14 April 2023

11:00 - 11:30

Arriving at the Theater Heerlen, coffee/tea

11:30 - 11:50

Welcome and introduction by prof. dr. Peter Peters (director Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music) and dr. Veerle Spronck (associate lector at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht)

11:50 - 12:20

Presentation by Jeroen Vanacker (artistic director Concertgebouw Brugge)

On storytelling in classical music programming

How can 600 years of classical music connect with what is alive and important today? What universal and timeless stories are hidden behind the notes? The Concertgebouw in Bruges has been working with themes for seasons and festivals for 15 years, and is increasingly focusing on stories that connect with the lives of a wide diversity of people. Storytelling not only makes a difference at project level, but also at season and festival level! Jeroen Vanacker presents his vision on storytelling with classical music.

12:20 - 12:40

Presentation by dr. Christian Roth (postdoctoral researcher and lecturer interactive narrative design and meaningful game design at HKU Games & Interaction)
The Power of Choice: Exploring Interactive Storytelling

12:40 - 13:00
Presentation by dr. Maarten Overdijk (postdoctoral researcher at HKU where he leads the project ‘Spatial Narratives’)
Spatial narratives: Storytelling through virtual and actual spaces
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30

Parallel working session 1: Developing classical music stories

Interactive working session In which the participants explore and compare various strategies to give meaning to classical music through storytelling.

T&P Lounge

14:00 - 15:30

Parallel working session 2: Storytelling through sound and space
Interactive workshop in which participants learn to explore and create spatial narratives
ING zaal

15:30 - 15:45

Plenary closing

16:00 - 18:30

Attending the dress rehearsal of De Verhalententoonstelling

18:30 - 20:30

Dinner on your own

20:30 - 21:45

Attending the concert-experiment De Verhalententoonstelling (optional)