• 27 - 30 SEPT 2021

Get together, brainstorm, discuss, develop and find new members. Classical:NEXT provides professional networks from all across the globe with a platform for their meetings. More listings will be added here as meetings are confirmed

Presentations can be booked by any delegate wishing to introduce a particular topic to the Classical:NEXT audience.

To book either of these formats, please send an email to conference@classicalnext.com.

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 11:00 – 11:45 | Conference Room 3

The Orchestra Network Meeting
The Modern Orchestra: Reach, Relevance and Reinvention

Coordinated by Mark Pemberton (UK), Association of British Orchestras
With speakers Katherine Carleton (Canada), Orchestras Canada
and Anselm Rose (Germany), Deutscher Orchestertag GmbH

Orchestras today are under ever-greater scrutiny over their relevance to contemporary society. What role can we play both as individual orchestras and through our associations to celebrate and expand our reach to all parts of society, and support our case for continued public investment?

Friday, 27 May 2016 | 11:00 – 11:45 | Conference Room 3

Are Music Recordings Still Relevant? Network Meeting with BureauExport, FEVIS, NAPK
Decrease in revenues, difficulties in finding a label, digital distribution…

Coordinated by Marie Hedin (France), FEVIS

Music groups, as entrepreneurs, have to manage all aspects of their production process, their promotion, their funding...

The production of recordings has been a key element to artistic production, communication, and revenue making. Today, recording has become financially risky and time consuming for little return. The discussion is meant to show best practice, failures, or attempts to innovate on the matter

Friday, 27 May 2016 | 15:30 – 16:15 | Conference Room 3

Indie Classical Network Meeting
What we do differently, why it works and how we can do it better together

Coordinated by Brendan Jan Walsh (Belgium/The Netherlands), Classical Music Rave
Etienne Abelin (Switzerland), classYcal – new plays in classical music
Gabriel Prokofiev (UK), Nonclassical
and Thiago Cury (Brazil), ÁguaForte - Strange Music Festival.

Aurally, Indie Classical is classical blended and intermingled with rock, electronica, jazz and even global music. But it is also more than a sound or a genre - it's a mindset, an independent approach to music making and presenting.

This session serves as the kick-off for the formation of a formal network for all institutions and individuals interested in joining. It is also the formal kick-off for the Creative Europe supported project "C3⊂IC".

Friday, 27 May 2016 | 16:30 – 17:15 | Conference Room 3

IAMIC Network Meeting: Is Anybody Out There?
Audience development for the music of our time

Coordinated by Susanna Eastburn (UK/Belgium), IAMIC
With speakers John Davis (Australia), Australian Music Centre
Evonne Ferguson (Ireland), Contemporary Music Centre
Kostas Moschos (Greece), Institute for Research on Music & Acoustics
and Olga Smetanova (Slovakia), Melos-Ethos Festival

A session convened by IAMIC, the global network of national music centres, to share and discuss some practical examples and approaches to building and understanding audiences for adventurous music, followed by a drinks reception at the IAMIC stand.