By Antonio C. Hila
The Philippine Montessori Center Instrumental Ensemble (PMCIE) and the Temple Hill International School Music Ensemble (Thisme), together with the Philippine Madrigal Singers, and with the special participation of marimba player Thristan “Tum-Tum” U. Mendoza, gave a rousing farewell concert at Meralco Theater recently.
By Pablo A. Tariman
Catandunganons took a big respite from political jingles when they trooped to the closing concert of the summer music festival at the Kemji Resort in Virac, Catanduanes.
By Pocholo Concepcion
On three separate occasions last week we had a swell time checking out the nightlife in Quezon City’s Tomas Morato-Timog Avenue strip and its vicinity.
By Kate Torralba
Talk about perfect timing: Just as soon as election madness is through, a coup of the musical kind unleashes on May 18. The Wanderland Music and Arts Festival is happening at the newly constructed Globe Circuit Events Ground, with Australian indie-rock phenomenon The Temper Trap headlining.
By Jill Tan Radovan
If you’ve been continuously updating your alternative/indie-rock playlist for the past several years, it’s almost impossible not to have come across Nada Surf.
By Fran Katigbak
Authenticity, says American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, has given him longevity in the music business. On the other hand, many other artists have turned to all sorts of gimmickry to keep fans hooked and survive the fickle industry. (Sounds like Philippine elections season.)
By Maureen Manuel
We got excited over the different prints that festival-goers donned for the first and biggest electronic music festival in the country. From paisley to graphic bold prints, looks were captured and saved, as the event did a great job of capturing the spirit of an international musical festival.
By Pablo A. Tariman
Tenor Arthur Espiritu—who received a standing ovation at the Ayala Museum last February for a deeply moving recital with pianist Najib Ismail—again made history as the first Filipino to sing Cassio in “Otello” mounted in Teatro Communale Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Italy, recently.
Experience the beauty of Spanish music theater featuring tenor Enrique Viana, one of the leading men in Spanish zarzuela, and Spanish pianist Daniel Oyarzabal in the performance “Romantico Enrique Viana” (The Unending Passion of the Zarzuela) on June 11, 8 p.m., at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
SOUND AFFECTSBy Eric S. Caruncho
Lank of leg and long of tooth, but still fleet-fingered at 63, Nitoy Adriano is the very epitome of the grizzled rock ’n’ roll veteran.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
Saint Pedro Calungsod, of course, belongs not just to Cebu but to the Philippines. The same can be said of San Lorenzo Ruiz of Binondo, Manila.