her grandson, DJ Kid Sublime, had a surprise for her.

The programme was recorded by the Concertzender in the OBA (the public library in Amsterdam) on 11 December 2016.



  • Thursday 29 December 2016, 20.00 – 22.00 CET
  • Friday 6 January 2017, 15.00 – 17.00 CET


Click here for the programme guide with the full playlist.


The photo shows Marijke Ferguson and was taken during the recording by Co Broerse.