Ayala Museum, Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation, Manila Symphony Orchestra, with the support of Lyric Piano present
YOUNG ARTISTS KEEPING THE TRADITIONS OF
CLASSICAL, CHORAL, AND STANDARD MUSIC ALIVE
CONCERT 1: THE BIG B’S (Bach, Beethoven, Berg, and Brahms)
Matthew Calderon on piano
August 20, 2015
18 year-old Matthew Calderon is an incoming sophomore pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Major in Piano Performance in the studio of Dr. Roberta Rust at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida. Matthew debuted as a classical pianist at the age of 16 at the Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation’s Young Artist Concert Series. He had his orchestral debut at the same age with the Manila Symphony Orchestra and a few months after, performed with the Philippine Philharmonic. He first learned to play the piano at the age of six with Jerome Baes in his hometown Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.
Matthew is a prizewinner of piano competitions such as the 2nd Mozart International Piano Competition in Bangkok, Thailand and Piano Teacher’s Guild of the Philippines ‘Soundscapes’, and was a finalist at the 2014 Lynn Concerto Competition in Florida. He has participated in piano festivals in the Philippines and the Yong Siew Toh Summer Institute in Singapore. He has attended piano masterclasses under Boris Slutsky, Rebecca Penneys, Reynaldo Reyes, Fr. Manuel Maramba, Cecile Licad, Najib Ismail, Aries Caces, Ross Salvosa, Victor Asuncion, Anna Kijanowska, Rolf Dieter Arens, Claudia Yang, and Claire Wachter.
CONCERT 2: BACK TO BACH
Andrew Constantino on clarinet
also with Denise See on piano
August 27, 2015
16-year old Andrew Constantino had his first clarinet lessons at the age of nine under his father, Ariel Constantino. He became a member of his grandfather’s band, Imus Youth Symphonic Band Inc. ’83, under the baton of Mr. Arnold Constantino. At the age of 10, Andrew appeared as a soloist of his band and has performed many concerts. When he was 12, his father encouraged him to audition for the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA), and was accepted in 2010 as a music scholar; and graduated in 2014 under the tutelage of Professor Ariel Sta. Ana of University of Santo Tomas, Conservatory of Music.
Last year, Andrew participated and performed at the II Convegno Clarinet Festival held at the University of Santo Tomas, Conservatory of Music Recital Hall 2. Andrew had attended various master classes with Mr. John Schertel, Dr. Wendy Mazon, Mr. Brian Gnojek, Mr. Marcel Luxen and Andrew Simon. Andrew was featured by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra during it’s “Sunsets at Makiling” concert in May 2014 at the National Arts Center, Mt. Makiling Los Banos, Laguna.
CONCERT 3: THE MANILA SYMPHONY JUNIOR ORCHESTRA
The MSO Junior on strings
August 30, 2015
The Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra (MSO-Junior) is composed of young string players aged 7-18 years old. Selected through auditions, they are given special training in ensemble playing, sight-reading and instrumental technique under members of the MSO. Many are enrolled in the MSO Music Academy while some are scholars from the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA). Some of the members of the group have been winners and finalists in the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) while others have been featured in TV commercials featuring gifted children. They are being trained under the direction of Jeffrey Solares.
In summer 2015 the MSJO had a Summer Music Camp at the Stairway Foundation in Puerto Galera, Mindoro and performed an outreach concert in Mt. Malasimbo. After that they performed at the Ayala Museum as part of MSO’s Rush Hour Concert Series.
P 500 Regular
P 400 Seniors, Members, AGC employees
P 300 Students
P 1,200 Season Pass (for all three concerts)
For inquiries and reservations:
CALL: 759 82 88 local 31