This is actually one of the most inspiring books on the development of classical music practice in the 21st century. Unfortunately it is only available in Dutch. The brain behind the book is Micha Hamel, one of the multi-talented, brilliant brains of the Netherlands. Hamel is a classical trained composer and conductor, highly rewarded poet, theater maker and since 2015 … Continue reading Hamel: Speelruimte voor Klassieke Muziek in de 21e Eeeuw
The classical symphony orchestra is facing a fast changing environment. In order to survive it needs to adjust. Stefan Rosu's presentation describes how it can do so without losing its basic values. It gives an insight into how musicians and staff can act in that situation. The example used is that of the South Netherlands … Continue reading The Orchestra in Transition – A Pecha Kucha Presentation
This text was written for the newsletter of the London based International Artist Managers' Association (IAMA) in summer 2015. It explains in a nutshell why innovation of the orchestral sector is necessary. It shows that traditional models of an orchestra will not help to solve the issues that trouble many orchestras today. It tries to … Continue reading Rosu: How to survive?
This article written in 2015 explains how a proper strategy can help to develop an orchestra by using the example of the South Netherlands Philharmonic. It is a best practice example of a development based on strategic thinking in the first two years of the orchestra’s existence since the merger in 2013 until mid 2015. … Continue reading Rosu: Orchestra development by strategy – A best practice example from the Netherlands
Orchestral institutions are confronted with a fast changing environment. This article describes, how orchestras can react and how they can survive without giving away the central qualities of their culture. It shows developments by using the example of two very different European orchestras: Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (Germany) and The South Netherlands Philharmonic, based … Continue reading Rosu & Zaman: How classical orchestras in Europe adapt to a changing environment
In German! Das Buch befasst sich mit der Frage, welchen Weg ein Berufsorchester beschreiten kann, um seine Existenz auch in Zukunft sicherzustellen. Die Ausgangsthese lautet dabei, dass eine bewahrende Herangehensweise für einen beträchtlichen Teil der Berufsorchester nicht ausreichen wird, um den Herausforderungen der Zukunft zu begegnen. In acht Kapiteln werden die wesentlichen Elemente und Ansätze vorgestellt, … Continue reading Rosu: Zukunftsstrategien für Orchester