The Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra will hold a special music camp and two special concerts April 27-30. Camp venue is the ICM House of Prayer on Recto Road, Baguio City.
The camp aims to provide the members of
the MSO Junior Orchestra and the participants from Baguio a three-day intensive boot camp which includes refresher courses on music theory, music rudiments as well as individual and group lessons with the faculty of the academy.
The Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra and the Academy invite musicians of Baguio and neighboring areas/provinces to join the music camp.
Participation of Baguio musicians is broken down as follows:
Violin—no minimum, but maximum of 20 students
Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Saxophone and other orchestral instruments may be opened if there are at least three (3) participants from Baguio
Guitar and piano may be opened if there are at least five (5) participants for each instrument from Baguio
April 25 4-6 p.m. Registration of Baguio participants, interview and leveling for music theory and group lessons;
April 26-28 Music Camp Proper 7 a.m. Breakfast; 9-10 a.m. Music theory, rudiments, divided into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced 10-11 a.m. Group Lessons, Session 1 11 a.m. to 12 noon Group Lessons, Session 2 12 noon to 1p.m. Lunch Break 1-2 p.m. Individual Lessons (optional for Baguio students) 2- 4 p.m. Junior Orchestra Full Rehearsal (Baguio students may observe) 4 p.m. Merienda and Recreational Activities (or rehearsals for those playing in the mini-recital) 5:30 p.m. Mini Recital 7 p.m. Dinner 8 p.m. Fellowship 9 p.m. Sleep
PhP1,500 CAMP FEE Inclusive of 3 days Music Theory, Group Lessons and Participation in the Culminating Concerts
PhP1,000 OPTIONAL Individual Lesson Fee (One hour individual lesson)
P500 RECITAL FEE
The MSO Junior Orchestra under Maestro Solares performs April 30 at 4 p.m. at a to be announced venue with a vocal soloist who has Baguio roots. On April 30, the orchestra moves with a different repertoire to Hill Station for a dinner concert at 6:30 p.m. with soloist Hansel Ang, a Baguio kid, as soloist. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 8.
The Hill Station concert is a ticketed event. For the dinner concert, it’s P1.2k. For concert only, it’s P500. Please contact Hill Station directly for inquiries on the April 29 concert through email@example.com.
For inquiries and reservation of slots, call the Cultural Arts Events Organizer at tel. no. 997-9483 or cell phone no. 0920-9540053 or email culturalarts firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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‘Sampayan Blues’ opens Oct. 15 at Maryknoll’s The Gallery
“Sampayan Blues,” the ninth solo painting exhibition and installation by Babeth Lolarga,freelance writer, painter and teacher, opens on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Sanctuary Gallery,Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary (MES), North Sto. Tomas Road, Campo Sioco, Baguio.
A migrant to Baguio since 1992, Lolarga is aware of the housekeeper’s dilemma when the monsoon months bring in days and nights of wind and rain without let up. Wet laundry takes longer to dry and becomes smelly, walls and shoes become moldy, moods are subject to the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Lolarga’s works use mixed media, mainly acrylic on canvas paper, and are installed on a clothesline-like laundry left to dry indoors. Behind each painting are her scribbled, journal-like notes on the making of each work or the sketch for it before the images are finalized on the other side. These “doodles” and “notes” also serve the function of authentication papers for each work.
Also to be installed in the exhibition are some furnishings to give the space the look of an artist’s studio and housekeeper’s den, a reference to the balancing act women artists with families do.
A fine arts graduate of the University of the Philippines Baguio and journalism graduate of U.P. Diliman, Lolarga has joined exhibits with her colleagues in the Baguio Aquarelle Society and helped organize writing workshops in the city.
All proceeds from “Sampayan Blues” will go to the environmental advocacy of the MES and the maintenance of its new chapel. The show runs until Nov. 14, 2015. #