Classical Futures – New Frontiers for Music

Classical Futures – New Frontiers for Music
05 Jun 2015
16:00 - 18:00
Erskineville Town Hall, 104 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville, 2043

Do you enjoy your fine music in a venue with a drink in hand or do you prefer a recital hall with wonderful acoustics? What will classical and art music look like in the future – 10 or 20 years from now? Is the future as much outside as inside the concert hall? As intimate and socially engaged as impressively large-scale?  Embraced by many people of all ages, or the preserve of a few?

Presented by Music Australia, this panel session is aimed at young and mid-career music practitioners & future leaders. Our panel of leading practitioners and producers will explore these questions, and provide a lively survey of current practice and likely futures for the artform, and its audiences.

Our expert panel of performers, composers, producers and presenters includes four of Music Australia’s expert Councillors:

  • Andrew Batt-Rawden - Publisher Limelight Magazine, composer and curator, Music Australia Councillor
  • Lieven Bertels - Director of Sydney Festival
  • Daniel Blinkhorn - Award-winning composer and sound artist, Music Australia Councillor
  • Nicole Canham - independent performer, writer, former Artistic Director Canberra Music Festival, Music Australia Councillor
  • Claire Edwardes - Co-Artistic Director Ensemble Offspring, award winning percussionist
  • Kate Lidbetter - CEO Symphony International, Chair Gondwana Choirs, Music Australia Councillor (Panel Chair)
  • Kate Tribe - Owner, Online Manager ClassikON, classical music concert promoter

We explore where this artform is heading, some key trends, and what future audiences can expect. From inventive approaches to repertoire, performance and engagement, to examples of great practice, we investigate opportunities, realities, and energising possibilities for classical and art music in Sydney and beyond. We will also grapple with some practical strategies to inform sector development, practice and policy.

This session will include Q&A and refreshments and time to meet and mix with our expert panellists.

The seminar is presented in Association with the Australian Music Centre.



*$4 Booking fee and 2.25% transaction fee applies.