Saturday, September 27, 2014

The MCOF Young Artists Series 2014 ends with a performance of one of the most promising young clarinetists today, Andrew Constantino on October 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ayala Museum, Makati City.

Andrew Constantino

Clarinetist Andrew Constantino first drew the attention of world renowned clarinetist Marcel Luxen in his masterclass two years ago. Luxen noted, “Andrew is a talent to watch out for, a major talent in the making.”

Andrew started his first clarinet lessons at a young age of nine under his father, Ariel Constantino and become a member of his grandfather’s band, Imus Youth Symphonic Band. At 12, he was accepted as a music scholar under the tutelage of Prof. Ariel Sta. Ana at the Philippine High School for the Arts.

As a member of the Philippine Youth Symphonic Band, he was able to perform in various venues such as Cultural Center of the Philippines, the defunct Phil-Am Life Auditorium to name a few. Last year, he participated and performed at the Il Convegno Clarinet Festival held at the UST Conservatory of Music. An avid participant in various masterclass including those conducted by John Schertel, Wendy Mazon, Brian Gnojek, Marcel Luxen and recently Andrew Simon.

This concert marks Andrew’s professional solo debut. He will be performing the works of Messenger, Poulenc, Schumann and Copland.

This concert is made possible through partnership with Ayala Museum, NCCA, Friends For the Cultural Concerns of the Philippines, Raintree Group of Restaurants, BusinessWorld, Her Words, Highlife, Lyric Piano and Organ and 98.7 The Master’s Touch.

The MCOF Young Artists’ Series is one of Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation (MCOF)’s core programs. The MCOF, established in 1985, has a mission of promoting classical music. Every year the MCO Foundation selects four (4) of the most promising young artists, who are given the endorsement, performance opportunities, and exposure to a wider public. Oftentimes, the recitals of young artists under the MCOF aegis have become the artists’ official debut as performers.

For tickets, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999, the MCO Foundation at (63 2) 750-0768, (63 920) 954-0053 or CAEO at (63 2) 762-7164 or (63 918) 347-3027.

Ayala Museum is located at Makati Avenue corner Dela Rosa St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

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