Attracting the Young 4 – The Bucketlist Concerts

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

How to implement change within the orchestra?

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?

‘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

Peter Peters will lead the MCICM

The search procedure for the first professor to lead the Maastricht Center for the Innovation of Classical Music was succesful: Dr. Peter Peters will become the first personality to lead the institute as Distinguished University Professor for Innovation in Classical Music from september 1st, 2018 onwards.   My warmest congretulations to Peter. This is an excellent choice and … Continue reading Peter Peters will lead the MCICM

The Hamburg Conference about Leadership and Innovation

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

Who is the orchestra?

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?

Search procedure for the first professor for Innovation of Classical Music

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

World premiere Symphonic Cinema of Ravel`s Daphnis & Chloe

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