Orchestras around the world share similar challenges which override the details of regional differences. With the future at stake, music professionals must orient themselves towards it. This is exactly what happens each year at Classical:NEXT – delegates take a hard look at the state of the industry to better prepare for the future collectively. Classical:NEXT unifies the global classical and art music scene, enabling it to work better together.


It’s an annual, global networking and exchange hub dedicated exclusively to classical and art music, for all professionals – artists, managers, presenters, orchestras, labels, educators, press, media, publishers and more.

Classical:NEXT consists of an interactive conference, project pitches, showcase concerts, expo, innovation award and networking.

Find out what’s in it for you as an orchestra representative here. Information on the topic of this year’s Global Orchestra Sector Meet Up is here

Plus, the 2020 edition of Classical:NEXT will offer insights and practical tips for better business and creative connections to Asia. This includes subjects such as touring, market expansion, current concert and audience development trends plus overall country insights into Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and China.  The latter includes an overview into Macau and a major focus on Hong Kong, which will take to the main stage with a gala opening night event.

Join the Classical:NEXT community of 1,000+ professionals from 45+ countries this May, to learn, team up and shape the future of art music!


18 – 21 May 2020
de Doelen Concert Hall & Conference Centre
Rotterdam, the Netherlands