Category Archives: Performing Arts

CLASSICAL GUITARIST AARON AGUILA ON PERFORMING, TEACHING AND COMPOSING

Concert Notes CLASSICAL GUITARIST AARON AGUILA ON PERFORMING, TEACHING AND COMPOSING By Pablo A. Tariman A new side of classical guitarist Aaron Aguila will be seen by guitar aficionados when he introduces his compositions in a special concert called Crossroads … Continue reading

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TOP WINNER OF 3 CLASSICAL GUITAR COMPETITIONS DEBUTS IN MANILA

Concert Notes TOP WINNER OF 3 CLASSICAL GUITAR COMPETITIONS DEBUTS IN MANILA By Pablo A. Tariman Singapore-born Kevin Loh, top winner of three international classical guitar competitions is all set for his Manila debut on Sunday, September 24 (6 p.m.) … Continue reading

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CLASSICAL GUITAR MUSIC AT ASEAN

View From the Wing CLASSICAL GUITAR MUSIC AT ASEAN By Pablo A. Tariman It is quite gratifying to know that classical music and classical musicians remain in good use during gatherings of heads of states and parliamentarians. In the last … Continue reading

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‘BLACK SWAN’FOR REAL IN BALLET PHILIPPINES’ SWAN LAKE

‘BLACK SWAN’FOR REAL IN BALLET PHILIPPINES’ SWAN LAKE By Pablo A. Tariman The 2010 Darren Aronofsky film “Black Swan” came to life when Ballet Philippines mounted Swan Lake at the CCP last February 24 to 26. “Black Swan” — which … Continue reading

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THE INCOMPARABLE SWANS IN MANILA’S BALLET SCENE

View from the Wing THE INCOMPARABLE SWANS IN MANILA’S BALLET SCENE By Pablo A. Tariman When the curtain rises for the last weekend run of Swan Lake March 4 and 5 at the CCP, Filipino balletomanes will once again call … Continue reading

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KOREAN DIVA DONATES TALENT FEE TO HOME FOR ABANDONED CHILDREN

Concert Updates KOREAN DIVA DONATES TALENT FEE TO HOME FOR ABANDONED CHILDREN By Pablo A. Tariman Grammy-award winning Korean diva Sumi Jo said here the arts are in a better position to unite people and neutralize political tensions among the … Continue reading

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A YOUNG FERRANDO IN MOZART’S COSI FAN TUTTE’

Opera Notes A YOUNG FERRANDO IN MOZART’S COSI FAN TUTTE’ by Pablo A. Tariman Metro Manila’s music lovers will have a respite from the long opera drought when the MCO Foundation mounts a contemporary version of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte … Continue reading

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LEA SALONGA RELIVES HELEN BECHDEL IN A COMING-OF-AGE ROLE

Theater Notes LEA SALONGA RELIVES HELEN BECHDEL IN A COMING-OF-AGE ROLE by Pablo A. Tariman On this early Friday evening encounter with commuters getting used to bad traffic, Lea Salonga speaks of a role like no other in her 37-year … Continue reading

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‘MANDOLIN DELIGHTS’ AT AYALA MUSEUM NOV. 6

Concert Advisory ‘MANDOLIN DELIGHTS’ AT AYALA MUSEUM NOV. 6 by Pablo A. Tariman “The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because it’s cheerful and melancholy at the same time, and I think it comes from that shadow … Continue reading

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CAMILLE LOPEZ MOLINA, NAJIB ISMAIL AT AYALA MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 15

View from the Wing CAMILLE LOPEZ MOLINA, NAJIB ISMAIL AT AYALA MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 15 by Pablo A. Tariman Some of the soprano’s hectic weeks are like scenes from the Meryl Streep starrer, “Florence Foster Jenkins” which enjoyed a hilarious run … Continue reading

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