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UP Concert Chorus wows audiences with music and environmentalist spirit

Photo from UP Concert Chorus Facebook page.
The UP Concert Chorus (UPCC), one of the country’s foremost internationally awarded choral groups and the University’s premier show choir, brought their Filipino audiences to their feet with stirring performances of foreign religious, inspirational, Broadway and pop music, and of original music and classic OPMs, during their concert at the UP Diliman Carillon Plaza on May 5. The concert was their farewell performance before they embark on their 2017 international concert tour dubbed “Musikalikasan”, as they take the message of music and environmentalism to Europe with them
The concert at the Carillon Plaza was held …

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UP College of Music pays tribute to UP President Alfredo Pascual

Photo by Jun Madrid.
The UP College of Music and the UP College of Music Alumni Association Incorporated (UPCMAAI) presented a thanksgiving concert on February 1 at the Executive House in Diliman to honor UP President Alfredo E. Pascual.
Present at the event were UP faculty, students, and administrative staff of the UP College of Music, UP System officials, as well as National Artists Ramon Santos and Bienvenido Lumbera.
“This concert manifests our greatest gratitude to UP President Alfredo Pascual for his unwavering support to the College since the beginning of his term. The infrastructure development that has been awarded the College is …

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Construction of new music buildings, renovation of Abelardo Hall Auditorium

Photo by Bong Arboleda (UPSIO).
On August 9, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the UP College of Music for the construction of its new music buildings and the renovation of the Abelardo Hall Auditorium.
For UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, the Abelardo Hall “is a place close to his heart as this has been an important place in his life as a student in the University.” He emphasized that his continuing commitment to support the arts and humanities was manifested in this groundbreaking ceremony as well as in the other upcoming infrastructures at the Colleges of Fine Arts and Architecture, among …

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Fifteen countries unite for the 13th IFLC in Manila

Dances, music, arts and poetry from fifteen countries around the world are coming to Manila to mark the 13th International Festival of Language and Culture. With the commitment to bring together the different cultures of the world and sharing them with those of our neighboring countries through a cultural arts festival showcasing mosaic of culture, music, dance and art, the 13th IFLC will be held on March 3, 2015 at the Newport Performing Theatre, Resorts World Manila, from 7;00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Fifteen nations including the USA, Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Indonesia, France, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Madagascar, Mongolia, Romania, Tanzania, Tajikistan, …

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UPD College of Music to host Italian Harp and Guitar Masters on 11 Oct

The Embassy of Italy to the Philippines, UP College of Music and UP Diliman OICA are inviting everyone to a Harp and Guitar  performance and master class featuring Italian musicians Roberto Porroni and Marta Pettoni, on Saturday the 11th of October 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bulwagan ng Dangal, Lower Ground Floor, Gonzales Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
Admission is free. For more information, please write to [email protected]

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UP Receives Rare Manuscripts of the ‘Waltz King of the Philippines’

The UP College of Music received a pleasant surprise last 10 April 2014 when the granddaughter of Jose Estella, otherwise known of the ‘Waltz King of the Philippines’ donated four boxes of the great composer’s musical scores to the university.
College of Music Dean Dr. Jose Buenconsejo joined Asst. Professor Alegria Ferrer and librarian Lita Estipona in welcoming the donation of Mrs. Maria Angeles Teotico of her grandfather’s personal scores. These, Buenconsejo says, would be invaluable in understanding the 19th century cultural life that Estella helped shape.
Jose Estella (1870-1943) was a criollo, in other words an insular or locally born individual …

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UP Abelardo Hall marks 50th anniversary

The University of the Philippines’ College of Music, now under the deanship of Jose S. Buenconsejo, is 97 years old this year. Its auditorium, named after the foremost Filipino composer, Nicanor Abelardo, is 50 years old.
The conservatory has produced world-class musicians, from  Evelyn Mandac (first and last Filipino soprano to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York) to tenor Noel Velasco (the first and last Filipino prizewinner of the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition), and the country’s “winningest” choirs, the Philippine Madrigal Singers and the UP Concert Chorus.
To commemorate the important milestones of the UP College of Music, several …

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