“Moving towards the globalization era is a wonderful breakthrough. We have to keep an eye on what is to come and consciously chosen what should be taken, what should be denied, or what lesson could be learned and be useful for finding solutions in moving together towards the future.”
– Princess Galyani Vadhana (given on 26 November 1996)
The next normality of classical music is the undenying question that every classical music institution, organizations, and musicians are currently facing. What will happen next after the new normal? Would there be another new normal? What would the next normal be? Thus, “Classical Music Next Normal” could not be a more fitting theme for the inaugural year of Princess Galyani Vadhana International Music Festival or PGMF. The 3-day-long festival, starting from 25 to 27 November 2020, will explore possibilities and ways of classical music happening, its economy, and to make it sustainable for the current and future contexts.
The activities during the festival will be divided into two parts in connection to the aim – Festival Performances and Start Up Competitions.
The performance, from classical to next normal, will feature music from early era to new exploration.
The competitions will look for solutions for the future of classical music in Thailand through two categories: Business Model Pitching Competition “What is the next Strategy?” and Performance Proposal Competition “Promoting Music Performance.”