A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.
16 May. → 19 May. '18De Doelen, Rotterdam

Classical:NEXT 2018



De Doelen and Dutch Performing Arts are promoting the classical and contemporary music scene at the Dutch Pavilion during Classical:NEXT 2018.
The Dutch Pavilion is filled with representatives of ensembles, composers, publishers and festivals, as well as supporting and funding organisations. These organisations represent the whole spectrum of the classical and contemporary music sector. From 16 to 19 May you are welcome to visit all the delegates at the pavilion in de Doelen, Rotterdam.

Classical:NEXT is the international conference for professionals from all branches of this music genre. The conference is being held at and co-produced by de Doelen concert and conference venue. 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 and expo, as well as showcases and screenings.

For Thursday 17 and Friday 18 May, several programme and network activities have been organised, from matchmaking and speed dates up to meet & greets and international matchings. There will be networking receptions and Concertzender will broadcast live during the event.

Dutch pavilion Programme Activities

Thursday 17 May
10.00 - 10.30 Speeddates International Matchings, Short & Mobile
12.00 - 14.00 Concertzender LIVE broadcast from stand nr 66
12.00 - 14.00 Close-Up Magic leading to a perfect match in Dutch Music
16.00 - 17.00 Concertzender LIVE broadcast from stand nr 66

Friday 18 May
10.00 - 10.30 Speeddates International Matchings, Short & Mobile
12.00 - 14.00 Close-Up Magic leading to a perfect match in Dutch Music
12.00 - 14.00 Concertzender LIVE broadcast from stand nr 66
16.00 - 17.00 Concertzender LIVE broadcast from expo stand nr 66

Besides the Holland Pavilion, LUSTR and Dutch Performing Arts present the result of three inspiring collaborations: composers working together with musicians to explore new directions. The three presented collaborations are:

Mayke Nas and Ragazze Quartet
Wilbert Bulsink and Miriam Overlach
Maxim Shalygin and Shapeshift
Dutch Pavilion. Photo by Eric van NIeuwland