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Stefanie Quintin, voice - MA Recital

Thursday, May 12th, 2022 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Free. RSVP required: http://music.ucsd.edu/tickets

All guests must adhere to University Return to Learn guidelines.

Streaming LIVE for FREE at http://music.ucsd.edu/live

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Ilocano, Hiligaynon, Cebuano

(v. to see, to look at, to view, to mind, to contemplate, to be vigilant)


In a time where we find ourselves in a place of disillusionment, in a state of flux – with differing energies and a wavering sense of stability, we must take a step back and find resolve within ourselves. As the Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal wrote in one of his plays: “Con el recuerdo del pasado, entro en el porvenir (I enter the future with a memory of the past),” which transformed into the Filipino proverb: “Ang taong hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makararating sa paroroonan (He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination);” it is in retrospection that we learn to ground ourselves and remember who we were – to which we anchor our aspirations and dreams, as we prepare to propel to attain our full potential.


Yet as we move forward, we must constantly remind ourselves that we are finite beings, all fighting against time to an inevitable end. As we begin to see the limits of time, may our memories of the past move us to a position of hope toward a future with endless possibilities, for it is through acknowledging our history as weavers of time that we can begin to live in the present. 


TAN-AW seeks to look deeper into ourselves and find our innate purpose as stewards of our bodies and of the earth. As we are easily eclipsed by the noise of voices in and out of our heads, it is challenging to see clearly and be illuminated by our verity. But as the Persian poet Rumi says, “What you seek is seeking you,” may we remember to find solace within ourselves and gain the courage to continue treading our unique paths.

Featuring new works by Filipino composers Dave Jimuel Dagta, Jonathan Domingo, Feliz Macahis, and Chaitanya Tamayo, the pieces in the recital program are written in various languages: Cebuano, Ilocano, Ibaloi, Kalanguya, and Tagalog as part of the WIKAWIT initiative of revitalizing Filipino languages through music. 

Support the project through this link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wikawit/wikawit-revitalization-of-filipino-languages-through-music

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