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“Declaring classical music to be dead, or on its last legs, is a popular critical sport. Audiences are described as ageing, performers as out of touch with the contemporary zeitgeist and concert halls as archaic bastions of privilege. Sadly, these charges are too often accurate. The notions of the classical artist as superhuman, of the music as an untouchable canon and the concert hall as a temple are outdated in today’s world, and often serve to alienate potential audiences and performers alike.”

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“Declaring classical music to be dead, or on its last legs, is a popular critical sport. Audiences are described as ageing, performers as out of touch with the contemporary zeitgeist and concert halls as archaic bastions of privilege. Sadly, these charges are too often accurate. The notions of the classical artist as superhuman, of the music as an untouchable canon and the concert hall as a temple are outdated in today’s world, and often serve to alienate potential audiences and performers alike.”

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As part of their Classical Futures Europe-supported projects at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg in January singer Louise Alder and trombonist Peter Moore produced some short films with the Elbphilharmonie’s teams for use on social media and to reach new audiences. 

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As part of their Classical Futures Europe-supported projects at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg in January singer Louise Alder and trombonist Peter Moore produced some short films with the Elbphilharmonie’s teams for use on social media and to reach new audiences. 

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Every year during the first weekend of May, thousands of singers from Brussels and beyond gather at BOZAR one of the highlights of the season: the Singing Brussels Celebration, in 2019 supported by Classical Futures Europe. This is a unique opportunity for amateur and professional choir singers to meet, share musical experiences and to learn new skills in dedicated workshops.

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Every year during the first weekend of May, thousands of singers from Brussels and beyond gather at BOZAR one of the highlights of the season: the Singing Brussels Celebration, in 2019 supported by Classical Futures Europe. This is a unique opportunity for amateur and professional choir singers to meet, share musical experiences and to learn new skills in dedicated workshops.

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In March pianist Elisabeth Brauß performed a programme of music by César Franck and Saint-Saëns at Het Concertgebouw with violinist Noa Wildschut. Together with this high-profile introduction to chamber music audiences at Het Concertgebouw Brauß also worked closely with the hall to create stimulating video content for new and existing audiences across social media, providing a fascinating glimpse into the approach to career development of emerging young talent.

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In March pianist Elisabeth Brauß performed a programme of music by César Franck and Saint-Saëns at Het Concertgebouw with violinist Noa Wildschut. Together with this high-profile introduction to chamber music audiences at Het Concertgebouw Brauß also worked closely with the hall to create stimulating video content for new and existing audiences across social media, providing a fascinating glimpse into the approach to career development of emerging young talent.

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