How can we make classical music - and especially symphonic music -more attractive for contemporary audiences? The classical symphony orchestra seems to be old-fashioned and worn out at the beginning of the 21st century. And although many young people actually like classical music and listen to it with pleasure - f.e.in films and games - they are … Continue reading Why I started this blog
The program for the first symposium of the Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music has been announced. It looks fascinating and offers of mix of interesting speakers, panels and - an orchestral rehearsal with a unique proposal. Two intense days are planned for March 29 and 30, 2019. There is a maximum of … Continue reading Program first symposium MCICM announced
My article just published by the internet journal http://www.artsmanagement.net gives an insight about the connection between the establishment of the Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) and the proces of change at the philharmonie zuidnederland. Read it here.
The researchers of the MCICM: from left to right: Prof. Peter Peters (NL), Veerle Spronck (NL, Ties van der Werff (NL) Imgoen Eve (AUS), Denise Petzold (D) Karoly Galindo Molina (MEX), Neil Smith (UK) The Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) invites all interested parties to attend the first public symposium titled … Continue reading COMING UP: First symposium MCICM – Rehearsing Orchestral Innovation.
The Orchester des Nordharzer Städtebundtheaters Halberstadt won the price for Germany's most innovative orchestra of the year 2018. According to the jury this price was awarded for the orchestra's 'Komponistenwerkstatt' (composers workshop), a project in which schoolboys and -girls of a very young age are given the opportunity to rehearse and perform their work in concerts. … Continue reading Unknown orchestras win Germany’s innovation award 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7al4DXT_NI Imagine that you are sitting in a concert-hall enjoying one of your favorite piano-concertos. The sound is great. Only the view could be better: Pity that I can't see the pianist's hands and his face, the conductor and the concert-master. A new app developed in Poland offers now a solution. The concertgoer can look … Continue reading The ONSTAGE app brings you closer to the stage
Those of you who read my blog on a regular base know that I consider the re-connection with a young audience key to establish new relevance for symphonic music. Pieces of Tomorrow is a concert-format that has achieved exactly that. Reason enough to report about it. Pieces of Tomorrow started about four years ago. The Netherlands Radio … Continue reading Pieces of Tomorrow – The successful new format
For those of you who read German the 'Handbuch Kulturmanagement' edited by Christian Loock, Gereon Röckrath and Oliver Scheyt is available via a new platform. I wrote two articles for this compendium: Strategieentwicklung für Berufsorchester - Die kritischen Punkte im Prozess Innovative Produktentwicklung im Berufsorchester - Wie das Ausschöpfen aller Kernkompetenzen zur verbesserten Kundenorientierung beiträgt-Wie das … Continue reading Handbuch Kulturmanagement
This is a vital question. And there is no meeting or conference without someone posing that question to me: How to implement change within the orchestra? From my perception there are two crucial ingredients to achieve change: (1) the orchestra's leadership has to be an active part of and encourage a change-process. (2) The process has … Continue reading How to implement change within the orchestra?
Together with Veerle Spronck and Prof. Peter Peters, I presented first results of the academic research of the MCICM and future projects of the Institute at the Classical:NEXT in Rotterdam today. Most importantly Peter asked the audience present to share their experiences and knowledge with the institute. The MCICM welcomes to receive information about all … Continue reading MCICM’s new leader asks to share experiences and knowledge
Under the titel "The Researching Orchestra" I will chair a session at the Classical:NEXT conference on May 17, 2018 in Rotterdam. I will talk about the steps the South Netherlands Philharmonic has taken to prepare for renewal and innovation. It is also the first opportunity to meet Prof. Peter Peters, the first professor for Innovation … Continue reading ‘The Researching Orchestra’ at the Classical:NEXT 2018