Classical ME is a complex event, unique in Romania, which aims to bring together the most important representatives of classical music from the country and abroad. During the summit there will be concerts, showcases, workshops, masterclasses, conferences, round tables and one-on-one sessions.
During this project we were joined by the representatives of the Ministry of Culture, the managers of cultural institutions, the representatives of the impresario and artistic management agencies from abroad, the representatives of educational institutions with a musical profile from the country and abroad, but also those of companies and independent artists, of students and pupils, ambassadors of the business environment who are directly connected with classical music, but also simple music lovers.
The Classical ME summit 2022 took place at Timișoara Convention Centre.
Through conferences, round tables and one-on-one sessions, professionals attending the Classical ME Summit had the opportunity to get in touch with managers of philharmonics and operas in the country and from abroad, rectors, deans and directors of music universities and high schools from Europe, directors of classical music festivals, impresarios, art critics, but also the representatives of the artists, such as international composers, conductors and soloists. Thus, the participants had the opportunity to interact with models of good practice encountered at European level in terms of education, development and diversification to the public, self-management and development of the artist’s career or use new media techniques in contemporary music.
“To love music through words”. It was a short and subjective presentation of how to write about music and how to maintain a dialogue with a musician, according to the principles of modern journalism, where creative input and narrative imprint play important roles. How do you translate the emotion of the music into words? How do you unravel the life and career story of a musician? How do you communicate about a moment that, by its very definition, is finite and unrepeatable? How do you do cultural journalism adapted and appropriate to the 21st century starting from music? These are just a few questions that have opened up up and kept alive the conversation about music and how it extends its fascination into the word.
Showcases are an opportunity for artists to promote themselves in front of Classical ME audiences. Being encouraged creativity and experiment, independent artists, chamber ensembles and organizations independents had the opportunity to promote their cultural products through solo recitals, chamber concerts or interdisciplinary shows. They got a lot of visibility, the Classical ME public being made up of some of the most relevant representatives of classical music from the country and abroad.
Every evening, there was a chamber or symphonic concert performed by high-value artists, in different locations in Timișoara, such as Filarmonica Banatul, Opera Națională Română din Timișoara and Sinagoga din Cetate.