Conference Sessions 2017

You can browse the list of currently-announced Classical:NEXT 2017 conference sessions below. More details and sessions will be announced soon.

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The 21st Century Orchestra – Redefined and Relevant
Creative Connections with New Audiences and Communities

Chaired by Christopher Deacon (Canada), Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra
With Suzanne Hay (UK), BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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Building the Exponential Orchestra
A Debate on Empowering Musicians

Chaired by John Kieser (Canada/United States), New World Symphony
With David Bahanovich (USA/United Kingdom), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Zach Manzi (USA), New World Symphony
Sophie Lewis (UK) Sinfonia Cymru

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Car Parks or Concert Halls?
Where to Invest to Reach Our Future Audiences

Chaired by John McIlduff (UK/France), Dumbworld
With Natalia Klingbajl (Poland), NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic National Forum of Music

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Connecting People – Choral Music and More
Translating Great Choral Projects to a Wider Field of Classical Music

Chaired by Robert Göstl (Germany), Tenso Network Europe

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Creating the Plug & Play: The New Collectives
Artist-Driven Initiatives: Innovation Goes Collectief

With Phoebe Green (Australia), violist, curator, researcher
and David Dramm (USA/The Netherlands), Dutch Composers Association

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The Death of Music Journalism
Professional Commentary on Music is Dying Out. Do We Care?

Chaired by Shirley Apthorp (South Africa/Germany), journalist

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Diversity in Classical Music
Time for Action

Chaired by Shirley Thompson (UK), British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA)

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From Trump to Brexit
Classical Music in a Post-Truth World

Chaired by Cathy Graham (UK), British Council
With Mark Pemberton (UK), Association of British Orchestras

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Future Makers
International Talent Development: Musical Leaders for a World in Flux

Chaired by Genevieve Lacey (Papua New Guinea/Australia), Australian Music Centre
With Amy Rhodes (USA), Carnegie Hall
Martel Ollerenshaw (Australia/UK), Serious Ltd

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Marketing Multipliers
Exploring channels for alternative engagement through audience and PR

Chaired by Andrew Goldstein (USA), Molina Visuals
With Kathleen Alder (Germany), WildKat PR
James Fleury (UK), Nouvague
Jennifer Greer Holmes (Australia), Zephyr Quartet

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The Role of Music Publishers Today
Chaired by Aleksandra Markovic (Serbia/the Netherlands), Donemus Publishing
With Silke Hilger (Germany), G. Ricordi Bühnen- und Musikverlag
Emma Kerr (UK), Boosey & Hawkes

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Selam Opera!
Public Cultural Institutions as Places of Intercultural Openness

Chaired by Oliver Brandt (Germany), Komische Oper Berlin

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The Slow Music Movement
How the Slow Food Grassroots Movement May Light the Path for Music

Chaired by Andrew Balio (USA), Future Symphony Institute
With Spike Gjerde (USA), Woodberry Kitchen

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Streaming: Do or Die?
Streaming Came of Age in 2016, Are Classical Labels Responding? Who Will?

Chaired by Chaz Jenkins (UK), FUMUBI
With Florian Drücke (Germany), Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V.

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The World as a Stage, the Musician as a Social Actor
Limits and Actions of Musicians and its Institutions as Part of Social Change

Chaired by Anahi Ravagnani (Brazil), Brazilian Symphony Foundation
With Leonardo Martinelli (Brazil), São Paulo Opera House