AHA Concert Series Season 2 Opens with “Back Home with Mr. C and Friends” Performance


The UP College of Music (UPCMu) will begin its first concert of the AHA Concert Series Season 2 on September 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music.

“Back Home with Mr. C and Friends” will feature Mr. Ryan Cayabyab, Prof. Tony Maigue, and Ms. Kit Viguilla Navarro. ¬†Known as Mr. C by his fans, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab is a multifaceted musician being a composer, arranger, music director, and conductor. As an alumnus, he also taught composition and theory class.

Performing with Cayabyab is Prof. Antonio Maigue, the country’s premier flutist who has performed six times with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra as soloist. Presently, he chairs the Winds and Percussion Department of the UP College of Music. Meanwhile, Ms. Kit Viguilla Navarro is a renowned soprano who played the role of Maria Clara in Ryan Cayabyab’s Noli Me Tangere: The Musical. She has guest appearances and opera performances in the US, Switzerland, and Austria.

The opening concert will also feature the talented tenor and Filipino pop-opera singer, Mr. Jonathan Badon who is dubbed as the “Prince of Popera.”¬† Mr. Giancarlo Gonzales, a gifted young cellist completes this ensemble of musical luminaries.

The concert series is a fundraising campaign of the UP College of Music to renovate and upgrade the Abelardo Hall Auditorium (AHA) so it can be a world-class performance venue for the musical and artistic talents from the UPCMu. By offering quality and diverse programs, it aims to establish the AHA as a hub of culture not only for the University of the Philippines but for the greater community as well.

Tickets cost at PhP500.00 and 250.00. Students and senior citizens can avail a price discount. For ticket reservations and inquiries on how to become a patron or sponsor, you can call 926-0026 or email:abelardohall.music@gmail.com.


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