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Monday, March 21, 2011

2011 Pundaquit Festival Schedule (Season 18)

The Pundaquit Festival is the community arts program of CASA San Miguel designed to develop the local fishing community through various programs including long- and short-term residencies for visiting artists, performances, workshops and exhibits. Now in it's 17th season entitled "r/evolution", the program aims to foster excellence and empowerment through enlightenment and direct mentorship.

Casa San Miguel (Photo by Miel David)

The performance series for Season Eighteen 2011 at the newly-renovated Ramon l. Corpus Hall features a series of intimate chamber music concerts featuring CASA San Miguel founder Coke Bolipata, with the Pundaquit Virtuosi (the chamber group composed of local talents he trains)with guest artists including David Eggar and the Philippine Madrigal Singers.

February 26: BACHBACHAN: Back-to-back Bach
Featuring: Concerto for harpsichord in F Minor with guest pianist Jourdann Petalver, the Concerto for violin and oboe with guest oboist Franz Ramirez, and the Orchestral Suite #1 in C Major.

March 11 & 12
Philippine Madrigal Singers in celebration of CASA San Miguel's 17th Foundation Day

March 27: Drama't Emo
Revives highlights of the romantic period including Dvorak's American String Quartet, Beethoven's String Quartet Op 18, Brahms String Sextet in B-Flat Major and Mendelssohn Octet in E-Flat Major.

April 16
Cellist David Eggar serves his week-long residency culminating with a concert on April 16 with the Pundaquit Virtuosi and Aeta tribes from Botolan. Eggar is a 2011 Grammy-nominated artist for his arrangement of Itsbynne Reel, a track on his Kingston Blues album.


April 22, Good Friday
Seven Last Words of Christ by Joseph Haydn

April 24
Light Easter concert featuring the Minstrels of Hope

May 28
SOLOISTS NIGHT with the Pundaquit Virtuosi under the batons of Olga Elloso and Jourdann Petalver featuring:

  • 14 year old Miguel Estrada in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E-minor;
  • 10 year old Julian Duque in Sarasate's Gypsy Airs;
  • 14 year old Yvonne Madarang in Mozart's Violin Concerto in D Major;
  • 15 year old Joven Aquisap in Telleman's Viola Concerto;
  • 19 year old cellist Nehemiah Lipana in Boccherini's Cello Concerto in G Major.

Concert tickets are priced at P1000 each, and includes entrance to the galleries, cocktails before the show and post concert dinner with featured artists and resident artists of Casa San Miguel. Activities for season seventeen are made possible primarily by Starbucks Coffee and D and L industries with partnerships with Sony, Lyric pianos, Star Philippines, and DZFE-FM. For more information, please call the secretariat at 6818304.

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