Opening

Tanya Tagaq at the 2015 Classical:NEXT opening ceremony, by Eric van Nieuwland

Tanya Tagaq at the 2015 Classical:NEXT opening ceremony, by Eric van Nieuwland

Both the intercontinental and innovative perspective of Classical:NEXT are underlined at the opening ceremony. Every year, Classical:NEXT kicks off with an opening gala that showcases the NEXT music of a specific country, as well as keynote speeches from some of the biggest names in classical and contemporary music. Past keynote speakers include Martin Hoffmann, Daniel Hope and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and galas have been curated by representatives of the Austrian, Luxembourgian and Canadian music scenes.

Details of the 2016 Classical:NEXT openining ceremony will be announced here nearer the event.

To see details of the 2015 opening ceremony, please see our website archive.