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‘Danzas’ at CCP features outstanding pianists Dalandan, Fernandez

FILIPINO pianists Rene Dalandan and Marites Fernandez with a score

The Cultural Center of the Philippines with the Gilopez Kabayao Foundation, Inc. presents pianists Rene Dalandan and Marites Fernandez, in “DANZAS: A Duo Piano Concert,” on Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, CCP Little Theater.

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

Rowena Arrieta sets comeback recitals

PIANIST Oliver Salonga. In between tough recital demands and equally tough doctoral requirements

Rowena Arrieta is an outstanding graduate of the Philippine High School of the Arts (PHSA) from the late ’70s. She became the first and the last Tchaikovsky laureate of the Moscow-based international piano competition.

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

[VIDEO] Ten-year-old visually-impaired boy sings the blues in viral video


Felix De St-Hilaire, 10, from Quebec was born blind but he sings and plays blues guitar, making music in the style of B.B. King, Charley Patton and Robert Johnson – and he does it all by ear, according to local media.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A thoroughly moving Schumann song cycle


Song cycles are not the most popular programs in Manila’s concert scene, as a result, they are seldom heard.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Another serving of Hotdog


It may have been some 40 years since the seminal band Hotdog burst on the scene and served up music never before heard over Philippine airwaves, but the power of this group led by brothers Dennis and Rene Garcia to get people on their feet and dancing has hardly diminished.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »