(Poster of the Sounds of Sorrow concert)

October 7, 2015, 12:20a.m. – THE UST Symphony Orchestra will play music from popular operas in “Sounds of Sorrow,” a concert slated on Oct. 11, 6 p.m., at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theatre) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

Pieces include music from “Samson and Delilah,” “Carmen Suite,” and “Romeo and Juliet.” There will also be two arias of “tragic and sensuous” pieces, to be performed by soprano Elisanta Cortes, a Conservatory of Music alumnus and conductor of the University-wide chorale group Liturgikon Vocal Ensemble, and Antoni Josef Inacay, cello soloist of alternative rock band Silent Sanctuary.

The conductor of the UST Symphony Orchestra said “Sounds of Sorrow” would not be a “depressing concert.”

“One can always find joy beyond sorrow,” associate professor Renato Lucas, also the the Secretary General of the National Music Competition for Young Artists, said in an interview with the Varsitarian.

The 70-member orchestra, known as one of the country’s finest, is a resident performing group of the CCP. After “Sounds of Sorrow,” the orchestra will perform with the UST woodwind and brass ensembles in “Opus One,” which will feature Broadway and film musicals, on Oct. 22. Amierielle Anne A. Bulan


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