1st Baguio Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

Celebrate the 1st Baguio Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival) at the Baguio Museum.

Mid-Autumn Festival is an inherited custom of moon sacrificial ceremonies. The ancient Chinese observed that the movement of the moon had a close relationship with changes of the seasons and agricultural production. Hence, to express their thanks to the moon and celebrate the harvest, they offered a sacrifice to the moon on autumn days. This is also the second most important holiday after the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)

Join the celebration and witness the line up of activities: Lion Dance, Painting Exhibit and Demonstration, Moon Cakes, Chinese Traditional Dances, etc.mid autumn poster1 raw

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OPM concert series in Baguio set Oct. 5-6

“OPM Revisited: Mga Awit ng May Hugot,” a concert series paying tribute to Original Pilipino Music, is scheduled for a two-day run, Oct. 5 and 6, in Baguio.

OPM-Poster_Web_FINALStarring award-winning classical singers Kay Balajadia-Liggayu, Jasmin Salvo and Jan Briane Astom, with Paul Casiano as accompanying artist, the series kicks off with cocktails on Oct. 5 at Canto at 32 Kisad Road, Baguio.

Canto has lined up a special menu for the occasion that highlights what is abundant in the city market: salad microgreens with assorted vinaigrettes, two kinds of seviche, buttered mushrooms, roasted oyster mushrooms, smoked sausages in Benguet mulberry wood, cheese board with bread sticks, shoestring potatoes, dried fruits, among many. These will be paired with strawberry wine or beer. For non-alcoholic drinkers, there’s tea, coffee or lemon and mint iced tea.

Among the songs to be sung are folk songs like “Rosas Pandan and “Malinac Lay Labi,”
kundiman like “Pakiusap,” “Mutya ng Pasig” and “Kundiman ng Luha,” music from the movies and telenovela like “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” “Sa Kabukiran,” “Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas.”
On Oct. 6, the show will move to the University of the Philippines Baguio’s Teatro Amianan for a matinee performance at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

For the Canto event, text or call Dimps Blanco to reserve a seat: 0915-888-3525.#

THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK IN UNIVERSITY TOUR OF BAGUIO

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The songbook consists of hits by composers Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Oscar Hammerstein for the first part. Tthe second and last half features songs by Leonard Bernstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Sondheim, among others.

Among the songs to be sung are: “Embraceable You,” “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “So in Love,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “If I Loved You,” “Maria” “Tonight,” “What I Did for Love,” “Send in the Clowns, “Defying Gravity,” “Seasons of Love.”

The performers are tenor Jan Briane Astom, sopranos Mheco Manlangit and Jasmin Salvo, alternating pianists Gabriel Paguirigan and Ricardo Abapo.

Schedule of performances: May 25 at 4 p.m at the University of the Cordilleras Theater; May 26 at 6 p.m. at the University of the Philippines Baguio Teatro Amianan; and May 27 at 1:30 p.m. (by invitation only) at the University of Baguio Centennial Hall. The UC and UPB concerts are open to the public.

A production of Cultural Arts Event Organizer, Guacamole Productions in partnership with Sizzling Plate and Mother’s Garden

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The seats are limited so please register via –> Blogosphere Registration Form

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You will receive your digital pass through email so please check it always.

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The first Baguio Food Crawl is set on April 8-9, 2017.

The first Baguio Food Crawl is set on April 8-9, 2017.

The Other Bloggers [TOB],  a group of Baguio-based Bloggers, Social Media Influencers, and Photographers who aims to promote and collaborate with brands, establishments, and people and build rapport by giving quality content and reviews to everyone launched the Baguio Food Crawl  on April 8-9, 2017. This is the first leg of the Baguio Food Crawl which is only open to members of TOB. The second leg is already on works and will be open to more bloggers.

