Season 2019-2020

The Music of Ryan Cayabyab

Ateneo Chamber Singers |Prof. Jonathan Velasco, conductor
June 9, 2019 (Sunday, 6 p.m.) Arete, Ateneo De Manila University
The MSO opens our Season with a tribute to the music of our newly appointed National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab. At home in both the classical and popular music alike, Maestro Cayabyab’s prodigious creativity is manifest in his numerous choral and orchestral output, which will be interpreted for us by the MSO under the baton of Guest Conductor Prof. Jonathan Velasco together with the Ateneo Chamber Singers.
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Choral and Orchestral Works of Ryan Cayabyab
Ateneo Chamber Singers
Jonathan Velasco, conductor

Sunday June 9, 2019 at 6PM
Hyundai Hall, Arete, Ateneo De Manila, Quezon City

Double Concerto

Matias Oliveira Pinto, cello | Andion Fernandez-Ching, soprano | Prof. Marlon Chen, conductor
Sept. 1 (Sunday, 6 p.m.) Power Mac Center , Circuit Makati
The earthy baritone voice of the cello mixes it up with the golden timbre of the soprano voice as two Berlin-based artists cellist Matias Oliveira Pinto (cello) and Andion Fernandez-Ching (soprano) performs for the first time in Manila Jeffrey Ching’s ritualistic new work. The audience will also be treated to further appreciate the cello’s agility and expressivenes in Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C-major.
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Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major
Ching: Celestial-Infernal Grand Nuptial Rite
(ONE MORE PIECE TBA)

Matias Oliveira-Pinto, cello
Andion Fernandez Ching, soprano
Marlon Chen, conductor

Sunday Sept 1, 2019 at 6PM
Powermac Center Spotlight, Circuit, Makati City

Sibelius and Beethoven 5th

Jeanne Rafaella Marquez, violin | Tarmo Peltokoski, conductor
October 6 (Sunday, 6 p.m.) Arete, Ateneo De Manila University
The MSO Foundation’s faith and belief the young talent is highlighted in the program featuring 15-year old violinist Jeanne Rafaella Marquez, first prize winner in the 2018 National Music Competitions for young Artists (NAMCYA) as she performs the holy grail of all violin concertos- Sibelius’ D-minor. Finnish-Filipino conducting prodigy Tarmo Peltokoski, a protege of the legendary Finnish conducting legend Jorma Panula, will have his Philippine debut as he leads as he leads the MSO in this program that will also feature Beethoven’s most popular Symphony, his Fifth in C-minor.
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Sibelius: Lemminkainen’s Return, Op. 22/4
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in C-minor

Jeanne Rafaela Marquez, violin
Tarmo Peltokostki, conductor

Sunday October 6, 2019 at 6PM
Hyundai Hall, Arete, Ateneo De Manila, Quezon City

Pas de Deux

Diomedes Saraza Jr., concertmaster and solo violin | Kim Yeonjin, cello | Darrell Ang, conductor
November 16 (Saturday) 4PM, Meralco Theater, Pasig City
International conducting superstar Darrell Ang returns to MSO as he teams up with MSO's Concertmaster, Juillard-trained violinist Diomedes Saraza Jr, and Korean cellist Kim Yeonjin, in a program featuring Brahms' Double Concerto as well as well-loved Ballet Scores from the genius of Tchaikovsky.
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November 16, 2019 | 4PM | Meralco Theater, Pasig City
Brahm: Double Concerto
Tchaikovsky's Ballet Suite from Swan Lake

Diomedes Saraza Jr., concertmaster and solo violin
Kim Yeonjin, cello
Darrell Ang, conductor

Concerto de Aranjuez and Shostakovich

Jacob Cordover, guitar | Marlon Chen, conductor
Feb. 5, 2020 (Wednesday, 8 p.m.) Cultural Center of the Philippine
The most popular concerto for the guitar, Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concerto de Aranjuez” will be performed Spanish guitar virtuoso Jacob Cordover with the MSO who, under the baton of principal guest conductor Marlon Chen, will close the season with a performance the monumental Symphony No. 5 by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.
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Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranuez
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5

Jacob Cordover, guitar
Marlon Chen, conductor

Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 8PM
The Cultural Center of the Philippines, Main Theater