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This year’s Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on January 26.

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...est Tropical Latin Album 3.0 — Marc Anthony Como Te Voy A Olvidar — Los Angeles Azules Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants — Various Artists Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives AMERICAN ROOTS Best Americana Album Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell” Love Has Come For You — Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Buddy And Jim — Buddy...

An orchestra of young musicians from a Paraguayan slum has been touring South America, using instruments constructed entirely from recycled materials

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...o experiment and try to actually create a few.” The documentary is directed by Graham Townsley. The instruments in the orchestra are made from a whole range of old and broken electrical appliances. By using them whole or in part they have been put back together to create new musical instruments that have a unique sound. Related search articles:Landfill Harmonic Hoax junkyard orchestra paraguay...

Oedipe by George Enescu at Bucharest National Opera

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...ember 1 and ends on September 25. During this period lots of cultural events have taken place. Great Orchestra of the World series has gathered world famous orchestras, Residentie Orkest/ The Hague Philharmonic with Christian Badea, Dan Grigore (piano), London Symphony Orchestra with Horia Andreescu, and Nicola Benedetti (violin), London Symphony Orchestra with Nikolai Znaider and Saleem Abboud As...

Nan Weidong and Nan Weiping have been making playable flutes with everything from leeks to carrots

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...e flutes with everything from leeks to carrots Nan Weidong and Nan Weiping make a living from their instruments which have seen them appear on Chinese talent shows and other high-profile performances, which pay up to $8,000 a time. Each does, however, require a new set of instruments, as the vegetables begin to rot after just a few days. The brothers learned to play conventional instruments from...

Romanian Athenaeum is the main venue of George Enescu Festival 2011

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...r, Vivaldi, Chopin, Bach, Schumann, Brahms, Prokofiev will be interpreted. Prestigious world’s orchestras, conductors and soloists will perform at George Enescu Festival 2011. Romanian Athenaeum is the main venue of George Enescu Festival 2011 The Residentie Orkest and Christian Badea, the London Symphony Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti, the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev with the A...

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Horacio Cartes has been sworn in as the president of Paraguay in a ceremony in the capital, Asuncion. In his inaugural speech, multi-millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes, of the centre-right Colorado Party, promised to wage war on poverty. Paraguay is one of the poorest countries in South America. Horacio Cartes, a relative newcomer to politics who had not voted before 2008, was elected with 45...

George Enescu Festival 2011: Magic exists online

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...orge Enescu Festival 2011 LIVE Nicola Benedetti plays at George Enescu Festival 2011 London Symphony Orchestra (Conductor: Horia Andreescu, Soloist: Nicola Benedetti – violin) of Great Orchestras of the World series is performing Glazunov’s  Concerto for violin and orchestra and Mahler’s Symphony no. 6 Nicola Benedetti, 24, a pretty Scottish violinist plays a 1723 Stradivarius that too...

Simon Rattle has announced that he will leave as chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra after his contract expires in 2018

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Simon Rattle has announced that he will leave as chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra after his contract expires in 2018. Sir Simon Rattle, who joined the orchestra in 2002, admitted it had not been an “easy decision”. “In 2018 I will be nearly 64 years old,” the British conductor said. “As a Liverpool boy, it is impossible not to think of the Beatles...

Horacio Cartes has been elected as the new president of Paraguay

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...217;s disputed impeachment of President Fernando Lugo. Regional bodies Mercosur and Unasur suspended Paraguay over the issue. Horacio Cartes won 45.8% of the votes, compared to 36.9% for Efrain Alegre of the governing Liberal Party. Efrain Alegre conceded defeat shortly after the results were announced. In his victory speech, Horacio Cartes said that that he would lead Paraguay in “a new dir...

Guitarist and ethnomusicologist Bob Brozman was found dead aged 59 at his home in Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz County, CA, on April 23

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...’s passion for National Guitars led him to build a large collection of these attractive art-deco era instruments. After receiving a letter from the then-88-year-old inventor John Dopyera, Bob Brozman visited and became good friends with John and his family. This led to further research, and in 1993 Bob Brozman’s massive work The History And Artistry Of National Resonator Instruments was published...

Steven Tyler lost two teeth after a serious fall in his hotel shower in Paraguay

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Steven Tyler, Aerosmith frontman and “American Idol” judge was hospitalized in Paraguay and released after a serious fall in his hotel bathroom, when he lost two teeth, cut his eyebrow and mouth. Steven Tyler, 63, was staying at the Bourbon Hotel in Asuncion, Paraguay, where he was due to perform a concert tonight with his band, Aerosmith Aerosmith was in Paraguay to perform at a rock...

Kurt Masur, 84, lost his balance while conducting the National Orchestra of France on Thursday night

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Kurt Masur, the former principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is recovering in hospital after falling off the stage at a concert in Paris. Kurt Masur, 84, lost his balance while conducting the National Orchestra of France on Thursday night. According to the orchestra’s website, Kurt Masur is expected to be released soon. France’s president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has...

The Vienna Philharmonic orchestra is expected to publish details of its history during the Nazi era in response to accusations of a cover-up

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The Vienna Philharmonic orchestra is expected to publish details of its history during the Nazi era in response to accusations of a cover-up. The orchestra has come under fire for not acknowledging alleged links to the Nazis. The Vienna Philharmonic orchestra says it will also give more details about a ring of honor it presented to Baldur von Schirach, a Nazi governor of Vienna. Baldur von Schira...

Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic orchestra music director, stopped the orchestra in its tracks when a mobile phone went off during a performance

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Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic orchestra music director, stopped the orchestra in its tracks when a mobile phone went off during a performance. Alan Gilbert was so appalled by the continuing distraction during one of the most poignant parts of the performance that he brought the musicians to a standstill. The phone’s Marimba ring-tone went off from a front row seat of New York’s Av...

Concert-goers at Orchestra Hall in Chicago were all stunned Thursday because of two men who were fist fighting in one of the boxes during a Brahms preformance

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Concert-goers at Orchestra Hall in Chicago were all stunned Thursday because of two men who were fist fighting in one of the boxes during a Brahms preformance. Maestro Riccardo Muti was nearly through the second movement of Brahms Symphony No. 2 at the normally staid Chicago Symphony Orchestra when the two patrons went at it. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that the fight began when a man...

Governments in Latin America have reacted angrily to the impeachment of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo in the wake of a land dispute scandal

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...ntine President Cristina Fernandez had said her country “would not validate the coup” in Paraguay. Governments in Latin America have reacted angrily to the impeachment of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo in the wake of a land dispute scandal President Cristina Fernandez also said that the South American trade bloc, Mercosur, would take “appropriate measures” at next week...

Paraguayan presidential candidate Lino Oviedo has died in a helicopter crash

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Paraguayan presidential candidate Lino Oviedo has died in a helicopter crash. Lino Oviedo, a 69-year-old retired general, was running for Paraguay’s third largest party in April’s presidential election. He had been involved in politics for decades, helping lead the coup which overthrew the military ruler Alfredo Stroessner in 1989. Lino Oviedo was returning from a rally when his helic...

Romanian pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa was found dead in her apartment in Vienna, Austria

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...rich and in the renowned Carnegie Hall in New York. She had also been welcomed as a guest soloist by orchestras such as the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, Mozarteum Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna Symphony Orchestra. In 2010, her debut solo album, Piano & Forte won the ECHO Klassik award for Solo Recording of the Year. Mihaela Ursuleasa’ s...

Jose Manuel Riella and Martina Lopez from Paraguay have got married in a religious ceremony after living together for 80 years

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Jose Manuel Riella and Martina Lopez from Paraguay have got married in a religious ceremony after living together for 80 years. From his wheelchair, Jose Manuel Riella, 103, promised his eternal love to Martina Lopez, his 99-year-old bride, who wore a long white dress. The wedding was held in the couple’s garden, where an altar had been set up. Jose Manuel Riella and Martina Lopez from Par...

Claudio Abbado was born into a musical family in Milan in 1933 and trained at the Milan Conservatoire before studying under Hans Swarowsky in Vienna

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...several recent performances and appearances due to ill health. He also conducted the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) between 1979 and 1988. Claudio Abbado won plaudits for his LSO concerts of his favorite composer, Gustav Mahler. He was also musical director of Vienna’s Staatsoper from 1986 to 1991 and a guest conductor at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In 1989, Claudio Abbado was elected h...

David Garrett played Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal at George Enescu Festival 2011

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...den little chains and having a kind of bun-bow-tie-tail of his blond hair.   The Romanian Youth Orchestra conducted by Christian Mandeal rendered an exciting performance of George Enescu‘s Rhapsody no.1, followed by applause and cheers, then David Garrett appeared on the stage joyfully welcomed. Concerto for violin and orchestra (Beethoven), Firebird (Stravinsky), La Valse (Ravel) were...

Ariel Castro had spools of barbed wired tossed about his backyard alongside heavy metal chains and rolls of tarp that he used to hide his neighbor's view

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Ariel Castro had spools of barbed wired tossed about his backyard alongside heavy metal chains and rolls of tarp that he used to hide his neighbor’s view, new photographs reveal. The collection of discarded items piled up in the garden of the “house of horrors” come in stark contrast to the discarded Barbie bicycle that was likely used by Jocelyn, the daughter Ariel Castro fathered with Ama...

Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI), one of Europe's main contributions to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is built and ready to ship to the US

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...opean (ESA) and Canadian (CSA) space agencies. Europe is providing two of the telescope’s four instruments and the Ariane rocket to put it in orbit. MIRI is arguably the most versatile of the four instruments, with a much wider range of detectable wavelengths than its peers (5-28 microns). Fundamentally, it is a camera system that will produce pictures of the cosmos. But it also carries a co...

Hyon Song-wol, long-term mistress of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was executed by firing squad along with 11 others

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...orea’s policy of “guilt by association”. Hyon Song-wol, a singer in North Korea’s famed Unhasu Orchestra, was killed along with 11 other members of the orchestra and the Wangjaesan Light Music Band, another popular state-run music group, according to a report in The Chosun Ilbo, South Korea’s largest daily newspaper. The report, which cites an anonymous source in China, says the group...

George Enescu Festival 2011 celebrates George Enescu 130th birthday anniversary

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...rform its first concert in 1904 and since then it has become  one of the Netherlands’ major symphony orchestras.   Christian Badea, Romanian opera and symphonic conductor,  studied at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg (with Herbert von Karajan) and at the Juilliard School of Music in New York (with Leonard Bernstein). He has conducted Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, La Orquesta Nacional de España...