Artist friends busy this summer!

Two releases from the mail. If you have time, catch these friends’ performances!

 *Kompositor launches 3rd book with Laoag City concert

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“Pagbabago: Original works for Children’s Choir”, the third book by musical publishing group, Kompositor, will be launched during the Philippine Choral Directors Association (PCDA) national convention in Laoag City on April 15.

Jed Balsamo, financial director of Kompositor, says a book signing will follow a concert by the award-winning Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Choir under the direction of Maria Theresa Roldan. The 7:30 p.m. concert at the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish Church, San Nicolas town, will showcase the music Joy Nilo, Balsamo, Lester Delgado, Ronaldo Raz, and Alejandro Consolacion II.

Kompositor launched its first book, “Pagbubunyi” last year also with a free concert at the Central United Methodist Church, Manila.

The launch of the second book, “Paggunita”, last February, featured the world-renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers and Philippine National Artist for Literature, Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, at the EDSA Shrine.

Meanwhile, from Pablo Tariman, this announcement: “ACCLAIMED BARITONE, PIANIST AT UP ABELARDO HALL APRIL 20”

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Baritone Noel Azcona, flutist John Raymond Sarreal and pianist Najib Ismail will open the 2013 Music News Intimate Concert Series on April 20, 7 p.m. at the UP Abelardo Hall in Dilimin, Quezon City.

Azcona, the assistant music director of the multi-awarded UST Singers, has been a featured soloist of the Las Piñas International Bamboo Organ Festival and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. He was last seen at the CCP main theater in the production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” and at the St. Cecilia’s Hall as Escamillo in the last production of Carmen by Bizet. He has taken part in 10 world concert tours as assistant conductor and soloist of the UST Singers, covering the major cities of Europe, USA, Mexico, Canada and Asia.

Azcona’s  April  20 program includes  Bach’s Bist du bei Mir, Carissimi’s Vittoria mio core, Jacques Ibert’s Four Songs, Liszt’s Benedetto Sia il Giorno, Schoenberg’s Stars (from Les Miserables), Abelardo’s Magbalik Ka Hirang, Mozart’s Hai Gia vinta la causa.. Vedro M’entrio sospiro (from Le nozze di Figaro), Tchaikovsky’s 9. Ja vas lyub lyu (from Pique Dame) and the Toreador Song from Carmen by Bizet.

The same program will be presented at the Kemji Resort Hall in Virac, Catanduanes on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7 p.m. as part of the 2013 Catanduanes Summer Music Festival.

Tickets at P500 (orchestra)and P300 (balcony). Free tickeet delivery in Metro Manila.For inquiries, call (02) 5763132 or 09065104270.

*Do you have any summer art event to promote? Send an email to inday.varona@gmail.com!

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