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Live! at the Concertgebouw

October 2007 marked the beginning of a new era for Radio Netherlands' classical music concert series Live! at the Concertgebouw.  After more than 22 years of radio broadcasts, Live! at the Concertgebouw expanded to year-round programming with 52, two-hour weekly episodes.  Hans Haffmans continues to host this weekly program and since 2007, he has been joined on the air by a select group of musicians and radio personalities.  These co-hosts have their roots in the US and in the Netherlands-and together with Hans will discuss performances, interview artists and reflect on Holland's exciting and diverse classical music world.

Each program has an individual theme, adding enrichment and surprise to the week's concert.  Interviews with artists and commentators are interwoven with the performances, giving audiences a richer and more informative Live! at the Concertgebouw series.

What remains the same in Live! at the Concertgebouw are the phenomenal performances recorded at Amsterdam's concert hall known round the world for its exceptional acoustics.  The 2011-12 series includes performances by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.  The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra based in Amsterdam has been voted the best in the world by Gramophone music magazine.

Radio Netherlands Worldwide produces and distributes Live! at the Concertgebouw around the world, at no charge to partner radio stations.  For details on broadcasting Live! at the Concertgebouw, please contact our North American marketing partner - The WFMT Radio Network's Tony Macaluso at (773) 279-2114, email: or Carol Martinez at (773) 279-2112, email:

Live! at the Concertgebouw may be repeated twice (2 times) within each release week, per the listings.

For additional information about Live! at the Concertgebouw and all RNW programming, including a Spanish-hosted version of the Concertgebouw series - please contact Noah Waxman from Radio Netherlands Worldwide at (212) 865 0885, e-mail,

Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) is a multilingual multimedia broadcasting company based in the Netherlands.  The radio and televisions broadcasts and web sites are a source of information for an international audience.  RNW broadcasts via short wave radio, satellite, the Internet and podcasting, and through partnerships with local radio stations worldwide.

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