UST Symphony Orchestra leads Sampung Mga Daliri redux

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(Photo by Hazel Grace S. Posadas/The Varsitarian)

THE UST Symphony Orchestra (USTSO), along with several other ensembles from the Conservatory of Music, mounted performances around the University in their day-long event “A Festival of Symphonic Instruments” last April 1.

“This is a student production headed by students, planned by students,” said professor Herminigildo Ranera, conductor of the USTSO. “We want them to be able to present a concert like this independently.”

The UST Symphonic Band and UST String Orchestra, along with several smaller ensembles, kicked off the event with a series of performances in several venues around the University such as the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Building, Junior High School building and by the UST Carillion Bells.

USTSO capped the campus tour with performances from the recent “Sampung mga Daliri” concert at the Quadricentennial Square.

Joining the Orchestra in their video-game and TV series inspired repertoire were the UST Wind Orchestra, Coro Tomasino, Liturgikon Vocal Ensemble and Music Theatre Ensemble.

“We would like to share the experience in our performance halls, and the Symphonic Festival is [a] testament [to what] we can do,” said Ram Sajota of the USTSO in an interview with the Varsitarian. “We’d like to share our culture with the Thomasians.”

The 33rd Sampung Mga Daliri concert was held last March 17 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

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