Oct. 13, 2016, 10:29 a.m. – A REPERTOIRE of original Philippine music (OPM) will be performed by the UST Woodwind Ensemble in “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika,” a concert on Oct. 20 at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium.

Under the baton of Jedrick Itugot, an orchestral conducting student from the Conservatory of Music, the concert group will play homegrown hits such as “Sana’y Maghintay ang Walang Hanggan” by Filipino composer Willy Cruz and acclaimed musical director Gerard Salonga’s arrangement of “Songs from Home.”

Music students Demie Fresco, who was a finalist in The Voice Season 2, and Glenn Aquias, the principal cellist of the UST Symphony Orchestra, will lend their voices to the group as they perform VST & Co. and Regine Velasquez medleys.

Itugot said the ensemble decided to add a “new taste to their musical style” by shifting from signature classic to an all-OPM repertoire.

“We wanted to take a break from the classical music to showcase that we are capable of adding some new taste to our musical style and to provide a good musical experience to the audience,” Itugot said in an interview with the Varsitarian.

The UST Woodwind Ensemble is the Conservatory of Music’s all-student department of wind instrumentalists.


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