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Franz Welser Most conducts Wien Philharmoniker 2022. Music Press Asia
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Vienna Philharmonic’s Strauss Family Concert Review

The Golden Hall’s full beauty shines on 1 Jan 2023 when the musicians under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst is featured in Vienna’s New Year’s Concert performing for millions of television viewers around the world. A timely concert at the end of the year to promote hope, friendship and peace. There is no question about the global success of the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual New Year’s Concert. Because its legacy and reach rest on five pillars: a splendid orchestra; internationally acclaimed conductors; a priceless repertoire, by the Strauss family and other…

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Richie Jen takes on mandopop 3 decade. Music Press Asia
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Richie Jen 任賢齊 Celebrates 26 Years of ‘Too Softhearted’

In a recent interview and documentary, Richie Jen harks back at a musical career that began in Taiwan around thirty years ago. This singer is the epitome of what a lasting career and a rewarding one would look like and the 26-year-old single 心太軟 “Too Softhearted” is at the very center of his successes subsequently after. To celebrate the moment,…

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Ballet Philippines Nutcracker. Photo by Justin Bella Alonte. Music Press Asia
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Ballet Philippines Performs Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

In its 53rd season, Ballet Philippines returns to the holiday season with a Christmas classic. The Nutcracker follows the adventures and misadventures of a young girl to a magical land on Christmas Eve. The score was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky who was initially reluctant to write the score, finding the libretto based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s children’s tale, The Nutcracker…

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Jeju highlights jazz and BTS. Music Press Asia
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Jeju Partners with BTS to Promote Jazz and Tourism

Jeju promotes the rhythm of nostalgic jazz Jeju pumps up tourism activity with its latest collaboration involving BTS, one of South Korea’s global superstars. It has taken us a rather long time to be convinced that Jeju has some rather mystic charm. After all the breathtakingly good words we hear from friends, we weren’t able to describe the raw beauty…

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Singapore Biennale 2022 flyer. Music Press Asia
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Our Top Art Exhibitions & Festivals in Asia

Singapore Biennale at Tanjong Pagar Distripark [Singapore] The Singapore Biennale is taking audiences past Singapore’s coastline to the Southern islands. From now till 19 March 2023, the exhibition at Tanjong Pagar Distripark is featuring over 50 artists and collaborators to embark on a collective journey with Natasha, the title given to the exhibition this year. Among the offerings presented is…

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Yuzaku Maezawa announce list of artists for SpaceX trip. Music Press Asia
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Steve Aoki Joins Yuzaku Maezawa’s SpaceX Trip

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is heading to outer space with SpaceX and he isn’t going alone. According to the latest source on NextShark, Aoki and BIGBANG’s T.O.P will join six other professional individuals chosen from a list of around one million applications. Yuzaku Maezawa is on a mission and will be representing the first few on a civilian trip to…

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Harbin is UNESCO Music City. Music Press Asia
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Harbin Is UNESCO’s Music City

Original press release As this winter’s ice and snow festival is around the corner, the century-old Harbin Symphony Orchestra and Harbin Ballet have produced a large number of excellent plays to welcome this festival. Harbin has been dubbed the “City of Music” by UNESCO, for good reason. Having developed for a century, music has become a unique icon of the…

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Hildur Gudnadottir composed TAR soundtrack. Music Press Asia
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Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir Unravels Mysteries Via Tár’s Soundtrack

Classical Music At Centerstage In Hollywood New film Tár’s, featuring Cate Blanchett, music soundtrack is composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir. The three-and-a-half-minute work titled “Mortar” is just one of the great deal of music composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir has written for the film Tár. The work is an unsettling, minimalist piece performed by the composer with the London Contemporary Orchestra.…

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Michelle Yeoh Time Icon of the Year. Music Press Asia
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You’re Doing It For Us

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh is launching her career to a whole new level. It’s mid-November in Los Angeles and the city is bracing up for Oscars season. Yeoh is at the center of attention before an industry film screening of her film Everything Everywhere All at Once. Everyone here wants to meet and shake her hand. Cracking jokes and throwing…

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Footwear Industry & Music. Music Press Asia
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Footwear Industry Expands In Vietnam

Vietnam’s footwear industry is Vietnam’s third-largest export sector. Except during the pandemic, the industry has been steadily growing over the past decade and is predicted to double by 2031. While footwear continues as a protective gear for the feet in this modern day world, Vietnam’s footwear industry is benefitting as manufacturers leave China to seek new players that could provide…

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