Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The rare pleasure of their music

Diomedes Saraza Jr.'s encore piece, "Sana'y Wala Ng Wakas," was a contrast to the more modern,  rarely heard played live Violin Concerto No. 2 in B Minor, Sz. 112 by Bartok. It had Saturday's Abelardo Hall audience swooning. Arturo Molina conducted the Manila Symphony Orchestra.
The breathing of pianist Oliver Salonga while interpreting Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, was audible. Every inhale-exhale seemed to signify a musical phrase or note drawn from the depths of his being.
Flush from the Baguio Writers Group's recognition at the Gawad Pambansang Alagad Balagtas, members Grace Subido, Frank Cimatu and the blogger treated themselves to a concert in the company of sculptor Julie Lluch and writer Jenny Llaguno.
Salonga with a concert patron who wanted her program dedicated to her in this manner: "Lola Princess"
Actor Shamaine Centenera Buencamino with fan girls from the Lolarga-Susi family: Marga, Machiko Skye and Bianca, a piano student
Salonga, Saraza and concert organizer Pablo Tariman who just made life more beautiful for all with an evening of piano and violin music that was reset after Typhoon Maring wrought havoc on the country and the original concert schedule. Our cries of "Bravo!" weren't enough to express our thanks.
Late apres-concert dinner at Ed's Table in Sikatuna Village (clockwise): Lola Princess, blogger, Jenny Llaguno, Fe Manapat, Mercy Fabros and Tina Ebro
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