Photo by: Hanani Asuncion
As the last quarter of the year commenced, the U.P Center for Ethnomusicology mounted the last few events to celebrate the birth centenary of National Artist and UPCE founder, Dr. Jose Montserrat Maceda. Last September 25 to 26, the U.P Center for Ethnomusicology organized the Jose Maceda Centennial International Sympsium (JMCIS), a symposium that aims to forge linkages with people and institutions to celebrate the legacy
There was anticipation in the air last January 31 at the U.P College of Music Abelardo Hall as the closing activities of the year- long celebration of Dr. Jose Maceda’s birthday was celebrated with a concert titled Maceda Retrospective 1952∙1981∙2003. It was a night that ended with a mix of gratification and upsurge of renewed interest in the life and works of the celebrated national artist. A diverse audience
The legacy of José Montserrat Maceda, artist, scholar, philosopher and humanist, covers a wide breadth of human endeavors, interests and aspirations, with special significance to the musical cultures of the Philippines and Southeast Asia vis a vis the Asian civilization at large, as well as the rest of the world. It reaches out to discover and express through modern methods of inquiry, reflection, and creative work, theories, philosophies and
“Now that we have learned Cordillera music with the masters themselves, we can teach our students what we ourselves learned and not only from the videos we see on the internet or the stories we read in the books,” – these were some of the words of Ian Gonzales, a Department of Education teacher in Antipolo, during the final synthesis and discussion of the Jose Maceda Project Series: Masterclass and Workshop in Philippine Music.
This project is made possible by the generous support of the University of the Philippines Office of International Linkages and the Kunggi Hyang Je Jul Pung Ru, Inc.
The Kunggi Hyang Je Jul Pung Ru, Inc. is an association of musicologists and master musicians in South Korea aiming for the preservation of traditional strings chamber music in the Kunggi province. Originally, the strings chamber music was enjoyed by royal families and the aristocratic