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Gulangyu Music Festival 2024 Music Press Asia
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Gulangyu Music Festival Opens 5th Edition

On the evening of July 13, the Fifth Gulangyu Music Festival was opened in Gulangyu, Xiamen. The event featured music performances at Gangzaihou Beach, Gulangyu Music Hall, Gulangyu Organ Arts Center, and the streets of Gulangyu. The Fifth Gulangyu Music Festival created a “Sea Stage” at Gangzaihou Beach, with the China Ethnic Song & Dance Ensemble presenting the first performance. The concert featured 15 diverse programs combining ethnic, traditional and modern artistic styles, showcasing outstanding ethnic orchestral pieces with distinctive characteristics. The concert included solo, ensemble, and orchestra performances of…

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Outlet Drift Taiwan band to perform at SXSW Australia 2024 Music Press Asia
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SXSW Australia Announced 2024 Keynote

Today, SXSW revealed its first keynotes for the second edition of the SXSW Sydney® 2024 Conference. New York Times best-selling author of Magic Pill and Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention, Johann Hari, will bring his thought provoking ideas to the Keynote stage this year, in addition to formidable human rights lawyer Jennifer Robinson, who has been a long-standing…

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Spotify b2b campaign created Spreadbeats Music Video. Music Press Asia
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Spreadbeats: Where Music Meets Data Magic

Spotify has launched a new B2B campaign, ‘Spreadbeats,’ featuring a music video created and distributed entirely within a media plan spreadsheet. Aiming to make media plans as vibrant and energetic as Spotify’s brand and platform, the campaign follows a single cell—E7—and its evolution into a colorful 3D character. This transformation acts as a metaphor for the creative ways brands can…

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AtlasMaior MonksJazzClub Photo by Ismael QuintanillaIII Music Press Asia
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Music Reminiscent of West Africa, Morocco & Arabian Peninsula

On the heels of their debut vinyl release, Atlas Maior will be joining Nizami Qawwali at the Asian American Resource Center tomorrow (15 Jun). This event is in collaboration with the Asian American Resource Center and Atlas Maior, with funding from the City of Austin’s Live Music Fund. The internationally lauded global jazz ensemble Atlas Maior has presented a culmination…

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Joyce Carol Oates’ review: The Lost Landscape

In many ways, literature stands firmly as part of music, just as lyricism is an integral aspect of creativity. Recently, I found myself reading a book written by Joyce Carol Oates. Oblivious to how this American author has profoundly affected American literature, I started the book with a desire to understand how childhood journaling can make any sense after growing…

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Joshua Bell The Element 2024 tour Music Press Asia Newswire
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Violinist Joshua Bell Tours “The Elements”

With a career spanning almost four decades, GRAMMY® Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated artists of his era. Bell has performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world, and continues to maintain engagements as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, conductor and as the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Field. Here…

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The Main Squeeze Java Jazz Fest 2024 Music Press Asia
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A Melodic Fusion: Java Jazz Festival 2024 Celebrates Diversity and Innovation

The vibrant city of Jakarta came alive last weekend with the electrifying sounds of the Java Jazz Festival 2024, an event that highlighted the diversity and intelligence of contemporary music programming. Held at the Jakarta International Expo over 3 days spanning across eleven (11) stages, the festival attracted thousands of music enthusiasts eager to experience a harmonious blend of modern…

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WDR Live Broadcast Celebrates Beethoven 200th. Music Press Asia
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WDR Live Broadcast Celebrates Beethoven’s 200th Year of the Ninth

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of this iconic masterpiece, WDR broadcasted the jubilee concert live from the historic Stadthalle in Wuppertal, Germany. Taking center stage is the Orchester Wiener Akademie under the direction of Martin Haselböck. The soloists are Chen Reiss (soprano), Sara Fulgoni (alto), Michael Schade (tenor), and Florian Boesch (bass). Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is a seminal work in…

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Beethoven Documentary ARTE TV. Music Press Asia
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The Perfection of Joy in Beethoven’s Ninth

Beethoven is a name we all know well today. As a composer in the late 18th century, Beethoven was already making headlines. And one of his profound creative work was composing Symphony No. 9; a four-movement symphony that continues to be heard in philharmonic halls all over the world. Today marks the 200th anniversary since Beethoven’s ninth symphony was first…

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Warna Indonesia Vocal Group to perform at Java Intl Jazz Fest 2024. Music Press Asia
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Best Selection of Music-Related Events in May & June 2024

[Cover image: Warna Indonesia’s vocal group is scheduled to perform at Java International Jazz Festival, Indonesia this May 2024.] Dive into the rhythm of May and June 2024 with Music Press Asia’s curated live music concert and event listing, spotlighting the most captivating cultural and arts experiences across the Asia-Pacific region. MAY 2024 JUNE 2024 Other more significant days in…

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