Music


    • Singing for Mars

      Singing for Mars

      The magnificent jazz artist Gregory Porter, whose new single “Concorde” is an ode to space exploration, is set to perform on Thursday as part of a ceremony marking the launch of NASA’s next-generation rover that will search for signs of habitable conditions on Mars.

      216
    • Lost Rolling Stones song featuring Jimmy Page released

      Lost Rolling Stones song featuring Jimmy Page released

      The Rolling Stones released on Wednesday previously unheard and never before released song called ‘Scarlet’. The track was recorded in October 1974 featuring Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page. The previously unreleased track follows the huge success and acclaim of the Stones' "Living In A Ghost Town" and will feature on the upcoming 4 September multi-format release of Goats Head Soup 2020.

      210
    • 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.

      210
    • 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.

      282
    • 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.

      237
    • 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.

      256
    • 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.

      682
    • 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.

      225