classical music
talks & debates

The New Commissioners

Part of New Music Biennial

New music has never been easier to access. Composers have a huge digital reach, and audiences are enjoying music in new, fluid, post-genre ways. It’s a brave new world.

Arts organisations looking to commission new work find themselves in shifting sands: the traditional rules about composers, record labels, and publishers no longer apply.

Join Adam Szabo, Managing Director of Manchester Collective, Jenny Jamison, Chief Executive of Scottish Ensemble, and Jo Nockels, commissioner and senior Projects Manager at Opera North, as they grapple with one vital question: in the 21st century, how does new music get made?


Adam Szabo speaker
Jenny Jamison speaker
Jo Nockels speaker


Talk: How does new music get made

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Royal Festival Hall
Weston Roof Pavilion, Level 6, Green Side


Free, but ticketed