Saturday, September 06, 2014

Continuing its faculty concert season for academic year 2014-2015, the UP College of Music presents a rare mandolin concert titled Four Mandolin Revue, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music.

This event is spearheaded by the Strings and Chamber Music Department of the UP College of Music and will feature the first mandolin ensemble in the country composed of Lester Demetillo, Armando Derecho, David Dino Guadalupe, and Ferdinand Medina. They will be joined by guitarists Nathan Neil Manimtim and Solaiman Jamisolamin, flutist Antonio Maigue, and pianist Geraldine Marie Gonzales.

Inspired by his recent encounter with Japanese mandolin players who perform a vast repertoire for this instrument in their country, Mr. Demetillo seeks to discover its adaptability to other music genres. Through this concert, he hopes to inspire musicians and music enthusiasts, and other string players, especially rondalla groups in the Philippines.

Mr. Demetillo said, “It’s never too late to learn an instrument.” It took him almost four months to study the mandolin using the instrument which was made by Mr. Derecho himself. He said that learning the mandolin will be an exciting experience especially for serious musicians in the country.

Arrangements of the following masterpieces adapted for the mandolin that will be featured in this concert are: Francesco Mancini’s Sonata in D minor, Sonata in D major by Georg Frederic Handel, Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in G minor, Trio by Rosendo E. Santos, Sonatina by Hans Kohler, John Dowland’s Lachrimae Pavane, Espinha de Bacalhau by Severino Araujo, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto in A minor (1st movement), Trio by Kiyoshige Koyama, and Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Romance.

Ticket price is at P300 each. Discount prices will be given to senior citizen and students.

For more information and reservations, please call Ms. Eva at (63 2) 926-0026, (63 2) 981-8500 local 2629, 2639.

University of the Philippines is located at Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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