4 Upcoming Events
In celebration with Beethoven's 250th Birth Anniversary present a series of concert that highlight a good cross section on his masterworks. Concert one features his chamber music, concert 2 features his concertos, Concert 3 features his solo piano works and concert 4 features the Philippine premiere of his sole opera "Fidelio".
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Chamber Music – February 22 Mariel Ilusorio, piano Jeanne Rafaella Marquez, violin Justin Vincent Louie Talusan, cello
Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" Violin Sonata no. 9 in A major op. 47 "Kreutzer"
Cello Sonata no. 1 in F Major, Op. 5
One of the country's top pianists Mariel Ilusorio opens the festival with the performance of Beethoven's epic Piano Trio with two of country's most promising young artists today, violinist Jeanne Rafaella and cellist Justin Vincent Louie Talusan, both winners of the National Music Competition for Young Artists and members of the multi-awarded Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra. Together they will provide a view of Beethoven's chamber music.
Concertos – March 28 Gabriel Allan Ferros Paguirigan, piano Emanuel John Villarin, violin Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra Jeffrey Solares, cond. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat, Major Op. "Emperor"
Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61
Three multi-awarded artists perform together on one stage, giving a glimpse of Beethoven's great concertos. The 15-year- old violinist Emanuel John Villarin will essay Beethoven's sole violin concerto while Gabriel Allan Ferros Paguirigan will perform Beethoven's grandest Piano Concerto, his "Emperor" with the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra under Maestro Jeffrey Solares.
Solo Piano Works – April 18 Ning Hui See, piano
Piano Sonata no. 17 in D minor Op. 31 no. 2 "The Tempest"
Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat Major Op. 81a "Les Adieux"
Piano Sonata no. 30 in E Major op. 109
One of the most outstanding young artists in the piano world today and one of Singapore's pride, pianist Ning Hui See is the grand prize winner of the "Cittadi Padova" international Piano Competition in Italy, the Cesar Franck International Piano Competition in Belgium, the Singapore Steinway Youth Competition, finalist in the BBC Young Musician Keyboard in London and recipient of the Sevenoaks Young Musician Award. She has performed all over London, Italy and in Asia.
Opera “Fidelio” – May 30 Jane Wee, soprano Nomher Nival, tenor Jec Retulla, baritone Karl Saret, bass Angeli Benipayo, soprano Rovic Solomo, tenor With PASIPO Vocal Ensemble Gabriel Allan Ferros Paguirigan, music director Farley Asuncion, collaborative pianist Malvin Macasaet, director
Most profound and Beethoven's sole opera, Fidelio will have its Philippine premiere in this concert. The opera will be presented in chamber version but complete with sets and costumes. To be performed in its original language (German) but with supertitles in English and Filipino to be projected on the sides of the stage.
The opera is about a woman who disguises herself as a man to get a job at the prison where her husband is held. Jailer’s daughter falls in love with the man/woman. Evil prison governor decides to murder husband. Jailer and man/woman dig grave for the husband. At the moment the governor raises his dagger to kill husband, man/woman steps between them with raised pistol, revealing herself as the prisoner’s wife. Trumpet sounds to signify arrival of minister and guards. Evil governor arrested, husband and wife reunited, jailer’s daughter – disappointed the man she loves turns out to be a woman – succumbs to jailer’s assistant who has been wooing her. Townsfolk rejoice. Freedom and love have triumphed over tyranny.
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