Classical:NEXT Opens in Rotterdam
The sixth edition of the world’s biggest classical music meeting, Classical:NEXT, is underway for 2017 at De Doelen, Rotterdam.
Four days of Expo, Conference and the new 'Seriously – Adventures in Music' Showcase Festival lie ahead for the expected 1,200 music professionals, from all over the world and all branches of the classical and contemporary music scenes.
The celebratory Classical:NEXT Opening featured the mainland European premiere of the UK’s Chineke! Orchestra, guest speakers Chineke's Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE and Afa S. Dworkin of Sphinx Foundation, and video presentations from conductor Marin Alsop and Ahmed Aboutaleb, the popular mayor of Rotterdam.
- article submitted by:Carly Graham, Piranha Arts