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Sample classical music in its many aspects, richness and scope; meet many kinds of people engaged in it. Our program roster also includes forays into other genres.  


Short commentaries foster a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ and his finished work, his Word, and the implications of his lordship and liberation for all of life. 


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"I want to record—like Rembrandt recorded the Jews, I want to record the Christians, simply that. For instance, my great grandmother had a picture of 'Jeremiah Lamenting the Fall of Jerusalem' by Rembrandt—it's the greatest Jewish picture ever, and he was not a Jew, but he lived amongst them—I cannot aspire to be Rembrandt but if at least one section of the Passion has the truth about Christianity that Rembrandt's paintings have about Judaism, I'll be all right—that's enough." (Osvaldi Golijov) Listen to the striking La Pasión según San Marcos (St Mark Passion) by the Jewish Argentinean composer this Good Friday on THE GOOD MEASURE (1400). ... See MoreSee Less

9 hours ago

BRAVO FILIPINO (1200) features the Manila Concert Choir under Dr Romulo Pizaña, and Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng leading the Yale Recital Chorus and Orchestra in music from Beethoven’s Mass in C. ... See MoreSee Less

10 hours ago

Before Bill McGlaughlin concludes his dissection of JS Bach's St Matthew Passion on EXPLORING MUSIC (1000), he opens with a section of The Well-Tempered Clavier. Part three of the Passion begins with Jesus being mocked by the soldiers of Pontius Pilate, leads to the crucifixion and death of Christ, and ends with Jesus laid in the tomb. MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC (1100) follows with recent releases of pieces for Passiontide including works by Lassus, Victoria, Gesualdo, and Jacques Arcadelt. ... See MoreSee Less

13 hours ago

One astonishing thing about the Gospel accounts of the death of Jesus is that they include almost no detail. They all simply say some form of “they crucified him"... Jesus’ death was brutal... But the Spirit did not move the gospel writers to include such gory details in the canon of Scripture. Why is that? One reason is that the suffering of Jesus was simply ineffable. The suffering of his body was dwarfed by the “anguish of his soul” (Isaiah 53:11). No words can capture the sacred horror of the Sinless One becoming sin for us. Let words be few. But another reason is that it is not the Son’s suffering that Father wants us primarily to see. He wants us primarily to see what the Son’s suffering accomplishes: “in him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace” (Ephesians 1:7). —Jon Bloom, "Could My Tears Forever Flow" :///www.desiringgod.org/blog/… ... See MoreSee Less

16 hours ago

Spirituals were African-American religious folksongs that grew out of the slavery experience and the introduction of Christianity into slaves’ lives. Rooted in African musical tradition as well, they reflected life in a strange and terribly oppressive new world. They were often improvisations upon older hymns that became entirely new songs, and in some ways they foreshadow the birth of American jazz. In this NIGHT LIGHTS (2100), we’ll hear jazz interpretations of spirituals by John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Grant Green, Louis Armstrong, Archie Shepp with Horace Parlan, and more. ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

At the Heimbach "Tensions" Festival, CONCERT HOUR (2000) captures a performance of the last quartet Schubert wrote—his String Quartet in G Major. This is a work full of daring and radical turns. ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

Join us this afternoon for HOMESPUN (1300), our special Holy Week request program. We'll be covering two Olympian requests today — for Elmer Bernstein's classic "Ten Commandments" score, Joseph Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is a special day as it marks 75th birthday of the late baritone Elmo Makil. BRAVO FILIPINO (1200) pays tribute to his musical artistry and of course his immense contribution to our rich music culture. Also on the program, cellist Amador Tamayo plays Boccherini. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bill McGlaughlin continues his investigation of Bach's great oeuvre, the St Matthew Passion, today on EXPLORING MUSIC (1000). This is followed by more laid-back, but no-less-impressive Bach, on THE CONCERT (1100). Bach’s sonatas for viola da gamba were written at a time when the instrument was waning—most of the great players were in their final years, or had already passed on. We'll hear sonatas of incredible technical prowess, and the program ends with a lovely set of incidental music written by Purcell for the Restoration comedy The Old Bachelor. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Remembering “The Father of Chinese Painting in the Philippines”

WHAT | Professor Chen Bing Sun: His Legacy, Our Heritage WHEN | 16-22 November 2013 WHERE...

An Evening of Bel Canto with Arthur Espiritu and company

WHAT | An Evening of Bel Canto WHEN | 26 October 2013, Saturday(1900) WHERE | Ayala...

Matthew Calderon for MCOF Young Artists’ Series

WHAT | MCOF Young Artists’ Series 2013: Matthew Calderon WHEN | 16 October...

Clarion Chamber Ensemble offers an Eclectic Feast!

WHAT | Clarion Chamber Ensemble: An Eclectic Chamber Music Feast WHEN | 03 October...

Soprano Myramae Meneses for MCOF’s Young Artists’ Series

WHAT | MCOF Young Artists’ Series 2013: Myramae Meneses WHEN | 02 October...

MCOF Young Artist Ivan Niccolo Nery at Ayala Museum

WHAT | MCOF Young Artists’ Series 2013: Ivan Niccolo Nery WHEN | 18 September...

Violinist Jeline Oliva at Ayala Museum

WHAT | MCOF Young Artists’ Series 2013: Jeline Oliva WHEN | 5 September...

Japanese-Filipino Amici Trio debuts at Sta Isabel

WHAT | Amici Trio Debut WHEN | 27 August 2013, Tuesday (2000) WHERE | Sto Cristo del...

Operatic music, for piano four hands

WHAT | Four Hands at the Opera WHEN | 13 July 2013, Saturday (1930) WHERE | Little...

MSO: The Trumpet Calls

WHAT | MSO Season 13-14 II: “The Trumpet Calls” WHEN | 6 July 2013, Saturday...