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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

Renowned US orchestra to deepen people-to-people exchanges in China tour

The 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 8:48:55

China Pingju Opera Theater holds public day

As part of the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Beijing Performance & Arts Group, the organization has been hosting a series of public events for its troupes.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 18:13:40

Chinese director attended the International Opera Awards for the first time

The winners of the International Opera Awards, opera's answer to the Oscars, were announced at a ceremony held in London on April 29.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 18:13:40

Chinese rock'n'roll insiders talk about the future of the industry

This International Workers' Day didn't disappoint Chinese rock'n'roll music fans. Nearly 80,000 music lovers attended the four-day 2019 Taihu Lake Midi Festival in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, during the holiday period to watch their favorite bands.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 17:53:39

Berklee College of Music to build music center in Shenzhen

The Berklee College of Music has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Shenzhen Qianhai Administration Bureau and Shenzhen Hezong Culture Group to build a future music center in Shenzhen, local authorities said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/4 10:14:05

New York Chinese music ensemble to present 58th annual spring concert

The Chinese Music Ensemble of New York is to present its 58th annual spring concert on Sunday in Merkin Concert Hall, one of New York City's finest concert venues.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/4 7:59:51

Wu-Tang Clan, hip hop legends who hustled past the struggle

A quarter century ago a ragtag group of New York kids that would become the iconic Wu-Tang Clan banded together, betting that mainstream music might just embrace hard-core hip hop from the streets.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/28 17:13:39

'All is well': Britney reassures fans over mental health

Pop princess Britney Spears took to Instagram on Wednesday amid swirling rumors that she was being held against her will in a mental facility, telling her 22 million followers: "All is well."
Source: AFP | 2019/4/25 17:38:39

Chinese musician Yu Long talks about China's potential to be a major force for classical music

Fifty-four-year-old Chinese conductor Yu Long is a well-known figure in the music industry both at home and abroad. Born to a musician family - his grandfather was the influential composer Ding Shande - Yu made up his mind at an early age to pursue music.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/23 18:33:41

Publisher Penguin Random House announces memoir of late pop star Prince coming this year

Prince's unfinished memoir, The Beautiful Ones, will be released in October, its publisher announced on Monday - three years after the singer's sudden death in April 2016.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/23 18:28:41

Pop superstar Adele splits from husband

Global superstar Adele, one of the world's top recording artists, has split from her husband, UK media reported on Saturday, citing the British singer's representatives.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/22 17:38:40

Chinese folk orchestra to hold May Day concert

The China Coal Mine Art Troupe folk orchestra will hold its 18th May Day concert at the National Library Art Center on April 29 and 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/22 17:38:40

Concert to raise funds for restoration of Notre Dame held in Paris

An exceptional and heartbreaking concert took place at the L'hôtel des Invalides in Paris on Saturday to raise funds for the reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/21 16:53:40

K-pop phenomenon BTS first South Korean act to top UK album chart

K-pop sensation BTS scored another record on Friday, becoming the first South Korean act to top Britain's album chart.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/21 16:53:39

Chinese pop bands fall further behind as K-pop sets history with bands like BTS and Blackpink

Last week has been huge for K-pop. Blackpink, the South Korean girl group, made their US festival debut at Coachella on Friday, making them the first-ever female K-pop group to appear at the California desert valley event. On Saturday, the seven-member boy band BTS became the first South Korean musical guest to perform on Saturday Night Live (SNL), the famous US sketch-comedy show on NBC.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:53:40

Post French Touch, a new breed of pop stars takes global stage

Decades after the breakout of dominating French house acts like Daft Punk, a fresh crop of Francophone pop stars are internationalizing their appeal with music that travels.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/16 19:23:40