Noli Me Tangere the Opera marks 60th year at CCP

Ten Days. Yes, we’re counting ten more days before the Opening Gala Night! Mixed emotions, just like Sisa, whose character I am playing, is what I feel, now that we’re stepping in the ten-day mark of the show. But more than that, it is the hard work and love, above all, that everyone has put […]

Korean Baritone sings Schubert’s Winterreise in debut recital

“Winterreise” In 1827, Franz Schubert produced his song cycle “Winterreise” based on Wilhelm Mullers poems from “The Posthumous Papers of a Travelling Hornplayer”. Winterreise is a perfect vehicle of musical expression for the male voice and piano, but the scope of its complexity elevates it to the level of a musical drama; in it, a […]

Musicartes Stages Opera Intima

Musicartes Inc. launched its Opera Intima series on July 22 with other shows on July 30, August 28 & 30  at the Mirror Theatre Studio, SJG Centre, Kalayaan Ave., Makati, featuring La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice) with Soprano Kay Balajadia Liggayu and concert pianist Rudolf Golez.  Francis Poulenc-John Cocteau’s La Voix Humaine is the […]

Liederabend: a night of singing and classical guitar music

Lieder. It’s one of my favourite musical genres. Mozart, Bach, Schubert, and Schumann music were, for me, very intersting to study and sing. And I look forward to listening these music, as delivered by this duo of the male voice and warm guitar strings. — Ayala Museum and IPAV, Inc. in partnership with Lufthansa, Official Airline, present Liederabend: […]

The Russian Romanticism of Manila Symphony Orchestra

The beauty of Russian Romanticism is that it’s hard to pin down. Sensuous in certain parts, exuberant in others, it is both textured and simple, intense, but controlled. To define it into a word or a phrase is a disservice to its identity and heritage; so what better way to showcase the true qualities of […]

#KoristaAko: Jhoan Ayos

Happy (Chinese) New Year! I know, I had backlogs for #KoristaAko. The last quarter of the year had always been busy, busy busy! But it was very musical, and I hope yours was, too. Now, on with my latest post! Last October, my husband and I (being part of the Philippine Choral Directors Association) were invited to attend […]

Judicael Perroy in Manila: From Bach to Villa-Lobos

  Another great guitarist is coming to town: Judicael Perroy will have a concert on November 12 at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music in Diliman, Quezon City. See more details below. — The Independent Philippine Art Ventures (IPAV) and Alliance Français de Manille (AFM) present an outstanding French guitarist in a concert […]

Touringkittyps: Three unique (and meaningful) Halloween events for your kids

Real talk. I am not that keen in celebrating Halloween, even now that I have a kid. Besides, isn’t it that Halloween celebrations here in the country started just in the past decade? As kids, our Halloween–make that All Souls Day– celebrations include the traditional viewing of a special “Magandang Gabi Bayan” episode on a […]

Acapellago performs at Enchanted Kingdom on September 13

My daughter and I have been listening to a lot of a cappella music lately. Apart from choirs, we like small ensembles of about five or six members. We love singing. We are fascinated with how the human voice alone can produce such harmonies. My five year old sees and hears me teach voice so […]

CONCERT: Ang Soap Opera ng Buhay Ko: Voices of Healing

  One night featuring top artists in the music industry, performing for a noble cause. What more can you ask for? Choral groups will take part as well. The Ateneo Chamber Singers (where my husband sings currently), the UP MedChoir, and Mass Appeal, along with other solo artists and performers, and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, […]