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‘Mostly Mozart,’ the fine and the beautiful, and Darrel Ang

ANG with tenor Arthur Espiritu

On many levels, a programming that stays within the territory of the First Viennese School is fiendishly difficult to pull off. The justification of the period relies heavily on the formulations and definitions put forward by scholars from Kiesewetter in the 19th century to Sandberger, Adler and Fischer during the musicological revolution of the 20th.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Fil-Am violin prodigy marks Manila debut Monday night

Bascon: Key to a
good performance
is getting to the
zone where
nothing exists but
you and themusic.

Fourteen-year-old Filipino-American violinist Bradley Bascon debuts in Manila today at Ayala Museum with a program consisting of an E Minor Mozart sonata and a D Minor Wieniawski violin concerto.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Kammerchor Manila sweeps Czech choral contest

KAMMERCHOR Manila performing in Olomouc, Moravia

Kammerchor Manila (KM), choir of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish Church in West Triangle, Quezon City, took the music world by storm when it swept the awards in the 42nd Festival of Songs Olomouc 2014 of the Czech Republic.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Noli, the opera, slated for Kennedy Center before Manila showing


After a successful run in Chicago and New York, Noli Me Tangere, an opera based on Philippine national hero Jose Rizal’s best known novel, will go on stage at the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts here next month, on August 8 and 9.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Licad recital discovers new music venue

ST. BENEDICT Chapel at Ayala Westgrove Height

Music-lovers from Manila discovered a perfect recital venue when pianist Cecile Licad “debuted” at the St. Benedict Chapel in Westgrove Heights in Silang, Cavite, on the eve of Typhoon “Glenda.”

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »