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‘Rondalla’ goes global

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The 4th International Rondalla (Plucked String) Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines saw local and foreign bands interacting and collaborating in performances, all true to the festival theme this year “Kuwerdas ng Pagkakaisa (Strings of Unity).”

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Pianist Aries Caces stuns UP audience

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Pianist Aries Caces stunned his listeners in a recent concert presented by the University of the Philippines College of Music at the UP Abelardo Hall.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Korean soprano Sumi Jo conquers Manila

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SUMI Jo presents donation for “Yolanda” victims to Margaret Sheehan of Unicef.

Korean soprano Sumi Jo held music lovers in the palm of her hand during her Manila debut at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura in Taguig City.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ingrid Sala Santamaria, Cebu Philharmonic mount rousing concert for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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PIANIST Santamaria with Cebu Philharmonic Orchestra

Cebu City’s musicians pooled their talent and mounted a concert for the benefit of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” victims in northern Cebu.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Concert in honor of birth centenary of National Artist Lucio San Pedro slated at Tanghalang Pasigueño Dec. 3

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FAITH Baptist Singers and Coro Pasigueño

In celebration of the birth centenary of National Artist for Music Lucio San Pedro, the Pasig City Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PCEMPC), with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), will present a choral concert featuring the maestro’s works and arrangements on Dec. 3, 6 p.m., at Tanghalang Pasigueño.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

St. Stephen’s Parish choirs sing anthems of hope and glory

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The Episcopalian St. Stephen’s Parish is celebrating this year its 110th founding anniversary. Established in 1903 by the American Episcopal Church representatives headed by Bishop Henry Brent, it belongs to the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘The Legends and the Classics’: An awesome reprise

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CECILE Licad, LisaMacuja, Gerard Salonga, Lea Salonga. JOJO MAMANGUN

Diva Lea Salonga, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and virtuoso pianist Cecile Licad once more awed music and dance lovers in their repeat performance of “The Legends and the Classics” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Violinist Saraza and MSO deliver powerful concert

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The MAnila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) continues to awe its listeners.

Posted: August 26th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

PPO’s new concert season promises to be ‘a season of difference’

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PPO MUSIC director Olivier Ochanine

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) will open its 31st Concert Season on Sept. 6 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Santamaria, Reyes open 23rd Romantic Piano Concerto series in PWU

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PIANISTS Ingrid Santamaria and Reynaldo Reyes

Indefatigable duo pianists Ingrid Sala Santamaria and Reynaldo Reyes mesmerized anew their listeners in their 23rd Romantic Piano Concerto Journey recently at the newly installed Recital Hall of the Philippine Women’s University’s (PWU) School of Music.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Debonaire MSO plays elegantly in concert with Belgian musicians

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TOP, trumpet soloist Mellaerts in solid rapport with MSO

The Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) recently gave the second concert of its season at the BDO Francisco Santiago Hall.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

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