In its 55 years, the Abelardo Hall Auditorium has become the premier training ground for countless Filipino musicians, many of whom went on to reap honors for the country. Today, the auditorium continues to provide a convenient venue for recitals, concerts, and theater and dance presentations performed by students, faculty, alumni of the college, as well as visiting artists of national and international stature. It has also provided a perfect setting for numerous symposia, workshops, masterclasses, and seminars handled by acknowledged experts in the field, the field of music and dance.
The Abelardo Hall Concert Series, now on its second year, envisions the Abelardo Hall Auditorium as a center of culture not just for the university, but for the larger community. The Season comprises of monthly concerts that showcase the diversity of talents that are or have been part of the UP College of Music. The intended lineup is a mix of genres and styles that is truly the mark of UP.
For this Season’s grand finale, the UP College of Music and the UP College of Music Alumni Association, in cooperation with the Office of the Chancellor thru the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts, proudly present: “Abelardo Rocks” featuring DJ Chynna Salazar, DJ Marla Añonuevo and the homegrown bands of the UP College of Music.
In what promises to be another unique and intense production on May 31, 2019, at 7:00 PM, Abelardo literally Rocks with performances from ConChords (Champion, A Capella Championship 2018 for both International and Over All Categories), Debonair District (a unique jazz quintet that adapts various Filipino and foreign repertoire to the jazz idiom), PinkMen (a psychedelic folk rock group that plays anything and everything in between from sad to funny stories), Sound Architects (a post-rock outfit that primarily make instrumental atmospheric music through intense dynamic contrasts and heavily layered textures of sound), and Yomi no Kuni (a post-metal / progressive metal quartet with the desire to create and share music and the vision of breaking free from norms established by society).
Admission tickets are priced at P200 with special discounts for the elderly (20%), and people with disabilities (20%). For ticket reservations, please reserve here or contact Ms. Faye Manuzon at 926 0026 or 981 8500 loc. 2629.