“Jamming with Bach and Friends” concludes Classics at the Hill Year 2

t0627babeth1Hill Station and the organizers of the 2016 Baguio Summer Music Festival conclude the season of Classics at the Hill Year 2 with “Jamming with Bach and Friends,” featuring award-winning young music artists, clarinet player Andrew Constantino and pianist Gabriel Allan Paguirigan.

The duo will perform on July 2 in a dinner concert at Hill Station inside Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m. For reservations and other inquiries, drop by Hill Station, call tel. nos. (074) 424 2734 or 0915 829 2166 or email info@hillstationbaguio.com.

Constantino, 17, had his first clarinet lessons at age 9 with his father Ariel. He became a member of his grandfather’s Imus Youth Symphonic Band Inc. ’83 under the baton of Arnold Constantino.

When he was 10, he appeared as a soloist of his band and performed in many concerts. At age 12, he auditioned for the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) and was accepted as a music scholar. He is on his fourth year there under the tutelage of Prof. Ariel Sta. Ana of University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music.

Constantino has participated in the 10th National Summer Music Camp at the Samba-Likhaan Artists’ Community in Quezon City, the 11th National Summer Music Camp held at Subic Freeport and at the 13th and 14th National Summer Music Camp at the National Arts Center in Mt. Makiling.

He became a member of the Philippine Youth Symphonic Band (PYSB) after his first music camp. As a PYSB member, he has performed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater, Far Eastern University Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, PhilamLife Auditorium and more. He conducted the PYSB in many gala concerts.

He recently participated and performed at the II Convegno Clarinet Festival at the UST Conservatory of Music. There he took a master class with John Schertel of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He also attended master classes with Dr. Wendy Mazon, Brian Gnojek, and Marcel Luxen.

Paguirigan, 20, received his formal piano lessons at the age of 8 under Mrs. Hannah Valdez-Sariego at the Awit Institute for the Arts. He passed the auditions for the PHSA where he studied under Prof. Augusto Espino for his first two years and later with Prof. Nita Abrogar-Quinto. He was a consistent academic and artistic awardee and recipient of the Makiling Academic and Research Institute for the Arts (MARIA) Scholarship given by the CCP.

As a pianist, Philippine Star as a “virtuoso-in- the-making.” He has appeared in numerous concerts and recitals, playing solo works and chamber music in venues such as the CCP, Tanghalang Maria Makiling at National Arts Center, Abelardo Hall Auditorium, PhilamLife Auditorium, Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium, Paco Park.

He has been the following: third place and Best in Contest Piece in the 2010 Pianto Teachers Guild of the Philippines (PTGP), Beethoven Piano Concerto Competition, first prize in the 2011 NAMCYA, Piano Category B, top prize in the 2013 Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Young Pianists Competition and second prize in the 2013 PTGP Piano Ensemble Competition.

Paguirigan has taken master classes under Prof. Albert Tiu, Prof. Victor Asuncion, Mrs. Lania Bronola-Dickert, Prof. Abelardo Galang II, Prof. Reynaldo Reyes, Angelo Rondello,

Prof.Charisse Baldoria, Marie Vermeulin, Prof. Rolf Dieter Arens, Emilio Peroni, to name some.

He is a fifth year student at the University of the Philippines finishing his Bachelor of Music, Major in Piano under of Prof. Luci Magalit.

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2016 Baguio Summer Music Festival’s Classic at the Hill Year 2

Manila Symphony Orchestra Music Academy present The 2016 Baguio Summer Music Festival’s Classic at the Hill Year 2 – A Gala Concert.

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Summer Out There 2016 Baguio Edition: MSO Music Academy Summer Music Camp

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.
MSO Junior Orchestra with Maestro Jeffrey Solares (right)
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

Daily schedule:

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

DISCOUNTED FEES:

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 info@hillstationbaguio.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 2014@yahoo.com or josephuy2004@gmail.com.

‘Sampayan Blues’

‘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. #

Sampayan Blues - Print Collateral
Sampayan Blues – Print Collateral