Visiting Artists and Scholars

A Lecture demonstration on 'Khayal' tradition in Hindustani Classical Music by Ashwini bhide Deshpande

With Yati Bhagwat on the Tabla, Atmaram Bicholkar on the Harmonium. Friday October 17, 2014 2:30-4:30 pm Abelardo Hall Auditorium. Open to all, free of charge. For more details, please email or call 0929-3360541. Presented to you by the UP College of Music and Music in Manila.

Dr. William John Summers lectures about the performance history of professional Tagalog theatre companies during the years 1848-1898

Held at the College Museum of Instruments last October 10, 2014, Dr. William John Summers from Darmouth College said that even there were great destructions during the war in Manila, some daily newspapers survived, and the first advertisement for a Tagalog theatre performance was carried by La Estrella on August 1, 1848. The title of the play was written in Spanish Doncella De Missolonghi (Maid of Missolonghi). He mentioned briefly the local and touring Circus troupes; presence of the Bull Fights (Tagalog women matadoras); seven regimental wind bands stationed in Manila (one was the Cavite wind band); and the Teatro de Tondo, a Tagalog Theater in W. E. Retana (1905). The following are the accounts from his newspaper database: 1) at least 290 Tagalog theatre performances were advertised in the papers; 2) at least 100 different titles in Spanish were given; 3) 25 works appear that held on stage for 10 or more years in repeat performances particularly by Francisco Baltazar; 4) Tagalog theatre season took place from the months of October to March, and longer season took place in 1859, 1860, and 1865; 5) loss of documentation of theatre traditions in 1860, no papers survived; 6) diverse mix of genres were comedias, tragedias, gran comedias, program with ballets (1870), and inserts of vocal experts from famous operas, placed between acts; 7) ticket prices for Tagalog theatre were lower than Spanish language performances.

A Korean Pansori Workshop by Prof. Woo Ji Yong

September 30, 2014 Tuesday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the UP College of Music, Museum of Instruments. Prof. Woo Ji Yong is currently teaching at Korean Academy in Seoul, South Korea. He finished Masters in Korean University major in Korean folklore. He is now a PhD candidate in Korean University with specialization in Pansori. He is a member of the National Theater of Korea for more than 20 years as Pansori singer.

On The Role of Music in Intercultural Exchange, Colonialism, and Globalization by Dr David R. M. Irving

September 18, 2013 (Thursday) 2:30 – 4:30 P.M. at the UP College of Music, Museum of Instruments. Dr David R. M. Irving is Lecturer in Music at The Australian National University. He is the author of Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila. He has published numerous articles and book chapters, and in 2010 the Royal Musical Association awarded him the Jerome Roche Prize ‘for a distinguished article by a scholar in the early stages of his or her career’. His current work explores the impact of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonialism on the musical traditions of the Malay-Indonesian Archipelago, c.1500–c.1850.




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