Text by Arvee Gomez
The flute is one of the oldest instruments, dating back to thousands of years ago, and made from different kinds of materials such as bamboo and bone. Many variations exist in Southeast Asia, and from neighboring countries, China, Japan, and Korea.
In an initiative to promote cultural exchange and regional talent showcase of ASEAN Member States and Republic of Korea, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Seoul Music Group team up for the first-ever ASEAN-KOREA Flute Festival.
With the theme, Celebrating ASEAN Traditions Across Cultures, the music festival gathers some of the finest flute musicians from the region to perform and provide lectures in various cultural, public, and academic venues in the Philippines and Korea, from November 26 to December 9, 2017.
It also aims to provide an opportunity for flutists in Southeast Asia and Korea to interact and create
integrated renditions of contemporary and traditional songs targeted to be appreciated by the general public, most especially the youth, while also incorporating classic and modern approaches in music-making.
Café Sanso, in cooperation with Fundacion Sanso, pays tribute to Presidential Medal Merit Awardee and one of the best-known members of the Philippine Modernist movement, Juvenal Sanso with Una Noche de Musica y Arte – a night full of classical music that took place on the evening of July 17, 2017 at Fundacion Sanso in the City of San Juan.
Alliance Française de Manille proudly presents a classical guitar concert of Duo Harmonique featuring the French classical guitarist, Thibault Momper, and Philippine classical guitarist, Marga Abejo-Momper. The concert will happen on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Alliance Française de Manille Multi-Purpose Hall at 7:30 pm.
A Classic Tribute for Sanso
Sanso Cafe in cooperation with Fundacion Sanso presents "Una Noche de Musica y Arte", a tribute concert for Presidential Medal of Merit awardee Juvenal Sanso. This one night event will take place on June 17, 2017 at Fundacion Sanso, in the city of San Juan.
This year, we have invited the dynamic French electronic group Encore! to play in Manila for this celebration. Encore! will be performing during the Fête kick-off party on June 15 at the Novotel Araneta Center and in June 17 for the A-Venue stage in Makati.
Music aficionados have found a new home where jazz as an art form is celebrated and kept alive amid today’s vibrantly diverse music scene.
Greenfield Development Corporation unveils Jazz Fest Thursdays, a premier weekly event that brings together the best local jazz performers in an exquisite al fresco setting at the heart of Greenfield District, the developer’s master-planned community in Mandaluyong City.
Groove to the music and appreciate good art at Tagaytay Art Beat 2. It happens on February 4, 2017, at the Museo Orlina in Tagaytay City, and runs from 12 noon on February 4 to 2 AM on February 5. The event is jointly organized by Museo Orlina and Docdef Productions.