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International Conference

Orchestras in the 21st Century

In this initiative, in a partnership with the D. Luís I Foundation, the Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra invites many speakers to discuss which is the place for orchestras (and other institutions within classical music) in the current social, economical and cultural context. Issues related to raising more public and private funding, ways and means of raising the public of all ages, the role of institutions in education, the use of new technologies in the dissemination of scholarly music, and the specific aspects concerning the management of an institution of this nature.

15 - 18 June – Centro Cultural de Cascais, Auditório - Av. Rei Humberto II de Itália, Cascais

YOU TOO HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE

Your presence will contribute to the discussion and reflection on this important subject, especially in a Municipality which has one of the youngest professional orchestras in the Country.

MEET OUR GUEST SPEAKERS

National and international specialists, from many areas within music and arts, bring us many subjects to discussion.

Christopher Widauer

Vienna State Opera

Opera 4.0Digital Stages for Opera and Concert. Development, Chances, Risks, Potential of the Internet for Cultural Venues

During the past years, Vienna State Opera has been transformed into a fully independent producer and distributor of premium digital content, on the internet as well as for linear broadcast. I will present the wide range of chances in producing digital content for all types of cultural institutions on all levels, and discuss the involved workflows. read more

Géza Kovács

President of the Association of Hungarian Orchestras

Music Education and Orchestras

"Music education begins in the uterus" (Zoltán Kodály). Understanding music education within the richness of contexts existing in the world. Famous methods (Kodaly, Orff, Suzuki, El Sistema...) and the role of passionate teachers on changing lives of young people ate risk all over the world. read more

 

Mark Pemberton

Director of the Association of British Orchestras

That’s no way to run a business: the challenge of the orchestral business model

 Ask any business expert to take a look at the classical music “business model”, and they will fall about laughing. With cost disease endemic to the live performance model, and record labels and music publishers complaining of falling profits, who’s making the money? In this session we will ask the question, “is Baumol’s disease terminal or curable”, and help delegates find the answer. read more

 

Momchil Georgiev

Member of the Executive Board of Bulgarian National Radio
Professor of Cultural Management at the Bulgarian National Academy

The profile of the orchestra manager 

This presentation will describe the different sides of the skills and knowledge of the modern music manager in four groups: personal skills, managerial skills, knowledge in economics and knowledge in legal matters.
These will be the examples and the basis for questions and discussions about the role and importance of the orchestra manager. read more

Elena Dubinets

Vice President of Artistic Planning, Seattle Symphony

Attracting New Audiences: New Programming Concepts and Concert Formats

At a time when the issues of public value and social justice are being debated in the public arena, orchestras must drop their elitist outlooks and demonstrate that they are relevant, meaningful and accessible to the broadest cross-section of their communities.  Orchestras must evolve and embrace today’s societal realities in order to reaffirm classical music’s mission and sustainability, and to share its traditions with the largest public possible. read more

 

Francisca Fernandes

President of PERFORMART Association and Presidente of the Teatro Nacional S. João (Porto)

Presentation of PERFORMART – Performative Arts Association

 In a mission towards Art, this Association promotes the recognition and the sustainable development of the portuguese performing arts sector and its professionals. This recently created organism (October 2016) has already some stories to tell.

 

Program

 

June 15

7:30 p.m. | Welcome reception

 

June 16

10:00 a.m. | Welcome speech by the President of the Cascais Municipality

10:30 a.m | The orchestras in Portugal
Dr. Paula Varanda | Director of "Direcção Geral das Artes"

10:50 a.m | PERFORMART – The Performing Arts Association
Dr. Francisca Fernandes | President of PERFORMART Association

11:10 a.m | A Project Created With Enthusiasm
Nikolay Lalov | Conductor of the Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra

11h45 | That’s no way to run a business! Challenging the classical music business model
Dr. Mark Pemberton | Director of the Association of British Orchestras

2:00 p.m. | The Profile of the Orchestra Manager
Prof. Dr. Momchil Georgiev | Member of the Executive Board of Bulgarian National Radio

3:00 p.m. | Music Education and Orchestras
Dr. Géza Kovács | President of the Association of Hungarian Orchestras

4:00 p.m. | Visit to the Portugues Music Museum. Recital.

 

June 17

10:00 a.m. | Attracting New Audiences: New Programming Concepts and Concert Formats
Dr. Elena Dubinets | Vice President of Artistic Planning, Seattle Symphony

11:00 a.m. | Opera 4.0 - Digital Stages for Opera and Concert. Development, Chances, Risks, Potential of the Internet for Cultural Venues
Dr. Christopher Widauer | Vienna State Opera

12h00 | Round Table

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