Rosalinda Orosa

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Rosalinda L. Orosa “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…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa 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…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa Except for the languid, nostalgic opening, Buenaventura’s “By the Hillside,” all compositions rendered by the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra (MMCO) under conductor Josefino “Chino” Toledo were by Brahms, including the Concerto in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra, with soloist Jose Artemio Panganiban 3rd. Rarely does a…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa PHIL-ITALIAN Association (PIA) honorary head Ambassador Massino Rossigno, PIA President Nedy Tantoco (of Rustan’s), and Cultural Center of the Philippines President Raul Sunico presented the phenomenal Cecile Licad, the country’s most internationally acclaimed pianist, in a benefit concert at the CCP Main Theater. Music lovers were enthralled…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa Having caught up to a certain degree with my reading – stacks of books are still awaiting my attention – I can report on the brilliant biography of Alfredo Siojo Lim by National Artist Nick Joaquin, and The Pope and Mussolini by distinguished American writer David D.…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa The 15th crystal anniversary season of the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra conducted by Josefino “Chino” Toledo featured the outstanding pianist Cristine Coyiuto and her similarly outstanding flutist daughter Caitlin before a capacity audience of music lovers and academicians at the CCP Little Theater. The first movement, Allegremento,…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa Theater icon Cecile Guidote Alvarez—eminent actress and stage-director—founded the Philippine Educational Theater Association, which has, through the years, spawned countless distinguished actors, actresses and stage directors through the years. Cecile is married to former Sen. Heherson “Sonny” Alvarez who, during his tenure, served in government with honor,…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa “Allegiance”, a new Broadway musical about the internment of Japanese-Americans in WWII, was reviewed for the New York Times by Charles Isherwood. Although he had reservations about the rest of the players, he was all praise for Lea Salonga. He wrote: “Naturally, Ms. Salonga takes the vocalized…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa Herewith is the official announcement from Maestro Olivier Ochanine himself: “For the past six years, I have had the pleasure of being immersed in the Filipino music scene, working with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and experiencing the ins and outs of Filipino artistry. “When I began my…

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Eminent pianists Ingrid Sala Santamaria and Reynaldo Reyes have tour covered cities and provinces of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, often reaching the remotest ‘barrios’ Incredibly, 420 duo concerts were performed by eminent pianists Ingrid Sala Santamaria and Reynaldo Reyes in their Romantic Concerto Journey Tour from January 2001 to August…

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