Global Orchestra Sector Meet Up

Going viral: will orchestras survive the Covid-19 emergency?

Mark Pemberton by Sabine Tilly
Katherine Carleton
Philippe Fanjas. Photo by AFO
Nathaly Ossa Alzate. Photo by lajardinerapro
Jesse Rosen. Photo by Chirs Lee
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 20 Meet Up
  • date:19 May 2020
  • time:14:30 - 15:15
  • city/area:CET time zone
  • venue:Online event
  • country:Germany
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Coordinated by Mark Pemberton (UK), director, Association of British Orchestras

with Katherine Carleton (Canada), executive director, Orchestras Canada;
Philippe Fanjas (France), director, French Association of Orchestras;
Nathaly Ossa Alzate (Spain), coordinator, Asociación Española de Orquestas Sinfónicas;
Jesse Rosen (US), president and CEO, League of American Orchestras;

Across the world, orchestral music is shut down, for many months to come. Hear from some of our national association leaders about how orchestras in their countries are coping with lockdown, and what the long term prognosis is for the survival of the orchestral sector, before opening up for a global conversation to include voices from Asia and Latin America.

Will orchestras be back in concert halls any time soon, or will social distancing destroy our fragile business model? Will audiences feel confident about coming back to our halls, or will we see an inevitable shift to digital?

These questions and more will be up for discussion as we debate what this all means for our global network of orchestras.

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