The Philippine High School for the Arts to launch the first Makiling Music Festival

MOUNT Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna — The Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) will the launch the first Makiling Music Festival (2017) to showcase and develop young talents.

The two-day event, which will be held at the Bulwagang Sarimanok at the PHSA campus on Mt. Makiling on March 5-7; will feature concerts, master classes and workshops about the arts. Everything is free and open to the public.

The first day of the event opens with the Young Musicians Concert featuring the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra under the baton of Jeffrey Solares with Kirsten Fabellar (piano) and Monica Bacus (violin). Pianists Nathan Domagas and Jet Chong and violinists Micah Pecson and Ian Mora will be featured in “Hiraya”, a series of music recitals for the Grade 10 students.

The second day will start with a guitar concert featuring Pongpat Pongpradit, Sornsek Srivipanon, Naoki Ikuta, Mai Guitar Quartet, Aaron Aguila, and Triple Fret. It will be followed by the performances of Sting Asistores (guitar) and Chirbee Dy (soprano) in the last series of Hiraya.

The last day of the festival will feature the alumni concert featuring Gabby Paguirigan (piano) and Anna Migallos (soprano), to be immediately followed by the closing Chamber Music Concert featuring Renato Lucas (cello), Mariel Ilusorio (piano), Juan Muñoz (violin), April Misa (piano), Stefanie Quintin (soprano) and Grade 11 music students Alain de Asis (violin), Angel Esteban (viola), Marlee Pabico (guitar), Yvette Parcon (soprano), and Janna Peña (piano).

Aside from the concerts, there will be master classes and workshops for violin, guitar, piano, voice, chamber music and jazz improvisation will be held during the afternoons of the three-day festival.

For more details, kindly call Mr. Gino Misa and Ms. Jenine Malijan at #0495764100 or #09178663099. Also, please visit the Makiling Music Festival Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MakilingMusicFestival/

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