• 27 - 30 SEPT 2021

The survival of a very special landscape

Session 21 | Network Meeting | Friday, 16 May 2014 | 15:00 - 15:45 | Conference Room 1

This session will explore the future of orchestras in Europe in light of public spending cuts. The discussion will cover areas including the possibility of increased touring and changing audience expectations of what an orchestra should be. Which orchestras are best prepared for the upcoming changes ­– private or state funded? Which funding structures are able to make orchestras flexible and safe at the same time? What expectations do young musicians have about their future in an orchestra? All these questions will be put to orchestra managers, musicians, promoters, festival leaders and other industry experts in an open discussion.

Co-ordinated by


Andreas Richter (Germany)

Arts consultant

Andreas Richter has worked for more than 18 years in leading positions in the orchestral world. He is the former general manager of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and has also worked as director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He specialises in developing strategies around artistic profile, fundraising and communications. (Photo: Sonja Werner)

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