MCICM News and Events
Mahler at the regular’s tableThursday, September 12, 2019
During an ordinary classical music concert, the tasks are clearly divided. Musicians play under the direction of the conductor on the podium of the concert hall, the audience in the hall listens attentively, preferably without coughing and applauding at the wrong times.
MCICM Symposium “Rehearsing Orchestral Innovation” Addressed Classical Music InnovationWednesday, April 17, 2019
The first symposium hosted by the Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) was held in Maastricht on March 29 and 30. Throughout the two-day event, international experts from different fields discussed possibilities for classical music innovation.
MCICM’s collaboration with philharmonie zuidnederland and the journey towards innovationMonday, January 7, 2019
Stefan Rosu, director general and artistic director of philharmonie zuidnederland, recently published an article on Arts Management Network about the orchestra’s journey towards innovation. In the article, Rosu walks us through the changes the orchestra has been undergoing including the need for innovation with internal as well as external input.
Stories and Articles
Do not forget Culture Audiences
Veerle Spronck, PhD candidate at MCICM, recently published an opinion piece in the Dutch newspaper Trouw titled ‘Do not forget Culture Audiences.’ In this opinion piece, Spronck brings attention to the art lovers and amateurs in the new 1.5-meter society. Although the Dutch government already announced help in the form of €300 million for cultural institutions that are deemed vital, this help does not take into account cultural participation, one of the aims of Dutch cultural policy since the early 21st century.
Innovating with Conservatorium Maastricht
How can a Conservatorium prepare musicians and artists of the future? What kind of musician/ artist will be needed in an era of constant and fast-page change? How does the Conservatorium itself need to re-defined? In the search for answers, institutions cannot continue business as usual. They need to develop their educational and artistic DNA.
First Experiment of MCICM: Mahler am Tisch
MCICM’s first experiment focused on Mahler and informal local performance settings. In many of his symphonies and vocal music, the composer used folk music sometimes literally, sometimes edited.
The People's Salon
New Year's Eve has its rituals. Oliebollen and good intentions go hand in hand with the countdown before the new year starts. Another one of these rituals is the Top 2000, the radio program on NPO Radio 2 in which listeners compile a list of the best popular music. What makes the countdown to number 1 - Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody for years - so special is not only the music, but also the stories that listeners tell about their favorite song. A shared past emerges in the recognition of the experiences of others.