A ROUSING opening salvo for the much-anticipated Casino Español de Cebu centennial celebration in 2020, will be the all-Spanish concert featuring pianist Rudolf Golez and classical guitarist Iqui Vinculado. The occasion: “Dia de Santiago” on Wednesday, July 25 at the Salon de España. Ticket prices are P850 nett: inclusive of dinner buffet at the Salon de Madrid and P600 nett—concert only.
Pianist Rudolf Golez started his career at age four, and by 11 years, he already performed for then first lady Imelda Marcos at the Coconut Palace. At age 13, he studied at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City. Being the sole prize winner at the First Asean Chopin International Piano Competition, Rudolf is one of the country’s young piano virtuosi today.
On the other hand, Angelica “Iqui” Vinculado graduated “cum laude” from the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music and was the first female graduate of Classical Guitar Performance. In February 2009, Iqui won first prize at the UST Conservatory of Music “Komposisyong Kwerdas.” She was also a member of the award-winning guitar ensemble Triple Fret.
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Balletcenter-Cebu, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu and Arts Council of Cebu recently presented “Summer Spectacular 2018” featuring students aged three onward in a contemporary based ballet entitled “Colors of Life” created by the center’s artistic director Gregory Aaron.
Senior teachers Cecille Nolasco and Pep Declaro arranged the libretto which was a charming story of a princess who encounters villagers and the elements of water, wind, fire and earth. Additionally on the program was the Grand Pas de Deux from “The Nutcracker.”
A fitting end to the lively numbers was Aaron’s “Sing Sing Sing,” a big band era jazzy ballet fun for the family!
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Congratulations to the new officers and directors of Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepción who were inducted during the high school graduation rites recently. Let’s welcome: energetic and dedicated architect and born leader Filna Daphne Perez Espina as president, who replaced past president Marieles del Rio Herrera; vice president-Jessica Rosello Avila; secretary-Tricia Ivy Rivera Gullas; assistant secretary-Beatrice Louella Gay Fortuna Albotra; treasurer-Jennifer Santiago Brillantes; assistant treasurer-Sarah Cui Binaday; public relations officer-Maria Socorro Escaño Laplana; assistant public relations officer-Maitina del Gallego Borromeo; auditor-Rosanna Javier Arcenas; directors-Chona Bernad, Angelina Labucay Escaño, Maria Gloria Colmenares Valenzuela, Dolores Acriche Suzara, Rosie Veloso Binghay and Grace Gamallo Semilla.