Rosalinda Orosa

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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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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 from the composer’s…

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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, appreciation, theory and composition…

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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 composer Jeffrey Ching’s…

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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 hall while I…

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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 by the Philippine…

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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 ballet—inspired by the…

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“Good morning, Ma’am, I am Dr. Fahra Omar, from Sulu Provincial Hospital, Jolo, Sulu. I called up Manila Times for the contact number of Ma’a’m Rosalinda Orosa. This 2016 is the centennial year of the provincial hospital which Dr. Sixto and Dr. Severina Orosa established in November 5, 1916. I…

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In alphabetical order, the painting exhibition of Cristina Grisar at Ayala Museum’s ArtSpace and that of Maria Victoria (Marivic) Rufino at the Pen drew scores of elite art lovers. Among those present at the former were celebrated Spanish painter Betsy Westendorp (who is Cristina’s grandmother), Instituto Cervantes Director Carlos Madrid…

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