NOW 2 DAYS

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Participating restaurants are the ff:

  1. Roadtrip Cafe and Kitchen
  2. Zushi Me
  3. I Piatti Cafe
  4. Cafe De Angelo
  5. Baguio Craft Brewery
  6. Joie De Vivre
  7. Arca’s Yard
  8. Cafe Cueva
  9. The Kitchen Baguio
  10. Sessions Gallery Cafe
  11. Calle Uno Food Hub
  12. The Coffee Library
  13. Sessions Cafe, Breads and Pastries
  14. BZA Home Craft Arts Cafe
  15. Bayleaf Restaurant
  16. Gossip Cafe
  17. Tangay-Tangay
  18. Kalye Uno Restobar

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“Jamming with Bach and Friends” concludes Classics at the Hill Year 2

t0627babeth1Hill Station and the organizers of the 2016 Baguio Summer Music Festival conclude the season of Classics at the Hill Year 2 with “Jamming with Bach and Friends,” featuring award-winning young music artists, clarinet player Andrew Constantino and pianist Gabriel Allan Paguirigan.

The duo will perform on July 2 in a dinner concert at Hill Station inside Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. For reservations and other inquiries, drop by Hill Station, call tel. nos. (074) 424 2734 or 0915 829 2166 or email info@hillstationbaguio.com.

Constantino, 17, had his first clarinet lessons at age 9 with his father Ariel. He became a member of his grandfather’s Imus Youth Symphonic Band Inc. ’83 under the baton of Arnold Constantino.

When he was 10, he appeared as a soloist of his band and performed in many concerts. At age 12, he auditioned for the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) and was accepted as a music scholar. He is on his fourth year there under the tutelage of Prof. Ariel Sta. Ana of University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music.

Constantino has participated in the 10th National Summer Music Camp at the Samba-Likhaan Artists’ Community in Quezon City, the 11th National Summer Music Camp held at Subic Freeport and at the 13th and 14th National Summer Music Camp at the National Arts Center in Mt. Makiling.

He became a member of the Philippine Youth Symphonic Band (PYSB) after his first music camp. As a PYSB member, he has performed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater, Far Eastern University Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, PhilamLife Auditorium and more. He conducted the PYSB in many gala concerts.

He recently participated and performed at the II Convegno Clarinet Festival at the UST Conservatory of Music. There he took a master class with John Schertel of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He also attended master classes with Dr. Wendy Mazon, Brian Gnojek, and Marcel Luxen.

Paguirigan, 20, received his formal piano lessons at the age of 8 under Mrs. Hannah Valdez-Sariego at the Awit Institute for the Arts. He passed the auditions for the PHSA where he studied under Prof. Augusto Espino for his first two years and later with Prof. Nita Abrogar-Quinto. He was a consistent academic and artistic awardee and recipient of the Makiling Academic and Research Institute for the Arts (MARIA) Scholarship given by the CCP.

As a pianist, Philippine Star as a “virtuoso-in- the-making.” He has appeared in numerous concerts and recitals, playing solo works and chamber music in venues such as the CCP, Tanghalang Maria Makiling at National Arts Center, Abelardo Hall Auditorium, PhilamLife Auditorium, Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium, Paco Park.

He has been the following: third place and Best in Contest Piece in the 2010 Pianto Teachers Guild of the Philippines (PTGP), Beethoven Piano Concerto Competition, first prize in the 2011 NAMCYA, Piano Category B, top prize in the 2013 Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Young Pianists Competition and second prize in the 2013 PTGP Piano Ensemble Competition.

Paguirigan has taken master classes under Prof. Albert Tiu, Prof. Victor Asuncion, Mrs. Lania Bronola-Dickert, Prof. Abelardo Galang II, Prof. Reynaldo Reyes, Angelo Rondello,

Prof.Charisse Baldoria, Marie Vermeulin, Prof. Rolf Dieter Arens, Emilio Peroni, to name some.

He is a fifth year student at the University of the Philippines finishing his Bachelor of Music, Major in Piano under of Prof. Luci Magalit.

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2016 Baguio Summer Music Festival’s Classic at the Hill Year 2

Manila Symphony Orchestra Music Academy present The 2016 Baguio Summer Music Festival’s Classic at the Hill Year 2 – A Gala Concert.

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