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Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music

On the 1st of September 2018, the new Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) was founded: an interdisciplinary research centre supporting innovation of the classical music sector. A collaboration between philharmonie zuidnederland, Maastricht University and Zuyd Hogeschool. Click here to read more about the role of philharmonie zuidnederland in the MCICM.

Digital Symposium MCICM 2021

On the 21st and 22nd of April, the Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) will organise their second symposium: Towards 2040: Creating Classical Music Futures. 

The symposium will take place digitally this year, and offers a varied programme consisting of diverse presentation formats, meaningful discussions and networking moments. The main aim is to stimulate a dialogue to better understand how classical music can succesfully be innovated in the 21st century.

Click here for the full programme, or visit the MCICM website for more information.
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philharmonie zuidnederland and the MCICM
The classical music world is faced with challenges. There is a clear urgency to innovate and to regain relevance within our current society. The MCICM researches the relation between the changing classical music practice and its societal context. Furthermore, ideas for new concert formulas are suggested, which are then put into practice by philharmonie zuidnederland.

The MCICM is an initiative by Stefan Rosu, intendant and director of philharmonie zuidnederland. Through a collaboration with Maastricht University and Zuyd Hogeschool, he founded a centre for academic and practice-based artistic research, which will be embedded in the three partaking organizations. The MCICM creates opportunities for innovation of classical music practice and music education in Maastricht. Peter Peters has been appointed professor of Innovation of Classical Music at Maastricht University, and gives leadership to the MCICM.

philharmonie zuidnederland as laboratory
Within the framework of the MCICM, philharmonie zuidnederland fulfills the role of symphonic laboratory. To accompany the MCICM, the orchestra has created a team consisting of musicians and staff. Projects created by the MCICM are produced and performed by philharmonie zuidnederland accordingly. Stefan Rosu describes the goal of the orchestra as: ‘to have an open mind towards the possibility of innovation, and to develop new business models for the symphony orchestra in collaboration with researchers’.

Click here for the most up-to-date information about the MCICM.

The MCICM is financed by: Provincie Limburg, Maastricht University, Zuyd Hogeschool, philharmonie zuidnederland, Gemeente Maastricht.