Sharing the spotlight: Ochanine and Rathman /Rachel, Cocoy in Cruz concert
March 1, 2014 - 12:00am
Olivier Ochanine recently conducted the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra at the Meralco Theater in a program consisting of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo et Juliette Fantasy Overture, Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod...
Ballet Manila’s concert: A visual, auditory feast
February 26, 2014 - 12:00am
In “Heart two Heart Ballet and Ballads,” with Ballet Manila’s artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde as special participant, dancers interpreted imaginative...
The Saga of La Naval, Triumph of a People’s Faith
February 22, 2014 - 12:00am
The huge volume  “The Saga of La Naval, Triumph of a People’s Faith” got to me very late because it was earlier sent to The STAR offices, and not to my residence.
Banker Uy: Brilliant pianist/Word Weavers launch reset
February 19, 2014 - 12:00am
Banker-pianist Ryan Fang Uy gave a striking, startling, indeed brilliant concert at St. Cecilia’s Hall last Sunday despite early self-study, a relatively late and brief piano course under Prof. Anthony Say,...
The monumental Marco Polo /Int’l Bamboo Organ Festival
February 15, 2014 - 12:00am
The book, lyrics and music of Marco Polo, recently staged at Meralco Theater, are by the exceptionally talented, versatile veteran actor-singer Roger Saldo Chua. What scant recorded fact there is on Marco Polo was...
Caces stirs the pulses / De Leon: Master trumpeter / M. Syjuco’s new art-to-wear
February 12, 2014 - 12:00am
Congested traffic caused me to miss the first half of Aries Caces’ piano concert at UP Abelardo Hall, namely, Bach’s Italian Concerto in F, Mozart’s Fantasie in C Minor and Sonata in C Minor. ...
Illuminating insights in Klaus Zeller’s second book
February 8, 2014 - 12:00am
Dr. Klaus Zeller, Germany’s former ambassador to the Philippines, follows “Crossing Many Borders to Reach Home” with a second volume of the same title. It will be launched at the Turf Room, Manila...
Sumi Jo, Asia’s leading diva, incomparably enthralling
February 5, 2014 - 12:00am
Deafening applause by the full house greeted Sumi Jo, Asia’s leading diva, the moment she appeared onstage at Samsung Hall.
Sumi Jo who charms offstage performs tonight onstage
February 1, 2014 - 12:00am
At a press conference organized by CCP’s Irene Rada, Asia’s leading diva Sumi Jo revealed herself as a charming, surprisingly unassuming, modest woman. Her concert tonight at Bonifacio Global City —...
Wickedly fantastic!!
January 29, 2014 - 12:00am
The gala music, dance and theater presentation of “Wicked” drew a full house to the CCP main auditorium. Viewers were admonished to come in green attire; some responded by donning weird costumes in consonance...
Striking classic concert marks MSO’s 88th year/ Salazar piano concert Feb 27
January 25, 2014 - 12:00am
The printed program of the Manila Symphony Orchestra concert at the F. Santiago Hall to mark its 88th year describes Arturo Molina’s conducting as “instinctive, natural and intuitive yet precise, clear...
Four Seasons become two; Ochanine’s finale dazzles / UNESCO praises CD Alvarez
January 22, 2014 - 12:00am
The transfer of venue from the CCP main auditorium to the Meralco Theater made music lovers go through terribly congested traffic, particularly because being Friday, traffic was heaviest.
Korean coloratura Sumi Jo has impressive credentials/ Banker Uy wins piano prizes
January 18, 2014 - 12:00am
Korean Sumi Jo, one of today’s great singers and considered the most popular Asian soprano in opera, will sing on Feb. 1 at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City of Taguig, for the benefit of the...
Ochanine, Liviocos perform/Lippay, Zipper, Yatco, Molina: The MSO through 88 years
January 15, 2014 - 12:00am
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Olivier Ochanine on Jan. 17 at the Meralco Theater, 8 p.m. The concert will feature violinists Ruth Livioco and Jonathan Livioco, and include Vivaldi’s...
Rachelle’s art songs on CD/A song of the Revolution: ‘Birola, birola, birola’
January 11, 2014 - 12:00am
During the holidays, I received Rachelle Gerodias’ CD of Philippine art songs with Raul Sunico as her assisting artist.
Don’t be wicked, see ‘Wicked’!
January 8, 2014 - 12:00am
CCP artistic director Chris Millado gave the following announcement, herewith revised and edited by RLO.
Chris Millado announces CCP’s year-long activities / Socorro Ramos: Top achiever
January 4, 2014 - 12:00am
As the Cultural Center of the Philippines marked its 45th year, artistic director Chris Millado announced, at a recent press conference, the CCP’s year-long activities for 2014, with these activities aimed...
Concerts: Past, forthcoming; Cristine, Caitlin to perform / Alexis Edralin remembered
January 1, 2014 - 12:00am
There were so many concerts during the holidays — a number of them falling on the same date — it was physically impossible for a reviewer to have attended each.
Rizal: A phenomenal boy / Rizal’s image to foreigners
December 28, 2013 - 12:00am
The following essays commemorate Rizal Day, Dec. 30.
Toni’s choreographic feat with Nutcracker’s huge cast / Yang’s letter to a scholar
December 25, 2013 - 12:00am
The Nutcracker Ballet performed by Toni Lopez Gonzalez’s students consisted predominantly of tiny tots, teen-agers and adolescents, and a sprinkling of adults.
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