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Media > Tracing The People’s Republic Of Beethoven
January 27th, 2017

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Imagine you’re a teenager in Beijing in the 1960s and ’70s, during the Cultural Revolution. Everything that’s deemed Western and bourgeois is banned — so listening to a 78 rpm recording of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, powerfully transformative as it might [...] more >>

Media > Palestine Youth Orchestra goes places to spread a positive message with its music
December 21st, 2016

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It is lunchtime on a sunny day in the Scottish city of Glasgow, and the general director of The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music is making a thoughtful observation about the aims of its Palestine Youth Orchestra.

Media > Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s ‘The Night Shift’ a hit with younger audiences
October 19th, 2016

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It might be one of the world’s leading period instrument orchestras, but Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) is also one of the most innovative. Since 2006, it has been running a series of casual format late night concerts [...] more >>