The Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre announced its 2013-14 season last month. With Shanghai Grand Theatre under maintenance work till end of October, SHOAC became the only decent venue in Shanghai for symphonic music in the 2012-13 season. Its 2013-14 season … Continue reading →
The 2013 July issue of Art of Singing magazine features Verbier boy Thomas Quasthoff as cover star, with three feature stories on Richard Wagner plus an interview with Renee Fleming who was in China in May.
The 16th Beijing Music Festival is to announce its programme for this year next week but we were tipped by an exclusive source of this year’s programme even before the official press call. Highlights from this year’s BMF which is … Continue reading →
KLASSIKOM was tipped by an exclusive source that a veteran conductor of the first private-owned orchestra was ousted this month from the orchestra she founded 15 years ago, reminiscent of the story how Riccardo Muti left La Scala almost a … Continue reading →
The city of Shanghai has initiated old vinyl restoration this April and now the first bunch of copies dating back to 1940s are being restored and cleaned in a special lab, according report from Oriental Morning in Shanghai. EMI dominated … Continue reading →
It was announced on August 3rd that the Beijing cultural organ had initiated the “people supervision”, a monitoring mechanism intended to filter vulgar contents “prevailing in the spoken drama, with small or experimental theatres in concern”. The announcement came at … Continue reading →
With the suggestion of a close Taiwanese journalist friend, we came across this: Piano Ride. It’s a charitable campaign initiated by four young Taiwanese artists who met each other at military service. One pianist, one producer, one violinist and one … Continue reading →