Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Music of Marcelo Adonay "Prince of Church Music" at the CCP on November 30, 2011

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) presents...

Adonay, The Maestro From Pakil
The Music of Marcelo Adonay
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Cultural Center of the Philippines
November 30, 2011 (Wednesday)
3:00 PM

Informal Talk on the Maestro and his Milieu
Tanghalang Manuel Conde (CCP Dream Theater)
November 30, 2011 (Wednesday)
1:30 PM (Before the concert)

Ticket Price:

50% discount for students
20% discount for senior citizens

About the Show:

THE music of renowned 19th century Filipino composer Marcelo Adonay (1848-1928) will be brought to life by the Philippine Madrigal Singers led by Mark Carpio, with bass soloist, Greg de Leon, pianist Nita Abrogar-Quinto, violinist Chona Noble, the UP Cherubim and Seraphim, conducted by Elena R. Mirano, and the UP Orchestra under the baton of Prof. Edna Martinez in a concert entitled Adonay, the Maestro from Pakil on November 30, 2011, Wednesday, 3 PM, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Little Theater. An informal talk on the maestro and his milieu at 1:30 PM at the CCP Dream Theater will precede the concert.

Repertoire will include La Marieta, La Julita for solo piano; Pequeña Balse, Meditacion Lugubre for violin and piano; Salve Regina, Libera Me Domine, Gozos a la Santisima Virgen (a Nuestra Señora de la Consolacion), Villancico a Belen Pastores, and two movements (Kyrie and Gloria) from his greatest sacred work, the Pequeña Misa Solemne (1903), which Adonay based on a fragment of Gregorian chant taken from a Flemish mass dated 1669.

Marcelo Adonay (1848-1928) hailed from Pakil, Laguna, and entered San Agustin Church as a tiple (boy soprano), as was the custom then in Spanish colonial times. His musical genius unfolded at the convent, a combination of self-taught and friar-honed skills, as he soon became adept at playing the organ, piano, violin, contrabass, flute and trumpet, composing liturgical as well as secular pieces. He eventually became the first Filipino maestro de capilla (chapel master) of the San Agustin music establishment, a much in-demand orchestra conductor and music teacher. Together with other Filipino musicians of his time such as Jose Canseco, Francisco Roxas, Bibiano Morales, Rosalio Silos and Manuel Mata, he lived and worked in what has been called “The Golden Age of Filipino Music” — 1880-1890. He was also instrumental in founding two important music societies -- the Union Artistica Musical in 1885, and the Sociedad de Santa Cecilia in 1888, organizations which aimed to promote and uplift Filipino music, and protect the interests of Filipino musicians.

Come and be part of a rare musical journey back to the glorious days of the Maestro’s era, when San Agustin Church reverberated magnificently with Adonay’s music.

For ticket inquiries and to get your tickets, please contact:
CCP Music Division (63-2)832-1125 loc. 1604
CCP Box Office (63-2)832-3704
TicketWorld Website or at (63-2)891-9999

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