MANILA, Philippines—The UST Conservatory of Music celebrates the 30th year of its much acclaimed “Sampung Mga Daliri atbp” at the CCP Main Theater on Saturday, October 4 at 7 p.m.
An annual showcase of the Conservatory talents highlighting various repertoire played on ten grand pianos by selected alumni, faculty, and students, the event also boasts of its outstanding ensembles including the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra/Symphony Band, Jazz Band, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Voice faculty, Coro Tomasino and Liturgikon Ensemble that will be performing alongside the piano groups.
Featured pieces are “Invitation to the Dance” (Weber), “Rhapsody in Blue” (Gershwin), “Brasileira” (Milhaud), “Ang Maya” (Estella), “Inday” (Buencamino), “Take the A Train” (arranged By Emi Muniji), “Movie Themes” (arranged By Naldy Rodriguez) and culminates with the “Cuenco Medley” (arranged By Fr. Manuel Maramba, OSB), honoring the late National Artist and UST Faculty Ernani Cuenco who conceptualized “Sampung Daliri” in 1984.
Conductors include Herminigildo Ranera, Daniel Bartolome, Alberto Mesa and Ronan Ferrer.
On Sunday, October 5, the UST Symphony Orchestra, a resident company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, presents a unique symphonic concert entitled “Prism Rhapsody” at the CCP Main Theater at 6 p.m. with Daniel Bartolome as conductor.
Featured soloist is prize-winning Japanese marimbist Yukiko Ishihara who will be performing the Prism Rhapsody of renowned marimbist composer Keiko Abe. Other numbers in the programme include Overture from “La Gazza Ladra” by Rossini, Suite from “Star Wars” and “Battle of the Heroes” by John Williams, featuring special visual and sound effects.
Tickets to both events are available at the UST Music Office (731-4022), CCP Box Office (832-1125), and at the CCP lobby before curtain time.