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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

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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

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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 »

Fukumura, Wang & Saint-Saens in PPO December show

Yoshikazu Fukumura 2a

THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performs with featured cellist Ray Wang on December 13, at 8 pm under the baton of Japanese conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japanese violinist Kazuhiro Takagi in concert at CCP

Kazuhiro Takagi. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents violinist Kazuhiro Takagi on December 10 at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) at 7:30 pm. Assisting pianist is Josue Greg Zuniega.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japanese maestro Ozawa to make August comeback

Seiji Ozawa. AFP

Acclaimed Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa is to return to the podium this year, officials said Tuesday, after more than a year out of the limelight during his battle with cancer.

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

Thirty Christmases ago, Sarah Caldwell mounted ‘Magic Flute’ in Manila

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A curious chapter in the autobiography of National Artist for Music Lucrecia Kasilag revealed the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ best-kept opera-production figure.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

California, Boston critics rave about Licad’s Liszt and Chopin

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CECILE Licad with Gerard Salonga, Lea Salonga and Lisa Macuja Elizalde. Their first team-up is this year’s Aliw Awards’ choice as Best Concert Collaboration.

Filipino pianist Cecile Licad continued her phenomenal mastery of the Chopin and Liszt repertoire with another electrifying recital in California and Boston.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Alaska inmates find identity in orchestra

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In this Nov. 17, 2012, photo, Sarah Jane Coffman practices the viola with the Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility Orchestra in Eagle River, Alaska. After serving a 14-year sentence for murder, Sarah Jane Coffman, a founding member of the women's string orchestra at the prison in 2003, will debut as a citizen member when the two annual holiday concerts are held Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

After serving a 14-year sentence for murder, no one would have expected Sarah Jane Coffman to go anywhere near the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center once she was released.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

German composer Hans Werner Henze dies at 86

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German avant-garde composer Hans Werner Henze is photographed in Essen, Germany. Henze's publisher says he has died at 86. (AP FILE PHOTO/dapd/Lennart Preiss

German composer Hans Werner Henze, whose prolific and wide-ranging work included a wealth of operas and 10 symphonies, died Saturday, his publisher said. He was 86.

Posted: October 27th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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