Nordic Orchestra Webinar 2020

The Nordic Orchestra Conference planning committee, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestra are happy to invite the Nordic orchestra leaders to a special Covid-19 meeting at the 8th of October. The meeting will be sent from the Norwegian broadcasting corporation in Oslo.

Welcome to Nordic Orchestra Conference's digital meeting 2020:
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

Date: Thursday 8th of October 2020
Place: Microsoft Teams / NRK Radiohuset, Møterom Balkongen
For those who are in Oslo, it is also possible to attend the webinar from NRKs premises. 


Registration here.



11.30 – 12.30 (CET time)


Rolf Lennart Stensø, orchestra chief executive, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra

Country reports: Dealing with the coronavirus situation and the future

  • How did we react on the situation? Main points.
  • What have we learned, and how do we use this to come out stronger?
  • Important changes during the last year

Presentations by:

  • Teemu Kirjonen, Lahti Symphony Orchestra
  • Asbjørn Keiding, Danish Ensembles, Orchestras and Opera institutions
  • Lára Sóley Jóhannsdóttir, Islandic Symphonic Orchestra
  • Maria Sundling Grundtman, Swedish Performing Arts Association
  • Morten Gjelten, Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras

12.30 – 13.00   Lunch break

13.00 – 13.45   Force Majeure

  • Legal terms, interpretations and contracts, dilemmas
  • How is the relation with the managements? How do we meet their demands?

Introduction: Fredrik Andersson, Program Director, Stockholm Concert Hall
Open discussion.

13.45 – 14.00   Break

14.00 – 14.45   The audience relation

  • New acknowledges about the audience and our relations with them.
    What about the subscribers?
  • The digital audience: How to reach them, keep them, count them?
  • How do we get ticket sales on streaming?
  • Audience development post Covid-19 – crucial points. 

Introduction: Bernt Bauge, CEO, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Open discussion.

14.45 – 15.00   Break

15.00 – 15.45   Programming: The impact of the Covid-19 situation on the future

In what way has an eventual fear of a long-lasting virus situation influenced our planning or willingness of taking risks? Will we take less risks when it comes to repertoire in a near future?

Introduction: Kim Bohr, CEO & Artistic Director, Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Open discussion.

15.45 Conclusions

A link to the (closed) meeting will be sent the participants later. 
The meeting is free of cost.
Publisert: 15.09.2020 Oppdatert: 22.10.2020

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