Utrecht Music

thu 25 dec 2014

Utrecht is full of music, that is one of the reasons that the Concertzender moved to the city. In December we will be broadcasting some of the many recordings that we have made in Utrecht during the last year.

(foto: Kris van Veen)


Utrecht Music programmes in December


‘Historical foundations of TivoliVredenburg’

A series by Mathieu Heinrichs, the ex-director of the Vredenburg, about the history of Utrecht Muziekstad.

The programme on 4 December looked at the breakthrough of Canto Ostinato.

The last programme is on Thursday 18 December 20.00-21.00: Episode 10: Utrecht and Early Music.




The Concertzender makes extensive use of the concert programme in TivoliVredenburg. The recordings made by the Concertzender included the first official concert by the young Dudok Quartet on 21 April 2014 in the new small hall (Hertz). The first official concert in the restored main hall was also recorded by the Concertzender. The concert by the Dudok quartet is broadcast on Wednesday 23 December at 19:00.



The Mall of Sound

The Mall of Sound festival took place in the shopping mall Hoog Catharijne on 28 June 2014. This second edition of the festival was much larger than the first edition and was organised in cooperation with Gaudeamus Muziekweek and Rasa. There were 10 stages located throught the mall and there was a lot of adventurous music to be heard. The Concertzender made recordings of a number of the performances. In Concertzender Live! on 22 and 24 December you can listen to the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Kamerkoor Venus, Big Hare, Maarten Vos & Kieran Klaassen, Koen Kaptijn & Bart de Vrees, Spinvis and Knalpot.



22 December 20.00-22.00


24 December 22.00-23.00 



Festival of Early Music

Coverage of the Festival of Early Music is a tradition at the Concertzender. This year (29 August – 7 September) was no exception and we recorded more than 30 concerts.
The first broadcast is on Sunday 14 December at 15:00 with the concert by Collegium Marianum and Ensemble Masques. The broadcasts will continue until next year's festival in September 2015.




The Gaudeamus Muziekweek took place from 10 – 14 September. As usual, the Concertzender also has coverage of this festival. We made 16 recordings in various locations during the festival in cooperation with the VPRO. We will be broadcasting complete recordings of some of these concerts in the coming months, as well as a number of programmes that each look at a number of different concerts.


Broadcasts in December:

11 December 16.00


29 December 20.00-22.00


Liszt Concours

The Liszt Concours took place between 27 October and 10 November and the Concertzender recorded all the performances in the quarter-finals and semi-finals. That means that the complete competition was recorded as the NPO also recorded the finals. We will broadcast a compilation from these recordings on 30 December at 19:00.



Acoustic Roots

This is one of our world-music programmes and is recorded in Utrecht in the Pieternel (in the Pieterskerk). The programme features guests that are interviewed and perform live. Our guests this year were:
21.11.2014    Eric Vaarzon Morel

17.10.2014    Göksel Yilmaz Ensemble

19.09.2014    Lirio

15.08.2014    Ad van Meurs en Ankie Keultjes

18.07.2014    Kirsty McGee

16.05.2014    No Blues

18.04.2014    Oene van Geel en de Nordanians

04.04.2014    Karim Baggili

21.03.2014    Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

21.02.2014    Linde Nijland

31.01.2014    Satyakam Mokhamsing

17.01.2014    Parne Gadje


On 19 December 21:00 there is a programme that looks back at the year.


De Musyck Kamer

De Musyck Kamer is a live programme about Early Music that started in 2014.

In August the programme featured an interview with Xavier van Damme the ex-director of the Festival of Early Music. Another programme in the series looked at Malgosia Fiebig, the Utrecht city carillonist.

On 29 December 18.00 we look back at these broadcasts.