Culture Ireland at Classical: NEXT 2017
Culture Ireland leads an Irish delegation to Classical:NEXT which takes place next week in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from 17 to 20 May 2017.
Classical:NEXT is an international Showcase and industry conference aimed at the classical and contemporary music sector.
The four-day networking event, marking its 6th edition in 2017, includes an international expo, showcase concerts and a trade event with presentation of projects and services. Further information of the event is available here.
In addition to taking a trade stand at the event, Culture Ireland has supported representatives from the following organisations to travel to the event to meet international programmers and presenters and develop further their international contacts:
Majella Hollywood, Chamber Choir Ireland
Evonne Ferguson, Contemporary Music Centre
Neva Elliott, Crash Ensemble
Brian Irvine, Dumbworld
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Ergodos
Cian Elliott, Irish Baroque Orchestra
Gerard Keenan, Irish Chamber Orchestra
Brian Carson, Moving on Music
Deirdre Moynihan, Music Network
The delegation will also be joined by representatives from the Arts Council of Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Commenting on this year’s participation, Evonne Ferguson, Director of the Contemporary Music Centre said: “Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland is delighted to travel this year as part of the Irish delegation to Classical:NEXT 2017, supported by Culture Ireland. Having attended in 2015 and 2016, in our work to highlight contemporary music from Ireland, it was very clear to us that C:N offers significant promotional opportunities for Irish composers and performers of contemporary and classical music. This year the Irish stand will present a focus for the international delegates to engage with the vibrancy and diversity of music coming from this island.”
Culture Ireland’s Trade Stand is No 11 in the Expo Hall at the De Doelen venue in Rotterdam.
You can follow the delegation’s progress through the hashtags #musicfromireland and #cnext17.