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Sir Simon Rattle presents people’s concert in Trafalgar Square

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Trafalgar Square will be transformed into a giant music stage for Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra to present BMW CLASSICS on Sunday 1 July 2018. This free summer concert marks the renewal of a continuing, long-term partnership between BMW and the London Symphony Orchestra, bringing access to world-class music to everyone in one of the world’s most iconic public spaces. With an audience in the square of up to 10,000 people, the concert will be live streamed for the first time exclusively on YouTube, making the concert acces... Read More »

Deutsche Post DHL Group to continue as main sponsor of the Beethovenfest Bonn international music festival

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“For many years, we have provided support to institutions and organizations that have committed themselves to maintaining and advancing the legacy of Ludwig van Beethoven,” said Christof Ehrhart, Executive Vice President Corporate Communications and Responsibility at Deutsche Post DHL Group. “Furthermore, the ‘Encounters’ series, which was devised in cooperation with Beethovenfest Bonn, is intended to play a role in creating a high-quality classical music concert experience in a brand new form which will appeal to new and established audiences ... Read More »

BMW Welt Jazz Award 2018 in April

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The concept band Beady Belle of singer Beate S. Lech and bassist Marius Reksjø first saw the light of day in 1999 with keyboarder and head of label Bugge Wesseltoft. The band’s seven very successful albums featuring guests such as Jamie Cullum and India.Arie, are a testament to its creative potential and continued progress. Its program for a trio, “On My Own” is an intimate work centered around Lech’s powerful voice and her stunning ability to modulate. On April 8, Beady Belle will delight its audience with a grooving sextet, set up to also per... Read More »

Visiting the museum with Volkswagen: free access to Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin

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The Volkswagen Group deepens its cultural engagement and its collaboration with Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin with the introduction of “VOLKSWAGEN ART 4 ALL”, a new opportunity for people to explore the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin free of charge. Further to the premiere on 5th April, the collection and exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhof can be enjoyed during a free visit between 4 and 8 pm on the first Thursday of every month. The “VOLKSWAGEN ART 4 ALL” programme also includes guided tours in different langua... Read More »

Machine learning meets culture

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Art Palette From interior design to fashion, color plays a fundamental role in expression, communicating personality, mood and emotion. Art Palette lets you choose a color palette, and using a combination of computer vision algorithms, it matches artworks from cultural institutions from around the world with your selected hues. See how Van Gogh's Irises share a connection of color with a 16th century Iranian folio and Monet’s water lilies. You can also snap a photo of your outfit today or your home decor and can click through to learn about th... Read More »

Simple music-making for everyone

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For this year’s Music in Our Schools Month, we’ve added a new experiment to the website called Song Maker. It’s a simple way for anyone to make a song, then share it with a link—no need to log in or make an account. Anyone can instantly hear what you made, and even riff on it to make their own song. It lives on the web, so you don’t need to install any apps to try it. And, it works across devices—phones, tablets, computers. Check it out here and have fun making some music. ... Read More »

Audi Short Film Award for “Solar Walk”

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Hungarian director Réka Bucsi from Budapest wins the Audi Short Film Award at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival with her film “Solar Walk”. The 29 year old was able to convince the International Short Film Jury with her virtuoso animation film. It follows the journey of individuals and their creations in space. In its series of sequences and situations, “Solar Walk” recalls the liberating effect of automatic writing which was employed by the surrealists in the 1920s as the basis for a new kind of creativity. This year, the central ... Read More »

BMW Art & Culture is calling for applications for the BMW Residency dedicated to Photography, at GOBELINS, the School of Visual Arts Paris

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After 6 years of partnership with the Nicéphore Nièpce Museum, and as the BMW Group just celebrated his 100 years, BMW Group France confirms the new direction of the 2018 Residency through its partnership with GOBELINS, the School of Visual Arts in Paris, for the second consecutive year. For this new edition, BMW, which has always fostered a pioneering spirit, is more than ever putting the emphasis on experimentation. This is why GOBELINS was a natural choice for BMW; the two companies sharing the same values of excellence and innovation. ... Read More »

Sony Corporation and Blue Note Media Group Announce Landmark Sponsorship

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Sony Corporation ("Sony") and Blue Note Media Group ("Blue Note" / "BNMG") - the sponsorship affiliate of Blue Note Entertainment Group, the organization that owns, operates, licenses, and/or programs 10 music venues worldwide including the iconic Blue Note Jazz Club - today announced a landmark strategic sponsorship agreement. As part of the sponsorship, Sony will collaborate with Blue Note to open "Sony Hall," a new music venue in Manhattan, sponsor the annual Blue Note Jazz Festival each June in New York City, as well as other plans to be an... Read More »

Artists and entrepreneurs ignite creativity at Campus Madrid

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Artists and entrepreneurs share a similar challenge—to create something new with limited resources, no instruction manual, and the power of their creative thinking. For seven days, we celebrated unique approaches to this challenge, with a a mind-bending series of artist exhibitions, creative thinking workshops, and community-inspired artwork. We’re grateful to each one of the participating artists and entrepreneurs for sharing their time, expertise and talents with our Campus Madrid community. Since we launched Campus Madrid in 2015, we’ve w... Read More »

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