Exactly 240 years ago, on March 26, 1778, the “Wunderkind” Ludwig van Beethoven performed in public for the first time in Cologne, Germany. He was seven. Thus started the career of a legend. “Between Beethoven’s first and last piano concertos, you will really appreciate the contrast and evolution of the great composer’s style,” shares pianist April Merced-Misa, assistant professor of Piano at the University of the Philippines College of Music.
Touted as the premier songwriting competition in the country, PhilPop continues to provide a sustainable platform for amateur and professional composers to showcase exceptional songs from various genres and styles.
From "Dati" to "Di Na Muli," the annual music competition has produced some of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed recordings of the last five years, serving as breeding ground to artists who aren't afraid to challenge songwriting tropes and reflect their truth. This year marks a landmark moment in songwriting history as PhilPop opened its doors to entries written in different languages, spanning across regions and cities outside of Metro Manila.
Manila, 11 October 2018 – This October, the Cultural Section of the Embassy of France to the Philippines and the Alliance Française de Manille will launch a new monthly rendez-vous: Les Jeudis culturels (Cultural Thursdays)!
From Polish Fryderyk Chopin to Hungarian Ferenc Liszt, Central Europe is known for its world renowned composers, and adding Czech Antonín Dvořák, the forthcoming concert organized by UP College of Music brings the most well-known tunes of classical music to Manila.
In celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Diplomatic Relations of the Philippines with the member states of the so-called Visegrád 4 group, Manila embassies of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland and Slovak Honorary Consulate, are proud to announce that a concert of classical music from Central Europe entitled Soundscapes of Central Europe will be held at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium of the UP College of Music on September 22, Saturday at 7:00 pm.
In line with its 18th year anniversary celebration, The Maningning Miclat Art Foundation Inc. in cooperation with District Gallery - Artist Playground, and the Far Eastern University President’s Committee on Culture presents “GINUGUNITA KITA,” a performance art featuring Maningning Miclat’s poems and an all original music composed by Jesse Lucas.
“GINUGUNITA KITA” will be held on September 26 – Wednesday 6 p.m. at the historic, newly-opened FEU Auditorium located at Nicanor Reyes St., Sampaloc, Manila
Bereft of sound but brimming with feature films accompanied by live musical performances, the much-anticipated annual International Silent Film Festival Manila (ISFFM) is back!
Established in 2007 as the first of its kind in Asia, the ISFFM promises to bring once more to Manila film buffs and music aficionados an extraordinary experience. From the 1890’s to the 1920’s, audiences around the world were enchanted by the magic of watching soundless images on a screen accompanied by live music played by different performing artists.
This year, the Philippine-Italian Association, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the Embassy of France, the Goethe-Institut Philippinen, the Japan Foundation Manila, the Embassy of the United States of America, the Instituto Cervantes, and the Embassy of Austria, are extremely proud to present the 12th iteration of the International Silent Film Festival in Manila. Scheduled from August 30 th to September 2nd at Cinema 2 of SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, the 2018 ISFFM brings together the very best of silent cinema from its eight member-countries, to be accompanied by the best Filipino musicians in the scene.
German Ambassador Dr. Gordon Kricke hosted an intimate concert at his residence, 2nd August 2018. A triad of world-class talent, Prof. Dr. Matias de Oliveira Pinto on cello, Ms. Mariel Ilusorio on piano, and soprano artist Ms. Andión Fernandez.
Guests hailing from the diplomatic corps, Philippine government, business, development and culture circles were treated to cocktails, masterful music. Pieces from Heitor Villa-Lobos, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, and modern compositions by Jeffrey Ching, as well as Kundiman ni Schumman as arranged by Jeffrey Ching were performed with outstanding artistry.
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