The Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) is organizing an online space to share and discuss ideas and challenges during times of corona. The first three Conversations are now available on the MCICM's website. The first conversation raised a key question in corona times: "How will symphony orchestra’s connect with online audiences?" … Continue reading How to connect with online audiences?
You know who it is, don't you? We see that young people today are looking for a ever wider variety of experiences. For inspiration they are searching for a range of offers from very different social and cultural contexts, unknown to earlier generations. One one condition: The experience has to be authentic. It must be … Continue reading Attracting the Young 4 – The Bucketlist Concerts
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.
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
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?
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
How do we describe the term 'quality' for the symphony orchestra? The South Netherlands Philharmonic took a first step to explore that issue. It seems to be easy to describe the quality of the orchestra performing a masterpiece. Perfect playing, inspiration, truth to the score etc. But what, if we want to describe the quality … Continue reading On doing being a stranger
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 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