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Princess Marie opens Tønder Festival

  August 30, 2010 at 2:16 am by

Following her patronage of the Tønder Musical Festival last year, Princess Marie was back at the event on August 27th, to open the 2010 edition. In her opening speech, Marie told the crowd, “It’s great to be back!…I look forward to another festival with great music. Have a good festival everybody!” She later walked the festival, mingling with the public and viewing stands and tents. Marie seemed to quite enjoy … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Salma opens the 16th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

  June 7, 2010 at 8:02 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma chaired on Friday in Fez the opening ceremony of the 16th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI by the Spirit of Fez Foundation under the theme “initiatory journey”. Princess Lalla Salma accompanied by Bernadette Chirac and sister of Cambodia’s King Princess Norodom Bopha Devi followed the Festival’s inaugural concert performed by the Royal Ballet of Cambodia. The theme of … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals at the Eurovision Songcontest

  May 30, 2010 at 12:50 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit, her son Marius, Princess Märtha Louise and her husband Ari Behn were among the guests at the Telenor Arena in Oslo to watch the Eurovision Songcontest 2010. After the 25 performances the voting began. As a break entertainment the group Madcon performed their song “Glow”. Previously many people in the audience and all over Europe had learned the official Eurovision dance and danced to the music. Princess … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Attends San Remo Festival

  February 22, 2010 at 1:37 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended the San Remo Music Festival at the Ariston Theater in San Remo, Italy on February 17, 2010 to rally support for the 1GOAL global education campaign. Looking fabulous in a evening gown in black and white designed by Giorgio Armani Privé, Jordan’s Queen Rania was the guest of honour of the Festival. During an exclusive live interview with San Remo host Antonella Clerici, … Continue reading

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Haakon and Marius attend Benefit Concert for Haiti

  January 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm by

On January 24th 2010 Crown Prince Haakon and Marius Borg Hoiby attended a benefit concert for earthquake victims in Haiti at the Opera in Oslo. Prince Haakon was impressed by the spirit of voluntary work and told the newspaper VG that he was deeply affected by the pictures showing the destructions and misery in Haiti. The concert in the Opera House was sold out and more then 700,000 $ have … Continue reading

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Prince Laurent Kicks Off Music For Life

  December 18, 2009 at 2:56 pm by

As has been a custom for many years now, Belgian radio station Studio Brussel started their annual Christmas programme “Music For Life”, in which people can ask to broadcast any song they want to hear, and they can choose how much they want to pay for it. The money they collect this way is always given to a charity. Three radio presenters stay continuously in a glass house from Friday … Continue reading

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2009 Royal Variety Performance

  December 13, 2009 at 7:11 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh attended the 2009 Royal Variety Performance on December 7th, in Blackpool. The star-studded bash, hosted by comedian Peter Kay, included performances by Bette Midler, Canadian crooner Michael Bublé, singer Mika and the winner of X-Factor Alexandra Burke. But it was two American starlets who stole the show, through their risqué and “outlandish” performances – Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga. While … Continue reading

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Wyclef Jean: “Where’s the Princess?”

  December 13, 2009 at 6:23 am by

On Friday night the Crown Princely couple of Norway and Mette-Marit’s son Marius attend the Nobel Peace Prize concert at Oslo Spektrum. The artists from celebrated Barack Obama- this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize- and wanted to spread a message of peace. The Nobel Concert was hosted for the eleventh time and was presented by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Among the artists were Alexander Rybak ,this … Continue reading

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Ari Behn Gets His Revenge

  December 3, 2009 at 7:40 am by

In a music video for the new song of a Norwegian group, Ari Behn, husband of Princess Märtha Louise, makes a special guest appearance. He plays a cowboy in the music video of the “Penthouse Playboys”. The audience can see the following scene: In a classic Western setting you can see pistols at high noon between a sheriff and a deadly stranger. When the stranger takes off his hat you … Continue reading

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Members Belgian Royal Family attend the Autumn Concert

