Concert Hour is your ticket to the German classical music festival scene. From the Schwetzingen Festival to the Bayreuth Festival, the Bachfest in Leipzig and the Beethovenfest in Bonn, we have the picks of the season: two hours of music renewed every two weeks. Along with host Rick Fulker, the musicians themselves are on hand to give their insights into the events and the music. This time, selections from the annual Beethoven Week in the composer's hometown. Listen to audio 54:59 Concert Hour: Beethoven Week, part two The Beethoven Week takes place only feet away from where the composer was born. Now known as the Beethoven House, it houses a sleek, modern chamber music hall from which this Deutsche Welle Festival Concert comes to you. Welcome to a program with the Sitkovetzky Trio. Unlike many chamber music formations that meet ad hoc and on short notice, the Sitkovetzky Trio is a permanent ensemble. Cellist Isang Enders explained: "We are all individually … [Read more...] about Concert Hour visits the Beethoven Week
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She's the brains behind the score and lyrics of the stage production of Muriel's Wedding. And now Australian musician Kate Miller-Heidke has a wild new project - headlining the Twilight at Taronga concerts - which she said had 'always been a fantasy of mine.' The 36-year-old singer songwriter will play with a string quartet at Sydney's Zoo in February as will legendary rockers Neil and Liam Finn and The Lemonheads. 'It's always been a fantasy of mine!' Muriel's Wedding the musical composer Kate Miller-Heidke reveals her wild next project Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Kate said of her performance at Twilight: 'It looks so magical. I can't think of a more gorgeous setting and the animals add an extra element.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Not terrible at all! Theatre-goers take to Twitter to rave... 'It is such a huge responsibility not to betray everybody':... Stage-bound: Iconic movie Muriel's Wedding set to become a... Doing it for the fans! Kate … [Read more...] about ‘It’s always been a fantasy of mine!’ Muriel’s Wedding the musical composer Kate Miller-Heidke reveals her wild new project
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (R) receives Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie on November 22 (Photo: baochinhphu.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung met with Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie on November 22, asking the diplomat to further promote the two countries’ exchanges, especially economic and trade cooperation. At the meeting in Hanoi, Deputy PM Dung said the Vietnam-Australia strategic partnership is flourishing, affirming that Vietnam treasures this partnership and considers it a priority in its foreign policy. Bilateral trade reached 7.7 billion USD in 2018, up 19.3 percent from 2017, with nearly 4 billion USD in exports and over 3.7 billion USD in imports by Vietnam. Australia now has 425 investment projects worth over 1.84 billion USD in the Southeast Asian nation, ranking 19th among the 128 foreign investors here. Meanwhile, Vietnam has poured 255.8 million USD into 47 projects in Australia, according to him. … [Read more...] about Deputy PM hopes for stronger Vietnam-Australia economic links
SAMSUNG may be preparing another foldable phone – despite the first model's bungled launch. A so-called Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 has been tipped to land in April with a much cheaper price tag. The Galaxy Fold went on sale on September 6, months after the planned April launch. Its original debut was cancelled after test samples given to gadget reviewers quickly broke apart. Units of the half-phone half-tablet quickly sold out, with some buyers paying nearly double to resellers for the £1,900 phone. Now financial news agency The Bell – from Samsung's South Korea homeland – reports that a Galaxy Fold 2 is on the way.Samsung is reportedly building the device under the codename Bloom. And this device is "expected to be released in April next year". Samsung typically launches new smartphones in March/April, so this wouldn't be a huge surprise. Early rumours have suggested the device will use a smaller 6.7-inch screen.That's down from the 7.3-inch display on the current … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 folding phone ‘to launch in April’ and could cost £380 less than first model, experts say
Imagine for a second that the Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun drama played out in the music business last week was an orchestrated PR campaign. I don’t say that because I believe that it was one, you understand. I say it because, hypothetically, if it was one, it really couldn’t have gone much better. According to Google Trends, the peak of search interest for “Taylor Swift” in the past three months came on April 26th, with the release of her comeback single, “ME!,” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco. “ME!” made a reasonable impact for a high-level superstar’s grand return but, thanks to Lil Nas X, failed to reach the top spot on the biggest U.S. pop charts. Since then, Google search-wise, Team Swift haven’t managed to recapture this initial burst of popularity — even with follow-up new single, “You Need to Calm Down,” which arrived on June 14th, and its much-discussed, LGBTQ-allying video. On July … [Read more...] about What’s Scooter Braun Doing?