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‘Suite Española’ to fuse classical music and flamenco singing

The Embassy of Spain in the Philippines will present “Suite Española” (Spanish Suite), an original performance which combines classical music and flamenco singing in search of a common ground, on June 7, 7:30 p.m., at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Admission is free.

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

Bass-baritone Cruz joins graduation recital

RAINIER Arthur Pinto Cruz

Bass-baritone Rainier Arthur P. Cruz will be performing a scene from the opera, “L’Elisir d’Amore,” by Gaetano Donizetti, as Dulcamara, in the graduation recital of his student, Elijah John Marquez, at the Dalisay Aldaba Hall, University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman, Quezon City.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Pittsburgh symphony considers return trip to Iran


The last U.S. orchestra to perform in Iran is considering what would be a groundbreaking return this year.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Once-stolen Stradivarius sells for £1.3 million

A French chemist checks a Stradivarius violin at the restoration and research laboratory of the Musee de la Musique in Paris. AFP

A rare Stradivarius violin, which was once stolen and offered for just £100 ($162, 118 euros) by thieves, sold at auction in Britain on Wednesday for £1.3 million ($2.3 million, 1.6 million euros).

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Spanish classical music concert marks 5th centennial of European sighting of the Pacific

SPANISH violinist Raquel Rivera and pianist Maria Luz Rivera

On the occasion of the 5th centennial of the arrival of the Europeans to the Pacific Ocean, Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish Embassy present the piano and violin concert “From Acapulco to Manila: Spanish Music Across Two Oceans.”

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »