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  1. News - Hong Kong - MUSIC

    Hong Kong conductor Woo Pak-tuen takes second prize in global contest

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by Oliver Chou

    ... for Outstanding Young Conductor in Hong Kong, the Audience Award and a cheque for HK$60,000 at the Second International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music. Xue Yuan, 26, a graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, was crowned the winner at the Cultural Centre's Concert Hall. He picked up HK$100,000 for his efforts. Yao Shenshen, also from Shanghai, came third. The competition, set up ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - MUSIC

    Allegro Singers still have magic at 50th annual concert in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Allegro Singers still have magic 50 years on Allegro Singers 50th Annual Concert Cultural Centre Sunday History resonated on stage on Sunday in both sound ... the Allegro's principal guest conductor, leading a fine rendition of oratorio excerpts by Haydn and Beethoven. The adrenalin rose in the Chinese folk songs the Allegro Singers have had under their belt ...

  3. News - China Insider - MUSIC

    Terrible rendition of China's national anthem makes Venezuelan military band a laughing stock

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 02:04pm by Chris Luo

    ... with a rendition of the Chinese national anthem. Unfortunately the military band performing the March of the Volunteers appeared to have forgotten to tune their instruments or properly learn the piece. ... condemnation to Venezuelan government” for the performance, quipping in a similar way to typical Chinese diplomatic rhetoric. “The orchestra band at my school can perform far better,” yet another ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Steven Bishop, songwriter to the stars, is excited about his Hong Kong debut

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by Robin Lynam

    ... Text: Robin Lynam schtick and stones Back in 1976, not many aspiring singer-songwriters recording their debut albums were lucky enough to have Eric Clapton turn up at the studio to contribute a couple of guitar solos. According to Stephen Bishop, who is d ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - MUSIC

    Book review: Do Not Sell at Any Price, by Amanda Petrusich

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by MCT

    ... in which chasing elusive, unknown platters can lead men towards pettiness, hoarding and, in some cases, an isolation akin to that of an addict. While documenting the culture and the characters who ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Indie band The Yours head in a different direction with new album Teenagarten

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by MADELINE GRESSEL

    ... It is still very much a lo-fi collage dedicated to youth culture." Wong says the band shifted their sound after a tour of mainland China to be "harder and faster … more energetic and also ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Coco Lee will perform her first Canto-pop concert in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:34pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... in the international pop industry. She has released singles that made the US charts, and she became the first Chinese singer to perform at the Academy Awards, when she performed A Love Before Time, theme song ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    'Iron Man' hitmaker Eric Kwok is looking forward to his Coliseum shows

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... Text: Rachel Mok metal master Looking at his thick eyebrows and toned skin, it's easy to understand why Canto-pop hitmaker Eric Kwok Wai-leung has been dubbed Hong Kong's own Iron Man. The Robert Downey Jnr lookalike even served as poster boy fo ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    The summer music season heralds some of the best live rock action in Asia

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:56pm by NEIL WESTERN

    ... entertainment calendar, Strawberry Music Festival features foreign acts as well as top Chinese indie performers such as Carsick Cars and Cui Jian. The organisers are now rolling out the fun all summer across the mainland, stopping in 10 cities from Changsha to Xiamen. Check the (Chinese language) website for cities, dates and prices.modernsky.com   Malaysia Rainforest World Music Festival June ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    New York band Blonde Redhead have survived the many changes in the music industry

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:49pm by Doretta Lau

    ... Text: Doretta Lau Blonde Redhead have survived two decades in the industry by striving to do better with each album, says drummer Simone Pace New York stories There hasn't been another band quite like Blonde Redhead to come out of New York in the pas ...




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