Classical:NEXT 2016

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 25-28 May 2016

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Photo: Eric van Nieuwland 

Classical:NEXT is the international conference for professionals from all branches of the genre. The conference is held at and co-produced by de Doelen.

Since the first edition in May 2012, around 2,000 music professionals representing 1,000 companies from more than 40 countries have engaged with Classical:NEXT and made it into the world’s most important classical music meeting, featuring a conference, an expo as well as showcases and screenings.

Classical:NEXT 2016 is running concurrent to Operadagen Rotterdam and the Music Theatre Now competition and, as a result, the conference will have a music theatre focus. Dutch Performing Arts works closely together with these organisations to introduce and present (new) Dutch work, musicians and companies to international presenters from 22 - 28 May 2016.

De Doelen hosts the official opening of Classical:NEXT on behalf and with the support of Dutch Performing Arts. The opening programme highlights the range and scope of exciting and boundary-breaking music that can be found in the Netherlands. The show will include live performances by six Dutch artists: 9 X 13, Aart Strootman, Ensemble Klang, LUDWIG, Ralph van Raat and Slagwerk Den Haag.

Besides the opening, Dutch Performing Arts, together with de Doelen and Operadagen Rotterdam, will present Dutch concerts at 26 and 27 May: a daytime local stage that presents the state of the art of classical and contemporary music as well as music theatre from the Netherlands.

Thursday 26 May | 12.00 - 14.00 | Rotterdamse Schouwburg (free entrance)
-Rosa Ensemble | Akasha
-Christiaan Kuyvenhoven | Cosima
-CLUB GEWALT | WH0DUN!T$
-Nieuw Amsterdams Peil - Gerrie de Vries | Uwe Leipe Mastdramnis
-Claron McFadden - Letizia Renzini | Il Ballo delle Ingrate

Friday 27 May | 12.00 - 14.00 | de Doelen (free entrance)
-Oerknal! | New Music Collective
-Saskia Lankhoorn
-Amatis Piano Trio
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