This week I attended the 'Deutsche Orchesterkonferenz' in Halle an der Saale to discuss issues of quality and innovation. And once again I stumbled across the confusion we have in our sector when we talk about innovation and renewal. Reason enough to bring forward a suggestion: I think it's very useful to differentiate between two types … Continue reading Two types of innovation – a suggestion
The Classical:NEXT is awarding an innovation award every year. In 2018 the award shall be given to the most outstanding project with orchestras or large ensembles involved. A longlist has been published the other day: On that list are 28 projects that have been chosen by 23 experts from around the globe. Actually, the experts have named their … Continue reading Classical:NEXT’s innovation award 2018 with focus on orchestras
The Oranjewoud festival - a small festival, based in the North of the Netherlands, under the artistic leadership of Yoram Ish-Hurwitz - is currently preparing an edition that will focus on the impact of the digital era on the arts - and especially: classical music. The festival says: "Since the first edition in 2012, we have been … Continue reading Chronicle of a digital era
We reported earlier about Hannah Chan-Hartley's Visual Listening Guide. Hannah has now started her own business and offers to produce the guide also on demand. Here is a link to her website.
The German Association for Arts Management had invited to an international conference to discuss issues of Leadership and Innovation. The conference took place in Hamburg from January 17 to 19, 2018. The conference presented an international collection of speakers to present views and aspect on the subject from the scientific point of view. Along to … Continue reading The Hamburg Conference about Leadership and Innovation
The South Netherlands Philharmonic has just answered that question. It published the official orchestra foto for the year 2018 in which the musicians and the staff-members are standing side-by-side. This is a quite a step. The traditional definition of the symphony orchestra considers the musicians (plus sometimes the conductor) as the orchestra. The staf is … Continue reading Who is the orchestra?
I reported earlier about my initiative to found the Maastricht Center for the Innovation of Classical Music as a cooperation between the University of Maastricht, Hogeschool Zuyd and the South Netherlands Philharmonic. Today the search for the personality to become the first Professor on Innovation of Classical Music started. Here is the full profile of … Continue reading Search procedure for the first professor for Innovation of Classical Music
The announcement came as a surprise today as there are two orchestra's who received an award today by the Deutsche Orchester-Stiftung. Out of 33 applications an international jury of experts chaired by Peter Ruzicka awarded the main price to the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. But also the Staatsorchester Mainz received a special award for a specific project. … Continue reading Two orchestras receive award for Germany’s “most innovative orchestra of the year 2017”
An new production of Lucas van Woerkum's "Symphonic Cinema" - we reported earlier about this initiative - will be premiered in Maastricht & Eindhoven by the philharmonie zuidnederland at the end of september 2017. Ravel's music Daphnis and Chloe will be given a new layer. Watch a first trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=fbEzZBZDYig Whereas the original ballet … Continue reading World premiere Symphonic Cinema of Ravel`s Daphnis & Chloe
Are you aware what the Berlin based "Stegreif Orchester" - an improvising symphony orchestra - under the artistic direction of Juri de Marco is doing? "We do things a bit differently," the orchestra says " As such, our concerts feature new elements gained from what we leave out: Music stands → Eye contact Conductor → Our own … Continue reading Groove replaces the conductor