classical:NEXT Announces New Host City 2024

classicalNEXT goes to Berlin

Dear classical:NEXT Community! It's time to clear your schedules for 13–17 May 2024! We're beyond excited to announce that classical:NEXT, the most important global gathering for the classical and art music sector will be held in the vibrant city of Berlin!

The capital of Germany is a bustling hub of creativity and reinvention, the essence of what we're all about. Berlin's dynamic performing arts scene, historic landmarks, and vibrant nightlife make it the perfect backdrop for this event. It's a place of constant flux and rich heritage where tradition and innovation come together, much like classical:NEXT.

This long-awaited decision truly fulfils the desire of the global classical:NEXT community, which has consistently expressed its desire for Berlin to host the event. Our dedicated team is assembling an ensemble of new partners as diverse and dynamic as Berlin while scouting the city's most innovative spots. The concentration of musical vibrancy, renowned orchestras, opera houses, festivals, educational institutions and concert halls make Berlin an unrivalled hub, providing an ideal environment.

#classicalNEXT2024 features inspirational and unique content on the most-relevant trends and topics in classical and art music. Brace yourselves for four exhilarating days brimming with a forward-looking programme combined with well-known and established formats at the Expo, Conference and Showcase Festival, with myriads of networking possibilities, keynotes, discussions, project pitches, live concerts, and more.^

But wait, there's more!

The call for proposals will open in late August and run through September, and we can't wait to see the innovative ideas you're eager to present. Stay tuned to avoid missing out on our next announcements after the European summer break.

So, mark your calendars – the countdown to classical:NEXT is on, and we're eagerly awaiting to reunite with old friends, forge new connections, and celebrate the resilience and beauty of classical and art music.

article posted by:Gideon Elfgen, Piranha Arts