All times are in Central European Standard time (CET). For further information about the sessions, please see the full program.

21 April 2022

11:00 - 11:15

Welcome by Peter Peters

11:15 - 12:00

Roundtable: Orchestras, Ensembles and Impact with Gerald Mertens, Anna Bull, Lukas Pairon, Hannah Conway & Stefan Rosu

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Session 1a
Quiet Management with Małgorzata Kaczmarek
(Un)Silencing Blacktivism in Opera: A Letter to the Opera Field from Black Administrators with Antonio C. Cuyler


Session 1b
Artful Participation: Doing Artistic Research with Symphonic Audiences with Veerle Spronck and Ties van de Werff

14:00 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Round table: Higher Music Education Institutions as driving forces in society with Lies Colman & Susanne van Els

16:00 - 16:30


16:30 - 17:30

Session 2a
Keeping the lines open: Virtually mediated person-centred music-making with isolated vulnerable older people during the COVID-19 pandemic with Krista de Wit
Live streaming Music in the UK with Julia Haferkorn

Session 2b
“You Are Just So Used To Tolerate Anything” – Gendered and Sexual Misconduct, and Abuse of Power in the Classical Music Scene in Finland with Anna Ramstedt
What are the Danish orchestras practices and capabilities regarding audience development and business development?  with Søren Mikael Rasmussen

22 April 2022

10:45 - 11:00

Recap of day 1

11:00 - 12:00

Session 3a
The importance of Bach’s compositions for activity on borderlines between music and society. The example of Bach’s Festival in Świdnica (Poland) with Bogumila Mika
Classical Music Tourism: Blurring Borders through Cross-Cultural Experiences with Jenny Maclay

Session 3b
Creating a Dub Version of Shostakovich’s 8th String Quartet with Andrew Bourbon and Simon Zagorski-Thomas
Reimagining Opera with Dario Savino Doronzo and Daniele Sardone

13:00 - 14:00

Session 4a
Study 0,63 % How diverse are Orchestras? with André Uelner 
Doing Musikvermittlung = Doing Universality (!?) with Axel Petri-Preis & Sarah Chaker

Session 4b
The Internet as a space for the creation of classical music experiences within the time of pandemic – the case of Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra with Biljana Leković and Sanela Nikolić
Liveness, Aliveness, and Accessible Audiovisualisation of Orchestral Music with Sureshkumar P. Sekar

14:00 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:15

Looking back at four years of MCICM

15:15 - 15:30


15:30 - 16:30

Keynote: Prof. Eleonora Belfiore, director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity at the University of Aberdeen

16:30 - 16:45

Closing by Peter Peters