German minister allocates 5,4 million Euro’s for orchestra innovation

UPDATE: Monika Grütters, Germany's federal minister of culture, has announced a substantial amount of money to help orchestras to innovate. A paper describing the support program has been published on the website of the ministry of culture. Major elements are: (1) Only orchestra's settled in Germany that receive regular public funding can apply. Orchestra's on … Continue reading German minister allocates 5,4 million Euro’s for orchestra innovation

A fresh format called i-classics in NL

The South Netherlands Philharmonic introduces a new concert format in march 2017: The orchestra promises a surprising and interdisciplinary journey through todays word of art and technology. The format shall attract a wide public that wants the extraordinary. i-classics Music & Theatre can be seen from March 22nd to 24th in Eindhoven, Maastricht and Tilburg/ The Netherlands. The … Continue reading A fresh format called i-classics in NL

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

Why I started this blog

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

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