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.
The Opening Ceremony of Classical:NEXT does not only signal the beginning of the global music meeting for another year, but it also brings this spirit directly to the stage, underlining its intercontinental and innovative perspective.
Classical:NEXT 2018 Opening: What the France?!
Classical:NEXT will open with an evening hosted by France in Rotterdam's de Doelen concert hall on 16 May 2018.
A coalition of French associations, networks and partners around the Bureau Export and Business France will increase their engagement offering connections and insights into the French art music scene(s). They will host the meeting's opening evening under the title 'What the France?!'.
The opening will display the strengths and the specificities of music 'made in France' with live performances of renowned French artists and talent as well as with video works, keynote talks and a proper French style for the networking part of the evening including food and drinks.
More information and specifics about the Opening's programme will follow early in 2018.
Confirmed partners are (more to be announced):
Organised by Le Bureau Export, the event is funded by, amongst others, SACEM, Mezzo TV and the French Embassy in the Netherlands. The Ambassador will be attending.