2014-02-04 Long Live Classical Music - 2014 Programme

 

Dear classical music lovers,

Classical music has been in the news lately, with some corners of the mainstream media discussing the death of the genre and calling for a renewal.

Well, we've conjured up a bulletproof counter-argument to the debate in the form of the first programme details for our 2014 edition of Classical:NEXT, with live showcases capturing the bridge between tradition and modernity, and the first round of conference sessions addressing future-oriented topics, proving, among other things, that this called for „renewal“ is alive and well at Classical:NEXT.

Sincerely,
Your Classical:NEXT team

 

A FRESH WIND THROUGH THE CONCERT HALL - LIVE SHOWCASES 2014

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The jury-selected live showcases of the third edition of Classical:NEXT hail from all corners of the globe, presenting a 360° view of future directions in classical music. A huge thanks to our Jury who worked tirelessly to curate a layered offering that encompasses everything from recorder ensembles and string quartets to contemporary Brazilian music and Icelandic folk tunes. The picture shows Plenum ensemble (Photo by Maria Frodl).

 

The 2014 Live Showcases are (in alphabetical order):

  • Daniel Murray (Brazil)
  • Hiroaki Takenouchi (Japan)
  • Joan Martí-Frasquier (Spain)
  • Kristallkvartetten (Sweden)
  • Matthias Jakisic “Jig” (Austria)
  • Plenum + Katharina Ernst (Slovenia/Germany/Mexico/Austria)
  • Powerplant (UK)
  • Vox de Stras' (France)

More information on the showcase artists

 

 

From Brazil to Korea - FIRST 2014 CONFERENCE SESSIONS ANNOUNCED

moon-seon_park_540Introducing the Korean scene at Classical:NEXT: Moon-Seon Park (photo: DK LIM.)

While half of New York (Slate, New Yorker, Observer, New York Times) seems caught up in debates on the life or death of classical music and calls for renewal, the Classical:NEXT community is already hard at work rejuvenating the genre. Nowhere is this more tangible than in the 2014 conference programme which tackles a broad range of forward-thinking issues and puts the spotlight on the musical scenes of Brazil and South Korea, drawing away from back-and-forth discussions and placing an emphasis on the kinds of realisable strategies and know-how that classical music professionals need. Or, as conference speaker Brendan Walsh puts it: “Classical music is dead. Long live classical music!”

Overview and details of the first ten conference sessions

 

 

 

 

AVANT PREMIERE 2014 MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN: MEET US THERE!

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This week, we'll be staying put in our hometown of Berlin as we attend Avant Première 2014 Music and Media Market, organised by our friends of the IMZ International Music + Media Centre in Austria. Get in touch and write us to media@classicalnext.com if you would like to meet us there.

Avant Première 2014 Music + Media Market Berlin is a trade fair and a
networking event to connect decision makers and market players of the international cultural film business, organised by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre. It features state-of-the-art performing arts films, projects, products and innovations as well as companies, while a carefully composed programme tops off this exceptional event. The core elements are the 'Avant Première Screenings', presenting around 500 music and dance productions for TV and cinema produced not before 2013.

The event programme is rounded off by a diverse agenda: panels and a lecture discussing current topics of the industry, the 'IMZ Film Series + Special Screenings' - a curated composition of 2013's highlights in performing arts films at the Berlin Philharmonie, a grand opening party at 'ARTE Lounge' / Radialsystem V, 'Special Presentations' introducing innovations in the film business and the screening of the utterly restored version of the silent movie classic 'Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari' at the Berlin Philharmonie. Event facilities also include a Booth Area and a central Networking Lounge. Individual Presentation Rooms are available for separate meetings and presentations.

Avant Première brings stars to the scene like counter-tenor Bejun Mehta, composer Max Richter and, in cooperation with ARTE Lounge, features soprano singer Diana Damrau, pianist Alexandre Tharaud, La Brass Banda or DJs of Jazzanova.

www.avantpremiere.at

 

Kind regards,

Your Classical:NEXT team