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Tencent Music to host very first awards show in December

China's music service provider Tencent Music Entertainment will launch its first Tencent Music Entertainment Awards on December 8, announced company CEO Peng Jiaxin. The awards ceremony will take place in Macao with the theme "It's time for music."
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/27 17:08:40

McGowan sues Weinstein

US actress Rose McGowan filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Harvey Weinstein, his ex-attorneys and a private intelligence agency, alleging they conspired to discredit her when she accused the disgraced movie mogul of rape.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/24 18:18:43

Streaming site iQIYI releases new singing show 'Miss Voice'

China's streaming site iQiyi released its latest original singing show Miss Love on Wednesday, as part of the site's attempt to inherit classic pop music and target younger audiences.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/24 15:33:40

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra stages 'Cultural and Musical Bridges' concert

Renowned conductor and violinist Pinchas Zukerman presented a wonderful night together with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra for audiences at the Poly Theater in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/23 18:23:41

Cobain cardigan up for auction

A quarter century after grunge's enigmatic rhapsodist took his own life, Kurt Cobain's iconic cigarette-singed cardigan worn during Nirvana's 1993 Unplugged performance is up for sale.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/22 19:03:40

France's Opéra Comique to work with BMF Arts Foundation

The Beijing Music Festival (BMF) Arts Foundation announced a three-year cooperation project with French opera company Opéra Comique on Monday. According to BMF artistic director Zou Shuang, the project will kick off with their new collaborative opera Carmen, directed by Andreas Homoki.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/22 18:53:41

Beijing Music Festival stages Berlioz's 'La Damnation de Faust'

Monday night was a rare opportunity for music lovers in China's capital, as the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra performed French composer Hector Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust at the Poly Theater as part of the ongoing Beijing Music Festival (BMF).
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/22 18:53:40

Neil Young's new 'Colorado' album tackles climate change

At 73 years old, Neil Young could be reminiscing about his legendary past, but the classic rocker instead has his sights set squarely on the planet's future with his latest album Colorado.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/22 18:03:40

Mahler Chamber Orchestra comes to BMF

After four years, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra will return to the stages at the Beijing Music Festival (BMF) for three concerts at the Poly Theater starting from Sunday, which also marks the start of the orchestra's three-year residency at BMF.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/21 18:38:39

Conductor Zubin Mehta takes final bow with concert in Israel

Star conductor Zubin Mehta took the stage in Tel Aviv on Sunday for an emotional final performance as music director of the Israel Philharmonic, retiring after 50 years with the orchestra.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/21 18:33:40

Tianjin Juilliard School appoints members of Shanghai Quartet as resident faculty

The first overseas campus of New York's Juilliard School, The Tianjin Juilliard School appointmented the members of the Shanghai Quartet as part of the school's newest resident faculty on Monday. The new members will start in fall 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/21 17:26:48

'Angel's Bone' staged at BMF

Pulitzer-prize-winning opera Angel's Bone, from promising musical talent Du Yun, made its way to the stage of the annual Beijing Music Festival (BMF) on Friday and Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/20 17:06:11

'Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto' getting musical adaptation

It has been 60 years since China's well-known Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto debuted in Shanghai. Now a new musical inspired by the romantic Chinese legend, True Romance: Butterfly Lovers, will be staged at the end of this year in Shanghai and Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 18:08:41

Chinese pianist Zee Zee debut album released in China

Chinese pianist Zee Zee (Zuo Zhang) held a launch party for the Chinese mainland release of her debut classical performance album Ravel Liszt on Monday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 17:43:40

Chinese netizens call for an end to cyberbullying following K-pop star Sulli's death

The sudden death of 25-year-old South Korean singer Sulli has ignited heated discussion on Chinese social media, with many netizens in the country calling for an end to cyberbullying.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 18:33:40

Italian Renaissance-themed concerts scheduled for Beijing

A pair of concerts titled The Sounds of Italian Renaissance will be held in Beijing this week to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Italian master artist Leonardo da Vinci.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/15 18:18:42

Composer and conductor Tan Dun highlights Chinese musical culture with concert staged in Philadelphia

A special one-night-only concert celebrating China's musical culture was staged on Saturday night at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/15 18:03:40

Season of music

The Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble, a mixed-instrument ensemble composed of distinguished resident faculty members from The Tianjin Juilliard School, kicked off its inaugural performance season with a concert at the Tianjin Grand Theatre on Friday night.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 18:08:39