Cross-linx pioneered. It brought together special musicians and ensembles from the classical and non-classical music scenes. It presented unexpected links and cross-pollinations between all kinds of music genres. The festival resonated with musicians, ensembles and composers, and reached a steadily growing audience. Other concert venues joined Cross-linx, such as Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, De Oosterpoort in Groningen, De Doelen in Rotterdam, Paradiso and lateron Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ venues in Amsterdam. Cross-linx initiated striking national and international joint ventures, commissioned many compositions and developed into an event of national and international fame within the ‘indie-classical’ music scene.
Cross-linx’ pioneering work was followed by many others, with composers, musicians and ensembles focusing more and more on crossing borders between classical and non-classical music, and creating new forms and genres. Extraordinary initiatives emerged and the Cross-linx principle increasingly rooted into the regular programming of music venues. Proudly and contently we can ascertain that Cross-linx fulfilled its mission. That’s why we now gladly pass the torch on to all new and inspiring initiatives and curators in the Netherlands.
We would like to thank all people and organisations for their artistic and organisational contribution to the realisation of Cross-linx in the past 17 years.
Also on behalf of our joint partners,
The Board of the Cross-linx Foundation