Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Considered possibly the greatest Western composer of all time. He wrote symphonies, concertos, chamber music, sonatas, and vocal music. His best-known composition is the Ninth Symphony with its passionate chorus, the Ode to Joy. Beethoven began to lose his hearing in the 1790s and was completely deaf by 1818. ©Copyright 1994. Microsoft® Encarta.
Concert Session Works in the Philippines
- Gladys Knight & the Pips
- Burt Bacharach
- Henry Mancini
- Andy Williams
- Gift of Life Concert with First Lady Amelita Ramos & daughter Jo
Dianne Reeves at the CCP and Cebu Convention Center
Points to Ponder
- Mr. Lesaca's father, Dr. Reynaldo M. Lesaca, is the only Filipino who talked and
interviewed Albert Einstein for his school paper as a young student in the USA…
- Mr. Lesaca's Great Grand uncle, Julian Felipe, composed the Marcha Nacional which is
known today as the Phil. National Anthem.
Activities of Note
- Commissioned work, ODE TO EARTH, by the UNITED NATIONS EVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM (UNEP) Director for Asia & the Pacific, donated to UNEP Director-General Dr. Mostafa Tolba
- The only Filipino performer to be accorded equal concert billing & publicity in the 1986 special concert ONE ON ONE featuring Noel Pointer & John Lesaca
- Currently the resident co-host for the weekly musical television program A Little Night of Music
- Performed for the country at the Philippine Pavilion of the 1993 EXPO at Seville Spain
- A member of the Philippine group TALA, to the NORTH SEA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL at The Hague, Netherlands
- A member of the Philippine Tourism Sales Mission to Hongkong, Taipei and Kaoshiung (1994)
- Performed for King Carlos & Queen Sofia during their Philippine visit last April 1995
- Host and co-producer of the weekly musical television program, The John Lesaca Show every Thursdays,
UHF channel 27 Citynet.
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