The guitar faculty of the Department of Strings and Chamber Music, University of the Philippines College of Music will present an evening of classical guitar music entitled “Kundiman at Iba Pa” on Thursday, November 21, 6:30 pm at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium.
In the concert are the four guitar teachers of the College such as Lester Demetillo, Jose Valdez, Nathan Neil Manimtim, and Solaiman Jamisolamin. They will interpret works by Nicanor Abelardo First Nocturne, Antonio Molina’s Rondo in F Major, Francisco Santiago’s Pakiusap, Julian Balita’s Parang Maghapon Lamang, Ramon Tapales’ Mindanao Orchids, Ernani Cuenco’s Kalesa, Angel Peña’s Iyo Kailan Pa Man, Aga Mayo Butocan’s Binalig and Tidtu A Bagu, Josefino Chino Toledo’s Kal’bit, Ramon Santos’ Abot Tanaw, Augusto Espino’s Improvisasyon, and Jose Valdez’ Philippine Medley.
Lester Demetillo and José Valdez are icons in the art of classical guitar playing in the country, while Nathan Neil Manimtim and Solaiman Jamisolamin are young guitar teachers of the College. Nathan Neil Manimtim recently received his master’s degree in music from Illinois State University and is currently the chair of the Department of Strings and Chamber Music.
Admission ticket to the November 21 concert is Php200. Students with valid IDs are entitled to 50 percent discount and senior citizens, 20%. For details, please call Josie Baradas at 929-6963 or 981-85-00 loc. 2639.