Category Archives: Performing Arts

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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THE EVOLUTION OF STRAVINKSY’S ‘FIREBIRD’

View From The Wing THE EVOLUTION OF STRAVINKSY’S ‘FIREBIRD’ By Pablo A. Tariman One’s first glimpse of ‘Firebird’ production at the CCP was way back in 1979 with a new version by Swiss choreographer Armin Wild and set designs by … Continue reading

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MUSIC IN TIME OF BLOODLETTING

View From The Wing MUSIC IN TIME OF BLOODLETTING by Pablo A. Tariman Why do I turn to classical music as though my whole life depended on it? Why indeed? So many things these days do not favor going to … Continue reading

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