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Sep 06 - 08 2023


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Orchestras Now! Future Proof

As the global classical music industry builds back out of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s time to come together at the first ever International Orchestras Conference to look at the key challenges and opportunities that we face now and into the future.

How can we leverage the lessons we learned during the pandemic to forge resilience and relevance to our communities?  How can we best use professional networks and new technology to become stronger and deliver greater impact?  What will orchestras look like in the next decade – more of the same, or radically different? From managers to musicians, venues to festivals, labels to broadcasters, join us over 3 days for in-depth discussions on what is happening across other industries and how can we learn from each other’s experiences to make our sector future proof.

Call for Proposals

Co-curated by Mark Pemberton, former CEO of the Association of British Orchestras, and Natalia Klingbajl, Deputy Director for Development, NFM Wroclaw, we want to make sure that the conference schedule is inclusive of the many talented people working in the orchestral sector, and welcome proposals for sessions, speakers, workshops and peer-to-peer events. Deadline to apply is Sunday 30 April. Send your pitch and ideas to ioc@nfm.wroclaw.pl.


The conference is organised and hosted by the National Forum of Music, one of the biggest and most acclaimed performing arts organisations in the world, recently honoured with the International Classical Music Award 2023 for special achievements. It is famous for its state-of-the-art acoustics and a rich programme offer, presenting classical, early, ethnic, contemporary, electronic, jazz, dance and interdisciplinary projects. NFM is home to thirteen orchestras, chamber groups and choirs, in addition to seven festivals. During the conference, delegates will have an opportunity to participate in the inauguration of the 58th International Festival Wratislavia Cantans, and the festival opening concert will feature Christoph Eschenbach and the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic.

Schedule and booking

Further information on the conference schedule and how to book will be published on 22 May 2023.


Wroclaw, Poland
Wroclaw, Poland


NFM Wroclaw

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 06 - 08 2023
  • Time: All day

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