BENEFIT CONCERT: Palestinian-Austrian singer Marwan Abado plays the oud, or luth, during a concert with his band "Palestine Remains My Melody" on the occasion of UNRWA's 60th anniversary at the Opera House in Damascus. UNRWA is the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.
COMPOSERS WIN:(L-R) Composer Michael Giacchino, best known for his movie scores (The Incredibles, Star Trek, Ratatouille, and UP😉 and composer Bruce Broughton, known for his classical compositions and film scores (Lost in Space, Tombstone, Miracle on 34th Street, Silverado) pose at the AMPAS' 15th Annual Marc Davis Celebration Of Animation 'What's Opera, Doc? Animation and Classical Music' evening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater, in Beverly Hills, California.
THE 12 FINALISTS: Finalists of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition are (L-R) Evgeni Bozhanov of Bulgaria, Takashi Sato of Japan, Kim Da Sol of Korea, Hannes Minnaar of The Netherlands, Denis Kozhukhin of Russia, Yury Favorin of Russia, Andrejs Osokins of Latvia, Yekwon Sunwoo of Korea, Jong-Hai Park of Korea, Kyu Yeon Kim of Korea, Kim Tae-Hyung of Korea, and Claire Huangci of the United States. The 12 will perform until May 29 at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts with the National Orchestra of Belgium under the baton of American conductor Marin Alsop.(