Category Archives: Performing Arts

THE FILIPINO ARTISTS IN TIME OF LANDSLIDES AND HIGH PRICES

Commentary THE FILIPINO ARTISTS IN TIME OF LANDSLIDES AND HIGH PRICES By Pablo Tariman Acclaimed Filipino tenor Arthur Espiritu (one of the few who made it in the global opera arena) is all set for a recital Wednesday in the … Continue reading

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WHY DANSEUR VICTOR MAGUAD CONNECTS WITH THE FILM ‘CENTER STAGE’

Ballet Notes WHY DANSEUR VICTOR MAGUAD CONNECTS WITH THE FILM ‘CENTER STAGE’ By Pablo A. Tariman There is a bit of the millennial Pinoy danseur in Victor Maguad who is dancing Basilio in the revival of Don Quixote mounted by … Continue reading

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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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