Society

 
Classical Music at Hong Kong International Airport

I’ve been traveling extensively throughout the world, and for me personally, Hong Kong International Airport still ranks as one of the best such facilities in the world! Built on a large artificial island, it replaced the old Kai Tak Airport [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | June 8th, 2019
 
Music to Save Your Life An Interview with Jeanne Kelly of Encore Chorale

In America, we tend to think of music as something done by children, or professionals, or, perhaps done by adults who are still channeling their inner child (a nod to Mr. Jagger, now hitting a youthful 75). In other countries, [...] more >>

by Maureen Buja | June 2nd, 2019
 
Cooking with the Classics

I was in a shop recently and found BeepEgg, an egg timer that goes into the water with your eggs and lets you know when they’re done. I bought the one with Classical Music themes, called BeepEgg Nori, decorated with [...] more >>

by Maureen Buja | May 28th, 2019
 
Three Dynasties Make One Orchestra

On April 24 2019, Xavier Bouvier visited Shanghai and made headlines. A professor of composition at the Haute École de Musique de Genève, he donated a sketch to the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. He’d purchased the sketch at an auction in [...] more >>

by Rudolph Tang | May 6th, 2019
 
Notre Dame de Paris The Birthplace of Modern Music

By now we have all seen the shocking images of the horrific fire engulfing Notre-Dame de Paris, the most famous Gothic Cathedral of the Middle Ages. For over 800 years, it has stood as an icon and symbol of Western [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | April 18th, 2019
 
“Heaven on Earth for Pianists” Summer Piano Courses in France with James Lisney

The piano summer school is now an established part of the year for many adult amateur pianists, eagerly anticipated and prepared for with great care. Much more than a “piano holiday”, the piano summer school is an opportunity to study [...] more >>

by Frances Wilson | April 17th, 2019
 
The Sonic Splendor of Pera (Istanbul)

Situated on a hill across the Gold Horn from the old city of Istanbul, the Levantine neighborhood of Pera—today known as Beyoğlu/Taksim —transformed into a remarkable cultural district in the second half of the 19th century. Called the crossroads of [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | March 16th, 2019
 
Song as the Great Leveler An Interview With Sam of Choir With No Name

We often talk of charities that speak for those who have no voice. In this case, we have a charity that gives the homeless a voice – an organized voice in a choir. Founded in 2008 with a mere 4 [...] more >>

by Maureen Buja | March 9th, 2019