• Iconic Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

      Iconic Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

      The renowned Italian composer, Ennio Morricone, most famous for his film music, died on Sunday at the age of 91. He became a legend with the soundtracks he created for the so-called Spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s, and has composed about 500 scores for film and TV over more than 50 years.

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    • Romantic summer with Sofia Philharmonic

      Romantic summer with Sofia Philharmonic

      The Sofia Philharmonic and the National Art Gallery are inviting music fans to a series of concerts at the atrium of the gallery's Square 500 building. The events will be held on Fridays, starting at 6.30pm, from 3 July until 7 August. This cultural space will echo with the sounds of masterpieces of chamber orchestra music performed by various groups of the Sofia Philharmonic.

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    • Bob Dylan releases first original album in 8 years

      Bob Dylan releases first original album in 8 years

      The US folk and rock legend and Nobel winner Bob Dylan released his first album of original songs in eight years on Friday, AFP reported. "Rough and Rowdy Ways" is Dylan’s first collection of new material since "Tempest" in 2012, although he has released a number of cover albums in the interim.

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    • Music celebrates  returning on stage

      Music celebrates returning on stage

      The European music celebrates a restart with the 31st Ravenna festival, which will kick off on 21 June with a concert by the Giovanile Cherubini Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti. It is the first festival not directed by Cristina Mazzavillani Muti, who is now honorary president, and features a programme of 40 events running until 30 July, ANSA reported. They will all take place with full respect of the measures imposed due to the Covid-19 emergency, in the open theatre at the Rocca Brancaleone castle.

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    • Jose Carreras guest stars in Opera D'amore

      Jose Carreras guest stars in Opera D'amore

      Jose Carreras is set to guest star in the Opera D'amore show scheduled for 19 December in Sofia. “The great tenor will make an appearance at an unexpected time with an unexpected repertoire,” the organisers said. Given that Carreras has not taken part in opera shows in the past seven to eight years, his presence will be incorporated in an extremely interesting and never-before-seen way, the organisers explained.

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    • Opera returns to Vienna with hotel 'window concert'

      Opera returns to Vienna with hotel 'window concert'

      Deserted by tourists, a hotel in Vienna gave itself a temporary one-night-only makeover, turning itself into an outdoor concert hall. The guest bedrooms, which have stood empty during the coronavirus lockdown, were transformed into opera boxes for an evening, and the hotel courtyard into a stage to create a rare moment of joy in the city of music on Saturday.

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    • Sofia Philharmonic salutes Europe

      Sofia Philharmonic salutes Europe

      Some 93 orchestra players and choir singers with the Sofia Philharmonic participated in a performance of the Anthem of Europe, with each of them recording their part at home. Maestro Nayden Todorov, conductor and director of the orchestra, recorded his bit in front of Yoan Leviev’s monumental mural Man and Peace displayed in Hall 8 of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia – an artwork whose message relates to freedom, unity and all the other values bringing us together, especially in trying days like these.

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    • Maestro Nayden Todorov: Music is my destiny

      Maestro Nayden Todorov: Music is my destiny

      Live concerts and concerts streamed online are two completely different experiences that have different impact on people. They should not be compared and contrasted. Let us also not forget that we are living in the 21st century. The exact opposite may actually happen - concerts streamed online may help us reach audiences who, without necessarily having a good idea of it, have until now thought of our art form as obsolete, says Maestro Nayden Todorov in an interview to EUROPOST.

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    • Artists worldwide penning songs about quarantine life

      Artists worldwide penning songs about quarantine life

      With masks over their mouths and gloves on their hands, country superstar Luke Combs and his band went to a music studio - in separate rooms - and recorded a new song reflecting the mood of a world dramatically altered by the spreading coronavirus. Singing lyrics like “I miss my mom, I miss my dad,” Combs performed “Six Feet Apart,” a song he wrote on 14 April during a Zoom writing session with songwriters Brent Cobb and Rob Snyder.

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