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CLASSICAL NEXT 2015 ZUM ERSTEN MAL IN ROTTERDAM

Die Classical:NEXT hat sich als führende Musikmesse und Innovationslabor für innovative und kreative Musikschaffende und Produzenten entwickelt. Dieses Jahr findet sie zum vierten Mal insgesamt, und zum ersten Mal vom 21. bis 23. Mai 2015 im De Doelen Concert- & Congress Center in Rotterdam statt. 

Die Classical:NEXT sieht sich selbst als Zukunftslabor der klassischen Musik weltweit. Über 1.000 Musiker, Label und Produktionsfirmen sind vertreten. Die Keynotes zur Eröffnung, veranstaltet von Musikern aus Kanada, werden der kanadische Dirigent Yannick Nézet-Séguin und Martin Hoffmann von der Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker halten.

Klassik.TV wird als Medienpartner ausführlich von der Classical:NEXT 2015 berichten. Alle Interviews, die wir auf der Classical:NEXT 2015 führen werden, finden Sie demnächst auf dieser Seite. Viel Spaß im Forschungslabor der klassischen Musik...

Hier geht es zum Programm der Classical:NEXT 2015, das auch dieses Jahr wieder mit vielen unkonventionellen, überraschenden und innovativen Ideen zur Produktion, Verbreitung und Förderung klassischer Musik aufwartet.

Schwerpunktthemen dieses Jahr sind die kanadische Klassik-Szene, Gender-Themen in der Klassikwelt, die Mobilisierung neuer und jüngerer Klassikfans z.B. auch durch ungewöhnliche und neue Formen von Klassik-Konzerten sowie das Thema Video-Streaming, zu dem u.a. auch Klassik.TV als Panelteilnehmer beitragen wird.

 

Die vierte Ausgabe von Classical:NEXT wird vom mittlerweile bewährten Kreativ-Team um Direktorin Jennifer Dautermann, Kommunikationschef Paul Bräuer und Fabienne Krause präsentiert. Nach zwei erfolgreichen Jahren in Wien entschied sich die Classical:NEXT mit der Wahl von Rotterdam als Veranstaltungsort ein Zeichen zu setzen. Rotterdam als Stadt steht insgesamt für alles, was sich mit dem Zusatz "NEXT" in Verbindung bringen lässt: Architektur, Design, Universitäten und das ganze Lebensgefühl der Stadt versprühen eine lebendige, zukunftsoffene und innovative Atmosphäre. Ein Grund mehr, auf die neue Location gespannt zu sein.

Mit dem jungen und vielversprechenden Dirigenten Yannick Nézet-Séguin, der die Keynote zur Eröffnung am 21. Mai halten wird, setzt die Classical:NEXT einen weiteren Akzent in Richtung "NEXT". Nézet-Séguin, Chefdirigent des renommierten Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra war davor jahrelang auch muikalischer Leiter in Rotterdam. Letztes Jahr gewann der den ECHO Klassik als "Dirigent des Jahres" für seine Einspielung von Strawinskis "Sacre du Printemps" mit den Philadelphia Philharmonics.

KEYNOTE SPEECH CLASSICALNEXT 2015 - YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN

The the opening concert of Classical NEXT 2015 in De Doelen, Rotterdam, was curated and produced by David Pay of 'Music on Main', Vancouver, Canada. The keynote speech of this purely Canadian programme was held by young Canandian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin who is currently Musical Director of Philadelphia Philharmonics and, among others, won the ECHO Klassik 2014 as 'conductor fo the year'. In his keynote, Nézet-Séguin adresses the fact that performing classical music is essentially a way of communicating with the audience. Therefore, it is essential for the performer to nuture and cultivate a strong and sincere emotional bridge to their listeners. As times change, this bridge might also be subject to variations. This includes new venues, new dress codes and maybe also an entirely new repertoire. Nézet-Séguin incourages all classical performers to dare to always renew this emtional bridge, and never cease to explore new approaches in doing so. Not the tradition per se is the value of classical music, but the emotional bondage between performers and audience. (Material courtesy of Music on Main)

 

Martin Hoffmann, General Manager of Berlin Phil and keynote speaker

Martin Hoffmann, General Manager of Berlin Philharmonics and keynote speaker of Classical NEXT 2015, explains why he and the Berlin Philharmonics are part of the Classical NEXT and - with a little humoristic side blow - how they see the 'NEXT', the future of classical music, apart from finding a new chief conductor.

 

Mark Pemberton, Director Association of British Orchestras

Mark Pembertton, Director of the Association of British Orchestras, hosted a Panel called 'That's no way to run a business!'. As opposed to its controversial title, the panel session didn't end on a donw note. In the opposite, Mark sasy: There was a lively discussion about possbile strategies to maximise the revenues of concert and music theatre performances, seeing the audience not only as an art-loving crowd but also as a true customer who is intitled to a fully 'orchestrated' experience including champagne and valet service...

 

Jessica Diuchen, Journalist & Author on Gender Equality

In London. Southbank Centre has recently initiated a discussion forum in which women from all over the music industry meet to explore issues facing us and means to bring about change. In many spheres of the music world women are still seriously under-represented, sometimes due to practices that are actively discriminatory. A process of consciousness-raising has led to a positive, upbeat atmosphere and many creative, exciting and effective new ideas. We want to encourage the recognition and celebration of women’s achievements in music, understanding that equality of opportunity is ultimately in everybody's best interests, whatever gender. Classical:NEXT is the perfect forum in which to explore these ideas on an international level. We will have a panel of speakers, a Q&A session and possibly breakout groups if time and space allow.

 

David Pay, Music on Main, Vancouver

David Pay, Artistic Director of Music on Main, Vancouver, Canada, is - among others - also the spiritus rector of the all Canadian programme that crowned the opening cermony of Classical NEXT 2015. In his full-time job, he is the founder and creator of one of Canada's finest 'post-classical' concert series, 'Music on Main'. With these concerts - in unusual venues, without any kind of social, moral or dress code - David during the last ten years succeeded to establish an new kind of art experience and -audience that corresponds with the vibrancy of today's Vancouver metropolitan livestyle.

MUSIC AFTER MIDNIGHT - THE C:N BOY GROUP

The "Midnighters" are the "Boy Group" of Classical NEXT. Not only is every one of them individually the initiator and/or producer of an exciting new way of showcasing classical music. But watching them appear together makes evident that they (maybe also thru Classical NEXT) have become a intimate group of international activists who share the love for classical music and want to pass it on to a brand new audience. The international classical music scene couldn't be happier about such a vibrant energy that is constantly exploring new forms to intoxicate new audience while obviously having a lot of fun which is - as Gabriel points out - not at all new in the history of classical music. Maybe, we just got a little too serious in the meantime....

Stephane Dorin - Sociologist University of Limoges

Stéphane Dorin, Professor for Sociology at the University of Limoges, has bad news concerning the development of classical audiences in Europe. His extensive servey sheds a light on the current state. The results: Audiences don't change their preferences when growing older. Who hasn't been familiarized with classical music at a fairly young age will also not go to a concert or opera house later. Stéphane says the only cure is to take measures now. Musical education and new showcases in classical music being the most important among them - and - the sooner the better.