2015-02-06 First 2015 Programme Details
ROTTERDAM IN MAY:
- Live Showcases – Visuals, Interaction and Challenging the Genre
- Conference Session Will Address All Sectors of Classical Music
- Classical:NEXT Innovation Award – the Community Votes
- Discounted Registration to Operadagen & ISPA for Classical:NEXT
- Meet Us at Musicora, Paris, This Weekend
- Bureau Export to Give French Market Overview at Classical:NEXT
Dear classical music lovers,
Classical:NEXT is taking shape for 2015 with the first programme details for this year’s edition just confirmed, including the Live Showcases line-up and the first Conference sessions.
This year's opening keynote will feature Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Rotterdam Philharmonic) and an international key figure to be disclosed soon, taking place on Wednesday, 20 May while the closing event (on Sunday, 23 May) will see the presentation of the inaugural Classical:NEXT Innovation Award.
Read on for all details as well as where you can meet us out and about.
your Classical:NEXT Team
LIVE SHOWCASES - VISUALS, INTERACTION AND CHALLENGING THE GENRE
The Classical:NEXT Live Showcases are underpinned by a commitment to highlighting unorthodox approaches and new formats and this year’s collection of selected showcase artists are no exception.
Ranging from music composed live by audience involvement (Ensemble U:, Estonia) to visual art accompanying the piano (Marc Tritschler playing Bunita Marcus, USA/Germany) or a blend of solo performance and sound installation (Zefiro Torna, Belgium), the 2015 line-up encapsulates where classical music is heading. Contemporary compositions (Kaleidoscope String Quartet, Switzerland) and re-compositions (Uwaga!, Germany) will challenge the classical genre by crossing the borders to jazz or even Middle Eastern music (Rembrandt Frerichs Trio, The Netherlands).
The showcases will further reflect recent trends such as classical music in comedy (James Rhodes, UK) or special programmes for children (Cellostorm project, The Netherlands).
The Live Showcases:
Video Showcases and other short project presentation formats to be announced soon!
CONFERENCE SESSIONS WILL ADDRESS ALL SECTORS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC
The first batch of confirmed Conference sessions addresses many different issues of the classical world, first of all the study of today's audiences and the digital platforms to reach out to them. Pioneers of The Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Digital Concert Hall in Berlin, amongst others, will discuss the latest developments in the music streaming market where many pre-selected offers compete with (or complement?) the established streaming services.
Regional focuses on Brazil and Korea proved successful at last year's Classical:NEXT. This year sessions on France (see below) and the Middle East are already confirmed.
Curators and presenters will exchange on the topic of late night music programming or even highly-improvised programmes, another trend will be strategic management for orchestras ensembles and institutions and educational projects. Highly interactive sessions promise to map out the future of classical in the long term going as far as to look into completely different spheres "outside of music to enhance music" as Edgar Barroso, who will chair a session called "Music for cellists and astronaut", points out:
"Classical:NEXT is a unique opportunity to seek the spirit of collaboration, the exchange of ideas and the opening of possibilities."
The First Round of Conference Sessions:(More sessions to be announced soon)
Classical:NEXT INNOVATION AWARD - THE COMMUNITY VOTES
A completely new item on the Classical:NEXT schedule will be the "Innovation Award", designed to place the spotlight on forward-thinking activities happening around the world. A complementary initiative to the existing industry awards with the goal to raise awareness, the award looks to give international recognition to people pushing things forward with daring yet intelligent, effective and successful "out-of-the-box" thinking, planning and action.
The nominees have been selected by a committee of music journalists and bloggers from 14 countries from Brazil to China, who in their work focus on renewal and trends in classical music. The list of nominees will be announced soon and the winner will be determined in March via an online vote open to the entire Classical:NEXT community, i.e. the almost 2,000 delegates who have attended any of the first three editions from 2012 to 2014 and are linked via the online networking platform C:N NET.
DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION TO OPERADAGEN & ISPA CONFERENCE FOR Classical:NEXT DELEGATES
This year we have partnered with two key events taking place alongside and just after Classical:NEXT: Operadagen Rotterdam (from 22 – 31 May in Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and the International Society for the Performing Arts' mid-year congress (from 25 – 30 May in Malmö, Sweden).
As part of this collaboration,...
...Classical:NEXT delegates are eligible for an amazing 20 percent discount on both Operadagen Rotterdam tickets and the ISPA Congress registration.
Classical:NEXT 2015 attendees interested in going to either of these (or both) must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will then be forwarded to our partners at both events who will provide the special rate.
For further information on Operadagen Rotterdam, please visit:
For further information on the ISPA Congress, please visit:
ON THE ROAD: MEET US AT MUSICORA
Classical:NEXT general manager, Fabienne Krause, currently is in Paris, France for the Musicora conference, running from 06 – 08 February. She will meet Classical:NEXT friends and partners such as "bureau export" and the "France Festivals" network.
Are you interested in meeting up with Fabienne as well while she is there?
Get in touch via C:N NET:
or email to email@example.com
BUREAU EXPORT TO GIVE FRENCH MARKET OVERVIEW AT Classical:NEXT
France will be one of the regional focuses of this year's edition. As a highlight, the French cultural export organisation "bureau export" will give delegates insights into the French market and how to make it easier to invite French artists to perform.
The "All you want to know about the French market"-session will take place at Friday, 22 May, 13:00.
your Classical:NEXT Team