• NEXT EDITION
  • 15-18 MAY 2019
  • ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS


Classical:NEXT Orientation for New Delegates

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 10:30 – 11:15 | Conference Room 1
The Classical:NEXT user's guide
Chaired by Jennifer Dautermann (US/Germany), Piranha Arts AG, with Fabienne Krause (Germany), Piranha Arts AG, Paul Bräuer (Germany), Piranha Arts AG

The New Popularity of Performing Composers

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 10:45 – 11:30 | Conference Room 2
The challenges of modern composition
Presented by Matthias Koch (Germany), Referat K


The Death of Music Journalism

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 11:00 – 11:45 | Conference Room 3
Professional Commentary on Music is Dying Out. Do We Care?
Chaired by Shirley Apthorp (South Africa/Germany), journalist




Increasing Value in the Digital Space

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 11:30 – 12:30 | Conference Room 1
Creating a fair and sustainable business case for the classical recording industry
Presented by Dirk Jan Vink (The Netherlands), primephonic With Veronica Neo (Singapore/The Netherlands), primephonic

Connecting People – Choral Music and More

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 11:45 – 12:30 | Conference Room 2
Translating Great Choral Projects to a Wider Field of Classical Music
Chaired by Neil Wallace (The Netherlands), de Doelen Concert Hall With Karmina Šilec (Slovenia), conductor, Carmina Slovenica Laurent Slaars (France), singer & musicologist


Neo Classical

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 12:00 – 12:45 | Conference Room 3
Bright new hope or load of kitchy crap?
Chaired by Mischa Kreiskott (Germany), NDR Kultur with Ralf Diemert (Germany), Selective Artists Justus Wille (Germany), Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette GmbH Christian Kellersmann (Germany), Edel: Kultur




Diversity in Classical Music

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 12:15 – 13:00 | Interactive Space
Time for Action
Chaired by Shirley Thompson (UK), British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA)

Creating the Plug & Play: The New Collectives

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 14:45 – 15:30 | Interactive Space
With Phoebe Green (Australia), violist, curator, researcher David Dramm (USA/The Netherlands), Dutch Composers Association Judd Greenstein (US), New Amsterdam Records

Marketing Multipliers

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 15:00 – 15:45 | Conference Room 1
Exploring channels for alternative engagement through audience and PR
Chaired by Andrew Goldstein (USA), Molina Visuals With Kathleen Alder (Germany), WildKat PR James Fleury (UK), Nouvague Jennifer Greer Holmes (Australia), Zephyr Quartet



Car Parks or Concert Halls?

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 15:15 – 16:00 | Conference Room 2
Where to Invest to Reach Our Future Audiences
Chaired by John McIlduff (UK/France), Dumbworld, with Natalia Klingbajl (Poland), NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic National Forum of Music

Streaming: Do or Die?

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 15:30 – 16:15 | Conference Room 3
Streaming Came of Age in 2016, Are Classical Labels Responding? Who Will?
Chaired by Chaz Jenkins (UK), FUMUBI, with Florian Drücke (Germany), Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V.


The Devil is in the Details

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 16:15 – 17:00 | Conference Room 2
How agents, publicists, and promoters can still help artists
Chaired by Frank J. Oteri (USA), New Music USA, with Sune Hjerrild (Denmark), Truelinked Classical Music, Stephen Lumsden (UK), Intermusica, Kaylie Melville (Australia), percussionist



Selam Opera!

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 16:30 – 17:15 | Conference Room 3
Transform public cultural institutions into places of intercultural opennes
Chaired by Oliver Brandt (Germany), Komische Oper Berlin

Not Your President?

