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July 16, 2022, “New Beginnings” performance at the Blue Gallery in NYC. A reception followed, a part of which is included in this video.
- “Shape Preludes” (excerpts) and “Four Moods” for Piano by Loretta Notareschi
- “9 Miniatures” for Piano by James Cohn, “Boris Kernen” by Caroline Shaw for Cello and Flowerpots
- “Three Pieces” (World Premiere) for Piano by Melissa Shiflett
- “Mga Isip Nina Nanay” (World Premiere) for Violin by Anna Maria Manalo
- “Loaded” (World Premiere) for Violin, ‘Cello and Percussion by Rex Benincasa.
“Three Pieces” (2022) for Piano by Melissa Shiflett, dedicated to Anna Maria Manalo. This recording is by Kurt Briggs.
“NOW” Arts Series Presentation (2020) during the Pandemic, curated and produced by Composer/Guitarist Raul Quines. Anna performs the World Premiere of her “Bunkaka3” for violin, and “Four Moods” (World Premiere) for piano by Loretta Notareschi.
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“Kundiman2” Presentation as part of the “Heritage Days Festival” in Alberta Canada. This is a premiere performance that introduced Filipino Music and art to Bonyville ,Alberta Canada. I selected all the “Kundiman” (traditional Philippine Art Song). Alongside my live presentation (not in view) I presented a slide show with the lyrics and translations of all the Kundiman, biographies of the composers, interspersed with traditional Philippine paintings. A few highlights for you include “Parang Maghapon Lamang” (Just for an Afternoon) [9’56”] and “Awit ng Pagsinta” (Song of Pleading) [13’15”] by my great uncle Julian Celis Balita. At 17’02” I introduce a Filipino Air “Pagpag” (sound made by pounding rice) on the violin, followed by a piano improvisation on the Air. Finally at 36’55” I present the traditional Philippine serenade “Hating Gabi” (at Midnight) on the violin.
1 Tagalog/Filipino for “My Mother’s Thoughts”.
2 Filipino/Tagalog word for the traditional Filipino Art Song genre from the late 1800s-1920s.
3 An ancient Filipino Air originally composed for an ancient Filipino violin.