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Season’s Symphonies

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With less than 60 days to go before Christmas, we would love for you all to join us in this year’s SEASON’S SYMPHONIES holiday concerts at Ayala Museum!

PHILIPPINE MADRIGAL SINGERS
November 13
The Philippine Madrigal Singers
was organized in 1963 by National Artist, Professor Andrea O. Veneracion. The group was recognized in 2009 by the UNESCO as Artists for Peace for “putting their fame and influence at the service of UNESCO’s ideals and efforts to promote cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace”. With an average of two overseas concert tours a year, the Philippine Madrigal Singers is the country’s most active ambassadors of goodwill and perhaps, also one of the world’s most-traveled choirs. In 2001, Mark Anthony Carpio was personally chosen by Prof. Veneracion to succeed her reins as the choirmaster.

NOMER NIVAL (tenor) with FARLEY ASUNCION (piano)
November 21
Nomer Nival
is a winner of the 2007 National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA). With his beautiful tone, liquidity of phrasing and most of all, his inert musicality, Nomer has performed in most of the major productions produced by the UST Conservatory of Music. Early this year, he was a finalist and recipient of the Encouragement Award from the Marcello Giodani International Vocal Competition held in Florida, USA. He is currently under the tutelage of internationally acclaimed Filipino tenor, Arthur Espiritu.

Farley Asuncion obtained his Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the UST Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Naomi Paz Sison. He also studied under Manuel Maramba, OSB and Peter Porticos. He has given numerous recitals at Paco Park Presents and Concert at the Park and has served as guest-performer at lecture-recitals given at academic institutions such as the UP Balay Kalinaw and the Escaler Hall of Ateneo de Manila University. He also served as official pianist at masterclasses given by eminent singers including those by tenor Arthur Espiritu, soprano Rina Saporsantos (both held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines), Wagnerian soprano Claire Primrose, clarinetist Marcel Luxen, and recently, eminent coloratura soprano Sumi Jo’s masterclass under the MCO Foundation.

CAMILLE LOPEZ MOLINA and the VIVA VOCE SINGERS
November 27
One of the Philippines’s most sought-after classical singers today, Camille Lopez Molina studied voice at the University of the Philippines College of Music under the tutelage of Prof. Fides Cuyugan Asensio. She obtained her Professional Diploma in Music as a scholar of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, studying under Prof. Kevin Miller in 1996. Later that year she was accepted by the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien (Vienna Conservatory of Music) and studied with Croatian mezzo soprano Prof. Marija Sklad-Sauer, and American soprano Prof. Julia Conwell. She is a regular guest artist of the premiere orchestras of the country.

The Viva Voce Singers began as an intensive summer voice camp in 2010, the first of its kind in the Philippines. Its aim was to give young classical singers a venue where they can get to know their voices, hone antd practice their craft in a dynamic, demanding but constructive environment so that they can face the real-life pressures of performing professionally with confidence and real self-expression. Since then, the group has evolved to include not just workshop participants but young classical singers who are talented, motivated and eager to perform.

MANILA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
December 4
The Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is one of Asia’s oldest symphony orchestras. It was founded by Dr. Alexander Lippay in 1926. Disbanded in 1989, it was reinstated in 2001 by its longtime concertmaster, Prof. Basilio Manalo. At present, the MSO is composed of around 60 musicians under the music direction of Prof. Arturo Molina. MSO’s mission is to enrich the Filipino’s vibrant cultural life through fine orchestral music and to enable more people to experience the power of music. MSO aims to perform within the highest international standards and to present symphonic orchestral music in a fresh, spirited, and entertaining way. Being part of the MSO gives the Filipino musician the chance to participate in the performance of the major symphonies, concertos, overtures, and other masterpieces that generations of composers all over the world have written for the orchestral genre.

All concerts will be held at 6:30 pm at the Ayala Museum Ground Floor Lobby.

Tickets are at Php 500/concert, discounted to Php 400 for seniors and museum members or Php 300 for students (kindly present your membership card or valid ID during purchase). You may also avail of the Season Pass at Php 1,500 (flat rate, not subject to any discounts).

For inquiries and ticket reservation, please contact Paula Fernandez at (632) 759 82 88 local 31 or email fernandez.pnc@ayalamuseum.org.

NOTE: Reservations for each concert must be paid until Tuesday before the day of the performance to secure your slot in the reserved seating section. Your assignment on the reserved seating section will be on a first come, first served basis given on the day itself. All payments made after the deadline of reservations will be seated in the designated walk-in area. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

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