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Review: CCOHK’s Shark Symphony
A Smorgasbord of Spectacle
Shark Symphony (City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong) Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium 20,21 April, 2024 At the sight of City Chamber Orchestra’s poster — a giant shark chowing down on a hapless violin — you’d be forgiven in dismissing
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World-class Pianist Llŷr Williams
To Perform Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas At Guadalajara’s Festival de Mayo
Rich contributions have been made to classical music by creators from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. Composers like Ponce and Albéniz, conductors in the mode of Dudamel and Payar, instrumentalists such as de Larrocha and Ricardo Morales, all testify through their
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Harmonizing Self-Esteem: The Symphony of Music as a Confidence Booster
There’s a situation that’s familiar to most humans on the planet – you’re feeling annoyed, angry, or anxious, and you can feel pressure on mental, emotional, and even physical levels until you hear a tune, the tune. Your favorite song
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Confronting “The Beast” – Musicians’ Performance Anxiety
Thoughts from a Psychologist and former professional pianist, Heather O’Donnell In my work as a psychologist specialized in working with performing artists, few topics loom as prominently as performance anxiety. It’s an ubiquitous issue and one that manifests uniquely in
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Sokhiev Explores Shostakovich Symphony No. 4
In Stunning Concert with Philadelphia Orchestra
The musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra rattled the rafters of the Kimmel Center on February 9th as an exciting guest conductor enticed them through the twists and turns of Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony, one of the symphonic powerhouses of the 20th
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Fashion Icons in the Classical Music World
Classical music and fashion don’t seem like a pair that goes together. Opera performers and music conductors are usually associated with their well-pressed suits or tuxedos in most areas of the classical music industry. There are some classical music icons
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Frank Martin Alive
In 2024, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Frank Martin (1890-1974). One of the foremost Swiss composers of the 20th century, Martin was a highly versatile and eclectic composer who spoke with an authentic personal voice that
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Opera Review: A Tarnished Crown in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena
Anna Bolena (Donizetti) MusicaViva Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall 8,9, 10 Dec 2023 Drawing inspiration from the shadowy corridors of power and passion, Donizetti’s wildly popular Anna Bolena shines a spotlight on the queen of England who met a
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