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February 25, 2013

An Evening Spring Festival - The Musics of East Asia

 
The resident East Asian ensembles of the Department of Musicology, UP College of Music will present a memorable concert on Thursday February 28, 6:30 pm at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium.
In tune with the spirit of the changing season, it features the Department’s Korean percussion ensemble samulnori, Chinese music ensemble sizhu and Japanese koto ensemble.

Made up of four percussion instruments, Korean samulnori is traditional festive “farmer’s music,” one type of which has evolved into a music performed in the modern concert stage. UP’s samulnori is directed by Korean doctoral student in music, MiHyun Oh and is the only ensemble of its kind in the Philippines. This is similar to the UP Koto Ensemble, which music is taught only in UP Diliman.

The UP Koto Ensemble is directed by Raissa Odi-Pineda who is the only Filipino Koto artist with a license conferred by the Nihon Sankyoku Kyokai in Tokyo. The repertoire includes "Mura no Matsuri" (Village Festival), Akogare (Hope) and En (Fireworks). The Chinese music ensemble is under the direction of Filipino Chinese Vicente Ongsiako. This and the Korean and Japanese ensembles will play a program consisting of music with a wide gamut of moods and expressions, from dynamic festival music (samulnori and koto ensembles) to serene and eloquent picturesque music by the Chinese ensemble such as “Night Festival Song,” “Butterfly Lovers,” “New Life,” and even the Filipino “Sampaguita.”

Admission ticket to the February 28 concert is Php 150 pesos. Students with valid IDs are entitled to 50 percent discount and senior citizens, 20%.

Contact Details:
For details, please call Josie Baradas at (63 2) 929-6963 or (63 2) 981-85-00 loc. 2639.
Schedule/Venue
University of the Philippines
Diliman

Diliman
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines


Thursday February 28, 2013

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