  October 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm by

The King, the Queen, Princess Astrid, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended the Autumn Concert at the Royal Palace in Brussels yesterday. The Autumn Concert is organized in collaboration with the Festival of Flanders and the Festival of the Walloon Region. The Festival of the Walloon Region (Festival de Wallonie) is an annual event that offers 70 concerts in 4 parts of the Walloon Region and in Brussels. The common … Continue reading

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Sound of the Dynasty: music written by Romanovs to be performed for the first time

  October 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm by

Music written by members of the Romanov dynasty is to be performed for the first time on October 20, during the concert that will take place in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Among the pieces to be performed are polkas, songs, marches, ballads and romances written by Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich and Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna (wife of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich, second son of Nicholas I), … Continue reading

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Birgit Nilsson Prize 2009

  October 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm by

Today Swedish King Carl Gustaf awarded the Spanish opera tenor and conductor Placido Domingo with the first Birgit Nilsson Prize, created by late Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson. The Birgit Nilsson Prize was handed out during a ceremony at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm on October 13, 2009. Queen Silvia also attended the ceremony. The prize is worth 1 million dollars and is one of the biggest prizes in classical … Continue reading

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Polar Music Prize 2009

  September 1, 2009 at 11:48 am by

Yesterday evening King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria attended the annual Polar Music Prize. This year’s winners of the Prize were José Antonio Abreu & El Sistema Citation and Peter Gabriel Citation. You can read something about the winners at the official homepage of the Polar Music Prize, which can be found here: Polar Music Prize 2009 After the ceremony a banquet was hosted at Grand … Continue reading

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Duchess of Kent Honors Young Musicians

  August 7, 2009 at 2:14 pm by

The Duchess of Kent was treated to a special concert at the Ryedale Festival tea party. Young musicians from the Future Talent Champions charity played a concert for over 100 people at the Kirkby Misperton Village Hall. Ken Overton, who is the festival’s chairperson told the Gazette Herald, “the concert was fantastic and very emotional. Each of the young people who played have started to achieve, but haven’t reached the … Continue reading

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First Patronage for Princess Marie

  August 3, 2009 at 2:56 am by

The Tønder Festival was announced by the Danish Royal Court as the first patronage of HRH Princess Marie. The annual folk music festival, which takes place in the southern-Danish city of Tønder neighbouring Marie’s home at Schackenborg Castle, has been running since 1975. The festival traditionally runs on the last weekend of August each year, the dates for this year’s concert being August 27-30. As well as local Danish artists, … Continue reading

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Royal Ladies at QEC 2009 Luncheon

  May 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm by

Queen Fabiola, Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid and her husband, Archduke Lorenz, and Princess Claire had lunch today with the jury members of the Queen Elisabeth Competition – Violin, of which the semi-finals were performed yesterday evening. The lunch was hosted at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Queen Fabiola is the patron lady of the Competition. This year, members of the jury include Jaime Laredo and Martin Beaver. The Queen Elisabeth … Continue reading

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Japanese Crown Prince Performing Beethoven

  May 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm by

On Sunday, when the Shunyukai Symphony Orchestra performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Tokyo, Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan played the viola. (Article) This has been the sixth time for the prince to perform in the amateur orchestra, of which he is an honorary member. The prince who is known to be passionately fond of music also sometimes plays viola in the orchestra of Gakushuin University, his old school in Tokyo, … Continue reading

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William & Harry’s Sound Relief Message to Disaster Victims

  March 16, 2009 at 12:21 am by

The rain couldn’t keep the Melbournians away from the MCG on Saturday, likewise the SCG in Sydney; to attend the sold-out Sound Relief concert to benefit the victims of last month’s Victorian Black Saturday bushfires and the Queensland floods. And it wasn’t only the top-grade music line-up to receive rapturous applause: when Princes William and Harry appeared on the big screens in both venues via a pre-recorded video, the crowds … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Jean Attends Concert

  February 17, 2009 at 6:31 am by

Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Jean, father of Grand Duke Henri, attended the concert “OPL meets UGDA, music through time and space”; organised by the Union Grand-Duc Adolphe. This is his first public engagement of 2009. Read more about Grand Duke Jean in this thread.

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