On June 12, 6:30 pm, at the Amphitheater in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus, the UP Symphony Orchestra (UPSO), together with the Office of the UP President, will hold its first face-to-face concert in over two years.
Titled “BAGONG MUNDO: MGA BAYANI AT KAMPEON,” the live concert will acknowledge the “new world” we see as we slowly emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and look back at the heroes that we lost along the way. The concert will also commemorate the Philippine Independence Day and celebrate the UP Men’s Basketball historic championship win in Season 84 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines’ (UAAP) tournaments.
The UPSO concert will feature soprano Lara Maigue, and tenor Ervin Lumauag, both UP College of Music graduates. It will include special appearances of the world-renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers, known affectionately as The Madz, and the UP Singing Ambassadors (UPSA).
Works to be performed include the finale of Antonin Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony, Lucio San Pedro’s Lahing Kayumanggi, Leopoldo Silos’s Lagi Kitang Naaalala, Giacomo Puccini’s Nessun Dorma, and much more.
The concert is free and open to the public, with limited seating. Audience members are required to wear their face masks and observe social distancing. Vaccine cards may be checked.
After two years of the pandemic, we are all emerging from our isolated quarantines to a new world with new rules and standards of etiquette, but always with the same utak, puso, at diwa that has always defined the University of the Philippines. Join us in celebrating the promise and possibilities of the “next normal” with the music of the UPSO.