UP Alumni Association (UPAA) will stage the Carillon Concert Seasons’ second presentation, “Faces of Love” (“Mga Mukha ng Pagmamahal”), featuring the internationally acclaimed UP Arco String Orchestra, on Friday, February 12, 2016, 6:00 p.m., at the Carillon Plaza in UP Diliman, Quezon City.
The UP Arco String Orchestra, under the baton of Prof. Edna Marcil “Michi” Martinez, won the Silver Band Award (highest score in the string orchestra category) in the 2015 Bratislava International Youth Music Festival competition in Bratislava, Slovakia. The concert will showcase music highlighting the different kinds of love: sacred love, romantic love, love of country, and love of fellowmen.
The UP Arco (formerly the UP String Chamber Orchestra) has its roots from 1998 during the term of the late Dean Reynaldo T. Paguio. It was conceived to become one of the resident performing groups of the College of Music – in the tradition of the student orchestras that the college had in previous years.
“Faces of Love”, with anchor person Prof. Patricia Brillantes-Silvestre, closely follows the highly successful first concert, “Krismazz Jazz at the Carillon”, held last December 10, 2015, which featured the UP Jazz Ensemble conducted by Prof. Raymundo Maigue.
The UPAA Carillon concert presentations, the brainchild of the UPAA Board of Directors headed by Atty. Ramon M. Maronilla, are staged free of charge for all Dilimanians, as well as other music-lovers. Only award-winning groups are invited to perform. Part of the proceeds from sponsorships is allocated for the maintenance and enhancement of the Carillon tower and plaza.
The UP Carillon, inaugurated on August 1, 1952, was the contribution of UP alumni led by the UPAA to the new Diliman campus after UP transferred from Padre Faura. The Carillon brought joy to generations of mga iskolar ng bayan and other members of the Diliman community for more than three decades – until the bells fell into disrepair in the late 1980s, and eventually became silent in 1988.
The alumni again stepped in to raise funds for the restoration of the Carillon, including the replacement of the bells and the landscaping of the Carillon Plaza. The restoration became a major project of at least three successive UPAA boards, during whose terms many generous donors contributed. In December 2010, the UPAA turned over the newly refurbished Carillon to UP Diliman, marked by a concert at the Carillon Plaza.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Elna Divino
Tel: 920-6868; Mobile: 0917-8372098
Email: [email protected]
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