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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 »

‘Mostly Mozart’ electrifies audience

PIANIST Cristine Coyiuto, conductor Darrel Ang, tenor Arthur Espiritu

“Mostly Mozart” opened the 29th concert season of the Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation (MCOF) at Tektite Tower Auditorium.

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

Solaire rushing work on theater for Celine Dion

STRICTLY INVITATIONAL Celine takes time out of Vegas.

A new Hotel-Casino in Manila is said to be rushing to finish the construction of its own performing arts theater by November, so that Canadian pop superstar Celine Dion could inaugurate it with a special, strictly-by-invitation performance.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A young virtuoso on the rise

ENZO Medel in action

I walked into Lorenzo (Enzo) Medel’s humble home with his concert program stuffed inside my bag. I was going to have it autographed by the winner of several prestigious competitions: the Namcya (National Music Competition for Young Artists), PTGP (Piano Teachers’ Guild of the Philippines) and the UP College of Music and National Steinway Piano Competition.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »