Joining forces once again with the Institute of Ideas, the Royal Philharmonic Society heads abroad for more lively and thought-provoking debate on pressing issues in the arts. This event takes place at the Crossclub in Prague, which has built a reputation for lively, popular club nights that mix classical and non-classical music. The debate asks whether we can truly understand music unless we try to make judgements of quality, and asks how we define who’s better – Mozart or Madonna? Dvorák or Dizzee Rascal? Beethoven or the Beatles?
Alan Miller (chair) – co-director, NY Salon; co-founder, London's Truman Brewery
Dolan Cummings – associate fellow, Institute of Ideas and editor of Culture Wars and Debating Humanism
Tom Hutchinson – Arts project manager, Royal Philharmonic Society; clarinettist
Jan Nemec – aka DJ RaveBoy, underground philosopher and cultural activist
Karel Vesely – freelance music journalist, author Hudba ohne (Fire Music) and Tribes