Co-ordinated by Anselm Rose (Germany), managing partner, Deutscher Orchestertag
Creative hammock in the office? Working hours when you please? Just accepting a job that brings 'something meaningful'? Generation Y and presumably all subsequent generations - seem to be completely different from before.
At least, that's what you'll believe if you follow editorials and bloggers. Or the head honchos in business and industry, who are already adjusting working conditions to the expectations of this new generation, to whom long-term contractual commitments and status symbols mean as much as the Samsung Galaxy 2 or privacy settings on Facebook - namely, nothing.
One would think this applies only to Google, Apple or those stereotypical hipster creative agencies, but not to orchestras. Or does it? Does it explain the problem of finding new musicians - as the universities and music conservatoires suggest? And if so, how do we react? And what does this mean for orchestral management? And what has all this to do with digitisation? Are orchestras stuck on analogue in a digital age, or does the revival of vinyl herald a new golden age?
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