‘The Researching Orchestra’ at the Classical:NEXT 2018

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

Opportunity to try-out new formats at Classical:NEXT Rotterdam in 2018

The Classical:NEXT has build up a reputation in recent years to become one of the most important hot-spots in Europe to connect people worldwide who are looking for fresh ideas in classical music. For the 2018 edition the conference is now collecting ideas for their Orchestral Innovation Project. Interested parties - and especially orchestra musicians … Continue reading Opportunity to try-out new formats at Classical:NEXT Rotterdam in 2018

A change in mindset with Montreal’s collectif 9

Yesterday evening I attended a performance of Canada's collectif9 - The Classical String Band at the Classical:NEXT conference in Rotterdam. It is an interesting example of how classical music can have a very different appearance with just a few adjustments. Collectif9 was founded in 2011 and consists of nine string players. The 30min show I saw … Continue reading A change in mindset with Montreal’s collectif 9