Hamel: Speelruimte voor Klassieke Muziek in de 21e Eeeuw

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 Orchestra in Transition – A Pecha Kucha Presentation

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

Rosu: Orchestra development by strategy – A best practice example from the Netherlands

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

Rosu & Zaman: How classical orchestras in Europe adapt to a changing environment

  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

Rosu: Zukunftsstrategien für Orchester

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