• WOMEX 20 Digital Edition
  • 26-29 MAY 2021
  • ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Showcase Festival

Classical:NEXT presents artists and ensembles from around the world that push the boundaries and extend the horizons of art music.

The Showcase Festival features a live concert series of artists and productions across different formats, providing a unique opportunity to experience a number of performances in a short amount of time.

The Festival is comprised of Daytime and Evening Showcases, Club Showcases and DJs with performances at the Opening Night and Innovation Award ceremony.

Not attending as a delegate? Tickets for the public Showcase Festival a.k.a. ROAM Festival will be available to purchase at the de Doelen box offices and online. Details will be released in the Spring of 2021.

All Showcases have been postponed and we look forward to welcoming them at De Doelen in Rotterdam in May 2021. But in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are opening our Call for Proposals, seeking specifically COVID-19-induced innovations. If you or someone you know has a project, topic, showcase and/or experience you think is worth sharing, then we want to hear from you! Apply now.

The deadline to apply is midnight (CEST) on Friday, 16 October 2020.

What is a Showcase?   Submit A Proposal  

The Classical:NEXT Showcases are selected by an international jury of experts to present a wide range of high-quality artists and productions in every category from early to contemporary, traditional to experimental. Soloists and small ensembles as well as large ensembles, opera productions or musical theatre projects can be presented through a showcase concert.

See all Daytime and Evening Showcases 2020 curated by this year's Classical:NEXT Jury.

These four late-night showcases offer the chance to see outstanding NEXT artists perform in Rotterdam clubs in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere, together with resident Classical:NEXT DJs. They will take place in WORM on Thursday and Friday night.

See our 2020 Club Showcases and DJs!

The Opening Artists perform at the Opening Ceremony of Classical:NEXT, kicking off with a gala that showcases the NEXT music of a specific country.

See all artists performing at the Opening.