Piano Concert Introduces PH Music History in Oslo
OSLO 18 June 2019 – As an opening salvo to its piano concert series to celebrate the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo hosted a free concert for the members of the Filipino community in Oslo and friends at the St. Joseph’s Church on 24 May 2019.
Despite the rainy weather, members of the Filipino community and friends made an effort to attend the event and were enthralled by Filipino pianist Dr. Raul Sunico’s performance.
Dr. Sunico brought them back to memory lanes playing Filipino songs such as “Kumintang”, “Bato sa Buhangin”, “Saranggola” ni “Pepe”, “Kundiman” and “Bayan Ko.” The performance was coupled with a lecture introduction to Philippine Music History.
The celebration was realized with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) led by Chairman Virgilio S. Almario, the assistance of Fr. Jose Johan Dumandan and the Sacred Heart Filipino Chaplaincy, and the cooperation of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Office of Strategic Communications and Research-Cultural Diplomacy Division. END
(Jo Ann Alonzo photos)
On May 28, the Philippine Embassy in Oslo in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Austria featured internationally acclaimed pianist Dr. Raul Sunico to a Mini-Concert with members of the Museum Group in Oslo at the Austrian Embassy Residence and with Madame Yan Donko, wife of Austrian Ambassador Wilhelm Maximilian Donko hosting. (Eva Margie San Miguel photo)