Rosalinda Orosa

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Rosalinda L. Orosa 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…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa 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.…

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A prodigious, formidable program featured internationally celebrated pianist Dr. Raul Sunico at the “Melodies and Memories” concert at the College of the Holy Spirit Auditorium. San Lorenzo Ruiz Global Ministry was the concert beneficiary. A masterful technique involving discipline, control and precision, while evoking subtle, artistic nuances, marked Sunico’s rendition…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa Chamber Requiem by the internationally celebrated composer Jeffrey Ching was appropriately lambent (the dictionary defines the word as “glowing with a soft radiance”) and lachrymose—although built around Mozart’s Requiem, which was left unfinished, when he died on December 5, 1791. “New, harmonic, timbral and contrapuntal details”—to borrow…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa DECADES ago, I was able to review music, theater and dance presentations at a comfortable pace, because very few of them were on a professional level. And also, because of my background in all the three disciplines. To wit: My piano lessons and studies in music history,…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa Herewith is an official announcement of the premier of Ching’s “Requiem” and detailed description of his work. On April 9, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, with the support of Makati Diamond Residences and the German Embassy Manila, will be presenting the world premiere of German-based Filipino…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa BALLET MANILA’S prima ballerina Lisa Macuja returned as “Carmen” in Eric V. Cruz’s ballet. Although the version was highly condensed choreography, Lisa produced a tremendous impact with her impeccable technique and profoundly moving expressivity, thus proving Shakespeare’s line: “Age has not withered her.” Firmly supported by Rudy…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa Makati Rotary Club’s current president Eddie Yap—real estate developer by profession, classic music authority-impressario by avocation—conceptualized, as executive producer, the concert presented at the new Shangri-la Hotel BGC Hotel ballroom on the occasion of the club’s 50th anniversary. Eddie gave his speech at one end of the…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa DANISH composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) lived half of his life in the 20th century. Consequently, he was open to its influences, particularly, its polytonalities and quick rhythmic changes. These influences produced robust, virile and vital compositions such as his Symphony No. 3”Sinfonia Espansiva,” the opening number rendered…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa THE explosive sounds emanating from the ABS-CBN Philharmonic under Maestro Gerard Salonga conducting Aram Khatchturian’s “Spartacus” sent the pulses beating way before Ballet Manila’s riveting performance of Martin Lawrance’s choreographic masterpiece “Rebel.” With its staging coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, the…

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