Viet Nam News By Hồ Hoàng HÀ NỘI — There were no seats left in St. Joseph’s Cathedral on June 29th, when people packed the pews for the latest concert organised by Maestoso, a new initiative by talented young classical musicians on a mission to bring the music they love to a wider audience. The concert featured for young artists. First, violinist Hoàng Hồ Khánh Vân and pianist Hoàng Hồ Thu performed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat Major – K454. Then, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor – Opus 19 was performed by cellist Phan Đỗ Phúc and pianist Lưu Đức Anh – one of the founders of Maestoso. More than duet partners, Thu and Vân are also sisters who have performed together since they first began studying classical music. At the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy in Budapest on full … [Read more...] about Young group brings classical music to fans’ hearts
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Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg Published 9:11 am, Friday, June 15, 2018 The Justice Department plans to review agreements that determine how songwriters are paid by radio stations, restaurants and streaming services, a move that could affect billions in royalties doled out each year. Makan Delrahim, the top antitrust official at the Department of Justice, signaled in a speech Wednesday that he was examining the so-called consent decrees. And people familiar with the matter say the department has communicated its plans in discussions with music-industry executives. The Justice Department also has scheduled additional meetings in the coming weeks, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. The Justice Department declined to comment on the meetings. Consent decrees govern payments collected by go-between groups ASCAP and BMI that are later routed to songwriters or their publishers. While previous efforts to reform the system haven't been … [Read more...] about With billions at stake, U.S. to review 1940s-era music rules
The contest, which took place on May 3-6, has attracted the participation of 30 outstanding pianists aged from 18 to 37 from Russia, Italy, France, UK, Ukraine, Japan, China, Vietnam and others. The candidates have won several prestigious awards at international piano competitions around the globe. The jury panel includes five respected members in the international academic arena of arts namely Olivier Cazal from France, Mario Coppola from Italy, Giuseppe Gullotta from Italy, Sofya Gulyak from Russia and Wang Xin from China. Pianist Luu Hong Quang successfully performed the masterpieces “Etude Tableaux op.33-9” (Rachmaninoff), “Apres une lecture de Dante” (Liszt) in the preliminary rounds and “Alborada del Gracioso” (Ravel), “Sonata Op.2 - N3” (Beethoven), “2 poems op.32” (Scriabin), and “Mephisto waltz” (Liszt) in the next rounds. The first prize belonged to a contestant from Russia while the Italian … [Read more...] about Vietnamese pianist wins high prize at Italian piano competition
Instrumental in Kenneth Poe’s success has been his care and commitment to excellence. In December 2017, the longtime band and jazz band director at Old Donation School earned accolades as one of the top three Music and Arts National Music Educators of the Year.The competition included college level to elementary school instructors.“The honor belongs to everyone who’s traveled along the way with me,” said Poe, a Virginia Beach City Public Schools instructor since 1978. “I’ve been blessed with wonderful professionals and students throughout my career.”His path was not what he would have predicted as an undergraduate at the University of Richmond.“I was actually a vocal education major on a swim scholarship,” he said. He also played in the college’s concert and jazz bands, and in a conducting class met his future wife, DeLana, an instrumental education major.They married after college, moved to her hometown of Virginia Beach and … [Read more...] about Longtime Virginia Beach teacher named among America’s top 3 music educators
With gloomy background music and the words "you Social Democrats, you Moderators and those of you in the Swedish media were wrong…” SD party leader Jimmie Åkesson opens his party's campaign video, seen nearly 800,000 times on YouTube since it was uploaded in November. By contrast, a more upbeat campaign video from the Social Democrats, which opens with PM Stefan Löfven saying “we’re moving forward, together” has garnered only 4,000 views over the past three weeks. The number of dislikes on the YouTube video outnumber the likes, 100-63. SD’s YouTube channel has 15,359 subscribers and each video averages 399 engagements. The Social Democrats have just slightly more than 3,000 subscribers and averages only 50 engagements per video. But it’s not just on YouTube that SD has the edge. New figures from media analyst Retriever show that the anti-immigration party is running away from the … [Read more...] about Sweden Democrats nation’s best on social media – but will it transfer to the election?