Liceo Music Conservatory Professors featured in Lyric Opera double bill

Two of the celebrity professors of  Liceo Conservatory of Music, Theatre & Dance will feature in a double bill of the Lyric Opera of the Philippines and Hong Kong Opera Tutti next month. Professors Horst-Hans Bäcker and Cipriano M. de Guzman Jr. are joining the cast and crew of the double-billed opera “Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci” …

Association of Cagayan de Oro Symphony Orchestra holds first general assembly

The Cagayan de Oro Symphony Orchestra is professionalizing its management with the organization of an association tasked with overseeing its human and financial resources, scheduling and production; negotiating and fulfilling contracts with musicians, venues, and vendors; and managing the details of the orchestra’s recording, electronic media, and outreach projects. During the first general assembly of …

Xavier Ateneo Hosts CCP Lakbay Sine

By Tito Mike Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan will host the Cultural Center of the Philippines Lakbay Cine on October 11-14, 2023 at the Xavier Ateneo Downtown Campus. Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts partnered with the CCP Film, Broadcast, and New Media Division featuring the best of Cinemalaya Films, intensive workshops and masterclasses by …

Cagayan de Oro-based music professor adjudged one of world’s best classical composers

World Classical Music composers competition settled with 3-way tie After a  year’s delay, the organizers of the 2022 WorldVision Composers Contest finally decided to declare a tie for second place among the three finalists. In a letter dated October 1, 2023 to Horst Hans Bäcker (representing the Philippines), Rod Schejtman (Argentina), and Claudio H. Martinez …

Liceo Music Conservatory FilipinoBaritone breaks 16-year hiatus of Filipinos performing in a fully-staged opera in Italy

Professor Cipriano M. de Guzman Jr. of the Liceo de Cagayan University Conservatory of Music, Theatre & Dance in Cagayan de Oro City, made his Italian Opera debut on September 23 &  24, 2023 in the Operastudio Molise’s production of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) at Teatro Savoia in Campobasso, Italy. …

Markado: The Moon Devourer

Kagay-anon film selected as finalist in FACINE 30 Kagay-anon Filmmaker Joe Bacus’ full-length feature film Markado: The Moon Devourer has been selected as one of the finalists of the F A C I N E 30 (Filipino Arts & Cinema International Festival) to be held in the United States next month. The landmark film will …

Mindanao Art Exhibition on its 5th Re-embodiment

By Kelly Ramos The Panit-Bukog 5 (PB5) Mindanao contemporary art exhibition will open with three dates and venues this year. It will start with an exhibition on Sept. 8 at the Fr. Francisco Demetrio Gallery in Museo de Oro, at the Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City. A second exhibition follows on Sept. 9 …

Mother-Daughter Duo brings best of French Cuisine & Pâtisserie to Cagayan de Oro’s Downtown & Uptown

By Tito Mike Some cities are just plain luckier than others. Take Cagayan de Oro City, for instance. There’s probably no other urban center outside Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and Metro Davao which can boast of a mother and daughter tandem, both graduates of one of the world’s most prestigious culinary schools, whose bistros are …

Velez kin restores patriot’s monument at MOGCHS

Recognizes the forgotten master sculptor from Jasaan Every day is always a good occasion to recall one of Cagayan de Oro’s greatest patriots, leader and philanthropist, who despite his remarkable deeds during his lifetime, remains relatively unknown to the new generation of Kagay-anons, who are only familiar with the eponymously named thoroughfare dedicated to his …

Velez kin restores hero’s monument at MOGCHS

To recognize the forgotten sculptor from Jasaan The heirs of Kagay-anon Patriot Apolinar Velez y Ramos have restored the monument of their esteemed ancestor at the Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (MOGCHS). The restoration was coordinated by Ruby C. Santos and Tingting Muñoz Maandig in coordination with MOGCHS Planning Officer Roldan Magsacay. The project …