Anne-Sophie Mutter | Athens | June 12

Acclaimed German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, who started her career under the wing of the legendary Herbert von Karajan, is set to appear at the Herod Atticus Theater as part of the Athens-Epidaurus Festival ( The world-class musician is joined by a string ensemble from her foundation and other selected young musicians. 

Ayvalık Music Festival to start on June 8

AIMA Music Festival, organized by the Ayvalık International Music Academy (AIMA), will start on June 8 with a concert by O DA TEKFEN Brass Band. The event will present a feast of classical music and jazz, featuring a total of 12 concerts free of charge at the Ayvalık Municipality Büyük Park Amphitheater through Sept 24.

Freddie Mercury’s draft lyrics unveiled

A trove of Freddie Mercury's previously unseen handwritten draft lyrics for some of Queen's biggest hits goes on show Thursday in New York, ahead of their sale in London later this year.

The manuscripts include working drafts for "Bohemian Rhapsody," which Mercury initially planned to call "Mongolian Rhapsody," "Don't Stop Me Now" and "Somebody to Love."