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Young musician Zhou Xuan stages 'People's Wish' concert

Chinese singer Zhou Xuan performed a concert at the Minzu Culture Palace Theater in Beijing on Thursday to pay tribute to the people of China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 17:58:40

Olympic opera

On the eve of every performance, Riccardo Massi goes silent, not uttering a single word all day. It's part of the Italian tenor's strict regimen to preserve his instrument - his vocal cords.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/26 17:48:39

Romeo & Julia Kören ensemble brings 'Macbeth' to Beijing

Shakespeare's classical play Macbeth will be performed as musical by the Romeo & Julia Kören ensemble at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing on June 13-14.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 14:58:39

Chinese fans weigh in on the rising international popularity of K-pop groups like BTS

According to a May 13 report by the Asia News Network, due improved diplomatic relations between China and South Korea, the K-pop industry and other related industries have recovered to levels before 2016, which means that China is one of the biggest markets for K-pop. However, many popular K-pop bands are still expanding their influence not only in China but also in other Asian countries as well as the rest of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 18:23:40

Chinese BTS fans set record for largest mass purchase of albums by a single fan club

A Chinese Baidu fan club for K-pop idol V, a member of South Korean boy band BTS, set a record for the largest mass purchase made by a single fan club in China by buying 162,400 copies of BTS' album Map of the Soul: Persona. The record, a purchase of 161,000 copies of the album, was previously held by Chinese Baidu fan club for BTS member Jungkook.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 18:43:40

Chinese musician Tan Dun looks to music to send a message of friendship to the US

The US' Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra performed two works by renowned Chinese composer Tan Dun at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Friday and Saturday night.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 18:28:40

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra brings 'sound of Czechia' to Beijing

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Poly Theater in Beijing on Sunday night, completing the fifth leg of their seven-city tour of China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 18:23:40

Netherlands wins Eurovision as Madonna dancers spark flag controversy

The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision song contest early Sunday at a show in the seaside Israeli city of Tel Aviv that featured a performance from Madonna, plenty of glitz and some controversy.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/19 17:13:39

The Netherlands wins 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with singer Duncan Laurence's performance on Saturday, the first triumph the country has had since 1975.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/19 15:00:18

Can Chinese boy band WayV follow in the footsteps of South Korea's BTS?

An article published by Asia News Network on Monday stated that the balance of payments (BOP) surplus for South Korea's K-pop related business has recovered to levels seen before the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) installation in 2016. The article noted that improved China-South Korea diplomatic relations and the recent massive success of K-pop boy group BTS worldwide contributed to the recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:08:40

First China-Kazakhstan coproduction tells untold story of renowned Chinese musician Xian Xinghai

After the movie ended, two ladies in their 80s were invited on stage. One of the women, who was sitting in a wheelchair, couldn't hold back her tears as she spoke in front of the audience. The other woman, leaned in and brush away her tears. The entire theater fell quiet for a while as the two held each other, then slowly the applause began to build until it became a thunderous roar.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 15:48:40

'Notre Dame de Paris' composer Riccardo Cocciante gathers international team to adapt famous opera 'Turandot' into Chinese

The Forbidden City has been a lucky place for Italians. It was here that late Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci shot his epic film The Last Emperor, which won him nine Oscars, including Best Picture.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 19:03:41

'The Composer' reveals the untold story of famed Chinese musician Xian Xinghai's time in Kazakhstan

After the movie ended, two ladies in their 80s were invited on stage. One of the women, who was sitting in a wheelchair, couldn't hold back her tears as she spoke in front of the audience. The other woman, leaned in and brush away her tears. The entire theater fell quiet for a while as the two held each other, then slowly the applause began to build until it became a thunderous roar.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 18:58:40

Woodstock 50's future up in the air

Just months before the much-touted Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration is set to go on, the festival's organizers and its former financier on Monday began battling over its future in New York court.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/14 18:23:41

Musical inspired by ancient poetry to be staged in Beijing

A musical inspired by Chinese Classics of Poetry, known as Shi Jing, will be staged on May 18 and 19, as part of the ongoing Meet in Beijing Arts Festival, a major annual cultural event in the capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/7 18:32:04

Pianist Martha Argerich and daughters receive warm welcome during first performance in Shanghai

Grammy Award-winning Argentine pianist Martha Argerich performed with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra for the first time for two concerts in Shanghai on Friday and Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 16:39:46

The US' renowned Philadelphia Orchestra to further cultural and people-to-people exchanges during China tour

The US' Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, will participate in a number of residency activities during its 2019 Tour of China, aiming to deepen people-to-people exchanges through music.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/6 17:48:40

Martha Argerich receives warm welcome during first performance in Shanghai

Grammy Award-winning Argentine pianist Martha Argerich performed with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra for the first time for two concerts in Shanghai on Friday and Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 14:17:20