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World-renowned Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma talks about his Bach and Silk Road projects

An 18-time Grammy winner and major contributor to the theme music for Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Yo-Yo Ma is definitely one of the world's most well-known ethnic Chinese virtuosos.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/7 18:18:40

Spice Girls reveal 2019 UK reunion tour

Best-selling 1990s girl band the Spice Girls promise to give fans what they really, really want on a UK reunion tour next year.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/6 18:53:40

How jazz infected post-WWI Europe

Among the many novelties that crossed the Atlantic when the US entered World War I in 1917, jazz was arguably the most upbeat - and infectious.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/4 17:53:40

Broadway musical 'Chicago' returns to Beijing's Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

After a 14-year absence, classic musical Chicago has returned to the stage of the Tianqiao Performing Art Center in Beijing on Thursday. The musical will end its run at the center on November 18.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/4 17:43:39

British singer Sam Smith performs in Beijing for the first time ever

British music talent Sam Smith enjoys a great reputation around the world. Beijing is no exception, as could be seen from the huge number of fans that crowded into his first concert in the Chinese capital on Thursday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/28 18:33:40

Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj for lifting lyrics, melody

Tracy Chapman has sued rapper Nicki Minaj, who may now have to say more than "Sorry" for allegedly copying the US folk singer's lyrics and a melody without her permission.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/25 18:23:40

Paavo Jarvi returns to BMF with Tonhalle Orchestra

For his third time taking part in the annual Beijing Music Festival (BMF), conductor Paavo Jarvi led Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra in a rousing classic music concert, Impressions from the Fin de siècle, at the Poly Theatre on Wednesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/25 18:18:41

Mercury biopic rocks audience at London premiere

The Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody premiered in London in grand style on Tuesday, reflecting the enduring appeal of Queen and their legendary frontman 27 years on from his death.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/24 18:43:41

Chinese history-themed concert held in New York

A concert featuring several remarkable events in Chinese history was held Sunday in Lincoln Center, New York City.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/22 8:13:48

'Diary of One Who Disappeared' makes Asian debut at Beijing Music Festival

The musical Diary of One Who Disappeared, directed by Ivo Van Hove, held its Asian premiere at the Multidimension Theatre on Sunday as part of the Beijing Music Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/21 17:38:39

Inaugural China Now Music Festival under way in New York

The inaugural season of the China Now Music Festival is under way in New York State, presenting seven world premieres by some of the well-known Chinese composers in the 21st century.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/21 17:33:39

Chinese version of classic Japanese musical to hit theaters

An original musical by Japan's Shiki Theatre Company will tour China, putting on more than 100 performances across China beginning on Nov. 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/21 10:42:25

International youth choirs come together in Beijing for week-long Art Festival

A total of 24 international youth choirs from 14 countries and regions gathered in Beijing's Tsinghua University on Monday to kick off the week-long International Youth Art Week.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/17 18:43:40

'Oriental Elegance'

The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra staged a successful musical show Oriental Elegance at Mexico's National Center for the Arts (Cenart) in Mexico City over the weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 19:13:43

Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder brings Beethoven concerts to BMF

Famous Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder is scheduled to perform the complete piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven on Wednesday and Thursday during the ongoing Beijing Music Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 19:13:40

South Korean pop group BTS' success triggers discussion in China

Following their record-breaking achievements including being the first South Korean pop band to top the Billboard 200 albums chart in late May, BTS made headlines again after winning the Favorite Social Artist award at the 2018 American Music Awards on October 9.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 19:08:40

UK singer Sam Smith to bring Thrill Of It All tour to Beijing and Shanghai

British singer Sam Smith's The Thrill Of It All tour is set to come to Beijing and Shanghai later this month. The singer will give his first show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on October 23, before heading to the Cadillac Center in Beijing two days later.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 17:43:40

Musicians from leading US opera company go on strike

One of the leading opera companies in the US has canceled two performances set for this week after its orchestra went on strike over cost-cutting proposals.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 18:43:40