Joan Martí-Frasquier at Classical:NEXT 2014, by Eric van Nieuwland Joan Martí-Frasquier at Classical:NEXT 2014, by Eric van Nieuwland

The Classical:NEXT programme is made up of several different elements. The first line-up for Classical:NEXT 2017 has now been released. Full line-ups of all programme elements will be announced in the coming months. To see details about each of the Classical:NEXT programme elements, simply click the relevant image links below:

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Classical:NEXT consists of three main sections – Showcases, a Conference and the Expo:

  • Showcases present artists and productions in a series of short live concerts – a unique opportunity to experience many performances in a minimum amount of time. To see the 2017 programme, see the Showcase overview.
  • The Conference section helps delegates keep up-to-date and oriented towards the future with its presentations, discussions, mentoring and networking formats. For a full list of currently-announced Classical:NEXT 2017 Conference sessions, see the Conference Overview.
  • The Expo functions as a trade fair for companies and institutions and offers meeting points for all delegates.


See the 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 schedules for programme details of our previous editions.