Classical:NEXT opens proposals for 2020 programme

Classical:NEXT has put out an open call for music professionals to submit proposals for innovative and engaging ideas to be showcased at next year’s edition.

Artists, ensembles, speakers, pioneers, mentors and industry insiders should pitch ideas, showcases and conference sessions before 27 September. Submissions will be considered by the 2020 C:N jury comprising Lyle Chan (Australia, composer), Susanna Eastburn (UK, chief executive, Sound and Music), Rainer Kahleyss (Germany, co-founder and chairman, CLASS), Joanna Lee (Hong Kong/US, founder and chair, Museworks), Graham McKenzie (UK, artistic director, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival), Matthias Mutzweiler (Germany, CEO NAXOS Deutschland), Marjorie Nétange (France/Spain, director of development and communication), Reina Sofia School of Music, Masa Spaan (the Netherlands, programmer classical music, De Doelen Concert Hall).

Classical:NEXT 2020 jury member, Susanna Eastburn added: “Being on the jury for Classial:NEXT 2020 is hugely exciting. Amidst great changes in wider society including the climate emergency, classical music needs to remain relevant and sustainable – and it can also play an important and inspiring role. I look forward to seeing the submissions and the final programme!”

Two club curators have also been named as Jan Hiddink, programme manager of WORM and Eleanor Ward, freelance creative producer and consultant.

Proposals can be submitted through the Classical:NEXT website.