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To mark its 88th year, Manila Symphony Orchestra puts up music academy


The Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is celebrating its 88th anniversary. Established in 1926 by the Viennese conductor, Alexander Lippay, it is one of the first orchestras founded in Asia.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Ingrid Sala Santamaria’s eternal Spring

INGRID Sala Santamaria withmembers of theManila Symphony Orchestra at her concert on June 12 in Tondo, Manila

The winter of her career in classical music that Ingrid Sala Santamaria herself refers to has been a truly busy one; it’s been concentrated on preparations for an eternal Spring.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

MSO in concert with distinguished Mozart interpreters July 11

CECILE Licad. Showcasing the seldom-heard program.

The power of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, the beauty of a Mozart concerto, and two seldom-heard Mozart arias are the top attractions of the July 11 concert of Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) under the baton of Darrell Ang at Philippine Stock Exchange Auditorium, Tektite Tower, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

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

Ingrid Sala Santamaria releases CD of romantic concertos

INGRID Sala Santamaria with her children Cecile, Crispy, Kathy and Joey, with Fr. Romel Cruz (third from right)

Ingrid Sala Santamaria breezed into town on June 18, and checked in at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel. Next day at 10 a.m. she held court at the hotel’s lobby lounge with friends from the Cebu media.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Memories haunt me from Manila to Catanduanes

AUTHOR Pablo Tariman sitting in the hallway of the old Metropoolitan Theater

At 65, I’m susceptible to nostalgia. It comes anytime in my workaday world, like when riding the MRT-LRT trains from my Pasig home to various offices to claim my contributor’s checks.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »