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IAMA conference showcases Kazushi Ono and Brussels Philharmonic

The 33rd International Artist Managers Association International Conference takes place from 29 April to 1 May in Bruges, Belgium, and will showcase Kazushi Ono conducting Brussels Philharmonic in Concertgebouw Bruges on 30 April, in his role as Music Director of the orchestra.

The title of the conference is ‘Hammer and Mirror: How should we shape the future?’, with subjects including the market in the Low Countries, sustainability, opera, artist management and mixing art forms. On the theme of mixing art forms, Ono conducts Brussels Philharmonic in Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune alongside a video by Thierry de Mey that features choreography by dancer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. He also conducts Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra and Toshio Hosokawa’s Blossoming, bringing together his various European and Japanese musical influences.

Tom Pipeleers, Artistic Administrator of Brussels Philharmonic said, ‘Brussels Philharmonic is honoured to take the stage at the prestigious 33rd IAMA conference, a cornerstone event in the music industry. In our forthcoming concert with Music Director Kazushi Ono we will showcase the essence of Belgian creativity, blending Thierry de Mey’s cinematic flair with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s choreography. We are also proud to present the esteemed work of Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa alongside the intricate mastery found in Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. This performance is our homage to the enduring splendour of symphonic music, celebrating our passionate commitment to its future and our role in its vibrant unfolding.’

From Maestro Arts, Jordi Martín Mont and Emma Sweetland will attend. If you would like to meet them contact them here.