Rosalinda Orosa

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Marking the 40th year after their high school graduation, the St. Scholastica’s College, Manila High School batch 1977, also known as “RedDivas,” celebrated their Ruby Jubilee. They presented a four-medley video and performed a hip-hop dance at the St. Cecilia’s Hall. With the encouragement of Mary Ann Prospero, many classmates…

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Rosalyn Coyiuto, mother of the eminent business executive James Coyiuto, was honored on her 90th year at the inauguration of the Rosa Aragon Hall at the 9th floor of the Coyiuto House Greenhills. Aurora Aragon Quezon was the principal sponsor at the wedding of James’ parents. Holy mass was celebrated…

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The celebrated international composer and Harvard University professor Jeffrey Ching avidly continues to compose unique, highly complex works in Europe and the US while his wife—the eminent soprano Andion Fernandez—sings the songs he composes for her. Now based in Germany, they consistently draw applause and acclaim. Meanwhile, Ballet Manila’s prima…

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Two musical partnerships were simultaneously featured at a concert sometime ago: while the baritone and his accompanist were making music in blissful togetherness, the same accompanist and his “page-turner” were having a silent discord, if not an uneasy co-existence. The page-turner was intelligent-looking, solemn-faced, bespectacled—he could not have been more…

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La Scala diva Elena Monti regaled music lovers at the CCP Little Theater with arias mostly from operas by her compatriots: Verdi, Puccini and Tosti. Her lithe figure attired in a black gown, backless, and form-fitting, the beautiful and gorgeous singer mesmerized the audience. Monti’s light-timbered voice (characteristic of coloratura…

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Herewith is a press release from Earthsavers: The Philippine Center of ITI uniquely works in a close coordination with all its committees for synergized national and international activities that are linked to the UN family and other private sector partners in its dynamic use of theatre and its electronic off…

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Clarita Ordoñez (Loleng) sent me a copy of the book ACCRA and the Post-Bellum Bar by National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin. ACCRA stands for attorneys Edgardo Angara, Jose Concepcion, Avelino Cruz, Manuel Abello, Teodoro Regala, and Manuel Abello. I quote from the book cover: “ACCRA LAW: The Post-Bellum Bar…

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The scholars of Taipan-tenor George Yang, founder of Klassikal Music Foundation (KMF), recently gave a concert entitled “Songs from a Silver World” at the RCBC Plaza, Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium. After welcome remarks by internationally acclaimed pianist Dr. Raul Sunico, CCP and KMF president, the scholars interpreted operatic arias and…

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Filfest, founded and headed by Vicky Zubiri, presented Myra Mae and Friends in operatic arias and Broadway songs. The cast consisted of Viva Voce singers Myra Mae Meneses, Anna Migallos, Iona Ventocilla, Michaela Fajardo, Carlo Falcis, Raymond Yadao, Roby Malubay and Carlo Mañalac. Meneses shone for her exquisite timber, power…

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Conducting for the last time the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra which, since 2010, he has considerably helped train, discipline, introduce new pieces and develop to its present degree of excellence, Maestro Olivier Ochanine wielded the baton in his usual fascinating, enthralling manner. The initial number, Massenet’s “Suite No. 6 Fairy Scenes,”…

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