Waiting out the rush hour traffic? Attend a concert
It’s not just any concert—it’s a tribute to the Grand Dame of Philippine Music
May 7, 2018
Instead of wasting the hours stuck on the road, how about spending it listening to good music?
Ayala Museum is hosting a concert this coming Friday evening, May 11, in honor of the 100th birthday anniversary of Dr. Lucrecia Kasilag, National Artist for Music.
Kasilag, known as the Grand Dame of Philippine Music, was an educator, composer, and performing artist. She “had involved herself wholly in sharpening the Filipino audience’s appreciation of music,” the National Commission for Culture and the Arts writes. She was most known for how she incorporated indigenous Filipino instruments in orchestral productions.
The concert, aptly called “East-West,” celebrates Kasilag’s work of infusing Filipino ethnic music with Western influences. Special performances will also be held by Filipina pianist Ingrid Sala Santamaria with Manila Symphony Orchestra’s Gina Medina Perez on the violin.
“East-West” will be held at the ground floor of the Ayala Museum from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Ayala Museum ticket counter and through Ticketworld.
Header photo courtesy of Manila Symphony Orchestra
LOOK: This photo series explores drag culture through floral narratives
Contemporary art meets traditional modes at this Southeast Asian art exhibit
22-year-old Filipina paper engineer gains recognition at 2018 Emerging Paper Engineer Prize
This local T-shirt brand is raising awareness about indigenous peoples
Carlos Celdran was sentenced to prison for fighting for reproductive health