CCP presents ‘Special Concert Series’ 2022

Ricson Poonin (Trombone).

By TDT

September 1, 2022

The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents Special Concert Series, solo concerts by eminent Filipino musicians, this September, October, and November, 7:30 p.m. at the CCP Tanghalang Ignacio Gimenez (Black Box Theater).

Stefanie Quintin, noted as “a voice with remarkable flexibility and a truly commanding musical presence,” starts the series off on 7 September. The soprano performs music from the Renaissance to the present day and includes several world premieres in her repertoire. Among her many accomplishments is the premier performance of works by National Artist for Music Dr. Ramon Santos and the American composer Eli Marshall.

Ivar Fojas (Guitar).

 

Photographs courtesy of CCP and guitar.arizona.edu
Stefanie Quintin (Soprano).

The second concert in the series features trombonist Ricson Poonin on 12 October. As a soloist, Poonin is noted for exhibiting his signature musicality, sound technique and adaptability. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music, major in Trombone Performance. He won first place in the UST solo competition and the National Music Competition for Young Artists Solo Category C.

Finally, guitarist Ivar Fojas will be featured on 16 November. Fojas is a Fulbright scholar who, in 2011, earned a doctorate from the University of Arizona’s acclaimed Bolton Guitar Studies Program. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, he gave solo recitals and was a featured soloist with orchestras such as the Manila Symphony Orchestra and Peace Philharmonic Philippines. He has participated in master workshops given by classical guitar greats.

Beyond these performances, the artists will also share their skills and knowledge with selected participants in Master Classes.


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