Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Arts and Music Festival celebrated

The MCO Foundation (Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation) inspired everyone to “Celebrate Life through Arts and Music” on its Chamber Music Festival at the Insular Life Auditorium, Makati last March 5, 12, 19 and 27, 2010.

The festival serenades the attendees with beautiful music performed by some of the country’s most sought-after musicians today. It, specifically, featured on the first day a performance of Ernest Chausson’s Concerto for Piano, Violin, and String Quartet, and Robert Schumann’s Piano Trio no. 2 as part of a tribute to Robert Schumann’s Centennial Celebration. Artists are pianist Mary Anne Espina, violinist Gina Medina, and cellist Anjo Inacay, and the St. Scholasticas String Quartet.

The March 12 concert, on the other hand, featured guitarist Ruben Reyes and collaborating piano, double bass and percussion players, in works by diverse composers including Alexandre Tansman and Claude Bolling. 

On March 19, moreover, featured chamber performances of opera excerpts by Mozart, Offenbach, Verdi, Bellini, performed by soprano Camille Lopez Molina, soprano Jennifer Uy, tenor Randy Gilongo and bass-baritone Noel Azcona with pianist Peter Porticos.

For the festival-ender on March 27, singing actress Nenen Espina and guest artists present melodies from the American Songbook, including works by Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers.

The MCO Foundation Secretariat can be contacted at 750-0768.


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