「GITARRA 2010 － 馬尼拉國際吉他節」August 23～27
Slated on Aug. 23 to 27, the week-long festival dubbed Guitarra 2010 will be highlighted by a series of concert at the Philamlife Auditorium on U.N. Ave., Manila at 8 p.m. Master classes and lectures are presided by international-renowned guitarists like Spain’s Agustin Castilla-Avila, and Taiwan’s Ruey Yen and Meng-Feng Su. They will be joined by the country’s top classical guitar performers and lecturers including Angelito Agcaoli, Manuel Cabrera, and Joseph Miranda. Lectures will be held at the UST Conservatory of Music.
The UST Guitar Quartet and the Festival Guitar Orchestra will close the five-day celebration on Aug. 27 with a concert that will be staged at the Philamlife Auditorium as well. A little background, the UST Guitar Ensemble is one of the large ensembles of the UST Conservatory, and the department itself boasts 100 guitar students, which is considered as the biggest in the country.
Originally conceived as an avenue for guitar students to learn ensemble playing, it has since evolved as one of the finest concert ensembles in the land. Its repertoire consists of music from the Renaissance to the present, and in different combinations from duets to trios, quartets, quintets and more.
For tickets and information on lectures and classes, call UST Music office at 731-4022 and 406-1611 loc. 8246.