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 17:00 – 17:45 | Conference Room 1
'Real' music theatre versus 'fake' news
Moderated by Neil Wallace (The Netherlands), De Doelen Concert Hall, with Guy Coolen (Belgium), Muziektheater Transparant/Operadagen Rotterdam, Laura Berman (USA/Switzerland), Theater Basel, Krystian Lada (Poland/Belgium), The Airport Society


Building the Exponential Orchestra

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 10:30 – 11:15 | Conference Room 1
A Debate on Empowering Musicians
Chaired by John Kieser (Canada/United States), New World Symphony, with David Bahanovich (USA/United Kingdom), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Zach Manzi (USA), New World Symphony, Sophie Lewis (UK) Sinfonia Cymru



The Slow Music Movement

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 10:45 – 11:30 | Conference Room 2
How the Slow Food Grassroots Movement May Light the Path for Music
Chaired by Andrew Balio (USA), Future Symphony Institute, with Spike Gjerde (USA), Woodberry Kitchen

No Sound Barriers

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 11:30 – 12:30 | Conference Room 1
A bold plan for making a relevant contribution to your field
Chaired by Afa Dworkin (Russia/USA), Sphinx Organization, with Chi-chi Nwanoku (UK), Chineke!

Future Makers

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 11:45 – 12:30 | Conference Room 2
International Talent Development: Musical Leaders for a World in Flux
Chaired by Genevieve Lacey (Papua New Guinea/Australia), Australian Music Centre, with Amy Rhodes (USA), Carnegie Hall, Martel Ollerenshaw (Australia/UK), Serious Ltd



Find Your Piece in the Digital World

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 14:30 – 15:30 | Interactive Space
How we can transform an industry dogged by preconceptions together
Presented by Sharri Morris (UK/The Netherlands), primephonic, with Simon M. Eder (Austria/The Netherlands), primephonic

When Orchestras Meet Technology

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 17:00 – 17:45 | Conference Room 1
How Newzik can optimise orchestras' productivity with digital
Presented by Aurelia Azoulay (France/Israel), Newzik

The Developing Role of Music Publishers Today

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 15:00 – 15:45 | Conference Room 1
Chaired by Matthew Swann (UK), City of London Sinfonia, with Aleksandra Markovic (The Netherlands), Donemus Publishing Serbia Silke Hilger (Germany), G. Ricordi Bühnen- und Musikverlag, Emma Kerr (UK), Boosey & Hawkes



Empowering the Classical Music Business with Technology

NEXT:Tech | Friday, 19 May 2017 | 15:15 – 16:15 | Conference Room 2
How we can transform an industry dogged by preconceptions together
Chaired by Katariina Nyberg (Belgium/Finland), ExClaM! Digital, with Gill Davies (UK), GDP Ltd, Janine Hanrahan (Australia), Australian Discovery Orchestra, Inkeri Borgman (Finland), Gigle Oy, Bas Grasmeyer (Germany),IDAGIO GmbH

The 21st Century Orchestra – Redefined and Relevant

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 15:45 – 16:30 | Interactive Space
Creative Connections with New Audiences and Communities
Chaired by Christopher Deacon (Canada), Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra, with Suzanne Hay (UK), BBC National Orchestra of Wales

From Trump to Brexit

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 16:00 – 16:45 | Conference Room 1
Classical Music in a Post-Truth World
Chaired by Cathy Graham (UK), British Council, with Mark Pemberton (UK), Association of British Orchestras, Diane Ragsdale (US/UK/The Netherlands), independent researcher, consultant, and teacher, Neil Wallace (The Netherlands), De Doelen Concert Hall



New Music, New Media and the Musician Entrepreneur

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 16:30 – 17:15 | Conference Room 2
Challenges and opportunities for content creators throughout the supply chain Chaired by Sean Hickey (USA), Naxos of America, Inc., with Vanessa Reed (UK), PRS for Music Foundation

Epic Fail

Friday, 19 May 2017 | 16:45 – 17:30 | Interactive Space
Learning from mistakes in music and marketing
Chaired by Andy Doe (UK), Proper Discord Ltd, with Jo Johnson (UK), London Symphony Orchestra


The World as a Stage, the Musician as a Social Actor

Saturday, 20 May 2017 | 10:15 – 11:00 | Conference Room 1
Limits and Actions of Musicians and its Institutions as Part of Social Change
Chaired by Anahi Ravagnani (Brazil), Brazilian Symphony Foundation, with Leonardo Martinelli (Brazil), São Paulo Opera House