The 36th Nordic Orchestra Conference will be held in Helsinki on September 19-21, 2012. All orchestra managers and other representatives of Nordic orchestras are warmly welcome to take part. We will be discussing globalization and what it will mean for classical music, orchestras, music education etc. We will also be debating the future of music journalism with, as our keynote speaker, Mr. Alex Ross, former music critic on the New York Times and nowadays The New Yorker. Mr. Ross ia also the author of the books The Rest is Noise, Listening to Twentieth Century (2007) and Listen to This (2010). All our speakers are distinguished specialists. Conference participants will also have a chance to make a tour of our brand new Helsinki Music Centre and its concert halls.For those who can spare only one day, we are offering a one-day package for Thursday 20th and a participation fee of 300 €. We also recommend this for your orchestras' press managers and marketing people!
The conference sessions will be held from Wednesday Sept. 19th to
Friday Sept. 21st at Hotel Scandic Marski (which is also our official
conference hotel with negotiated room prices).
In addition to the in-depth talks, we can hear some wonderful concerts by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste. We can visit
some exciting places and enjoy a delightful "social life" with our wonderful
orchestral "family". Welcome to the conference!
YOU WILL FIND THE REGISTRATION FORM and THE PROGRAM INFORMATION here. CLICK!
The Association of Finnish Symphony Orchestras reserves all rights for changes in the conference program.