Corona Conversations

The 2020 COVID-19 crisis and the lockdown measures greatly affected classical music organizations. Concerts and tours were cancelled, and classes moved online leaving musicians, educators, researchers and audiences to figure out this ‘new normal.’ The Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music organized an online space to share and discuss ideas and challenges during times of corona.

Corona Conversations: How will symphony orchestra’s connect with online audiences?

18 June 2020 from 13:00 to 14:00 CET

Moderator: Stefan Rosu, intendant philharmonie zuidnederland

Speakers: Folkert Uhde, concert designer and director of several music festivals in Germany and Austria; Annetta Thoma and Elena Kountidou from Konzerthaus Berlin; Simon Highfield and Beth Wells from BBC Philharmonic

Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM): Corona Conversations 18 June 2020

Corona Conversations: Challenges for Higher Music Education

25 June 2020 from 13:00 to 14:00 CET

Moderator: Joachim Junghanss, Artistic Director of Conservatorium Maastricht

Speakers: Joyce Griggs from, theManhattan School of Music; Stefan Gies from Chief AEC (Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen); Falk Hübner from HKU Utrechts Conservatoire; Edo Righini from Conservatorium van Amsterdam; Nair Gimenez, student from Conservatorium Maastricht; Vicky Sapouna, former student from Conservatorium Maastricht.

Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM): Corona Conversations 25 June 2020

Corona Conversations: How to engage Digital Audiences?

2 July 2020 from 13:00 to 14:00 CET

Moderator: Neil Smith, Post-doc at MCICM

Speakers: Julia Haferkorn from Middlesex University London; Jon Hargreaves from the Online Orchestra and Nevis Ensemble; Alejandra Solís, Business Developer Manager for IDAGIO; Maaike Verberk from DEN

Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM): Corona Conversations 2 July 2020