As innovator, your key challenge is to change the contemporary symphony orchestra in meaningful ways while also conserving the symphonic canon. Your work could be at the department of marketing or education, or you cooperate as a musician with other colleagues in an innovation working group. Rethinking audience participation can function as a propeller for innovation. Your task as an innovator in the orchestra may be to develop ideas, programs, or concert formats aimed at reaching new and different audiences.
Observing how the audience is always present in the daily practice of your orchestra, in a real or imagined form, can be a starting point. It reveals the expectations, norms and ideals that structure the work of both musicians and staff. Finding ways to reflect on and learn from existing imaginings of the audiences paves the way for designing experimental or participatory concerts. In this process of learning, there are different roles you can take as innovator.
Choose a theme to continue your journey!