Mid-Sized Ensembles Sector Meet Up

Things ain't what they used to be! How to deal?

Koen Maes. Photo by Stefaan Van Damme
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 20 Meet Up
  • date:25 May 2020
  • time:11:45 - 12:30
  • city/area:CET time zone
  • venue:Online event
  • country:Germany
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Coordinated by Koen Maes (Belgium), general manager, Brussels Jazz Orchestra

Today, Duke Ellington's composition "Things ain't what they used to be" is more relevant than ever. Covid-19 changed our reality drastically. Everything indicates it will accompany us for a long, long time.
Big institutions like symphony orchestras and opera houses are carefully launching their Covid-19 proof projects and updated strategies.

The situation for small & mid-sized ensembles is totally different from theirs: different funding, most work with freelance musicians and have no infrastructure of their own.

This Meet Up focuses on two topics:
- how to stay connected with audiences while not performing on stage?
- financial strategies to survive.

This Meet Up can only be successful with openness and the sharing of ideas, needed today more than ever.