Chaired by Cathy Graham (UK), director of music, British Council
with Mark Pemberton (UK), director, Association of British Orchestras
Diane Ragsdale (US/UK/The Netherlands), independent researcher, consultant, and teacher
Neil Wallace (The Netherlands), De Doelen Concert Hall
Following the UK's momentous decision to leave the EU and the election of Donald Trump, what impact will the rise of populist politics have on the global classical music market? Is it business as usual, or are there dark times ahead? If the latter, what can we do pre-empt or deal with the fall-out.
Chaired by Cathy Graham, Director of Music at the British Council, with Mark Pemberton, ABO, we take a close look at the challenges ahead in Europe and the USA, and the role of 'soft power' in maintaining open borders and cultural exchange.