MANILA, Philippines – This year, February 10 is dedicated to all students and alumni of the oldest Catholic university in Asia, University of Santo Tomas (UST).
A concert aptly titled “Tribute to the Thomasians” will be held on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater, and will feature the UST Symphony Orchestra with classical artists who studied in the said university.
Tenors Lemuel dela Cruz, Eugene delos Santos, Randy Gilongo and Ronan Ferrer and bass Jun Jaranilla will be the soloists for the pieces “Stout-Hearted Men” from “New Moon” by Sigmund Romberg and “Nessun Dorma” from “Turandot” by Giacomo Puccini. Joy Allan dela Cruz, on the other hand, will be the soloist for “Viola Concerto in G Minor” by Cecil Forsyth.
The UST Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Herminigildo Ranera, will also perform “Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67” by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Founded in 1927, the UST Symphony Orchestra is the official orchestra of UST and a resident performing group of the CCP. It is currently composed of 70 student-members.
“As a resident orchestra of the CCP, it is also a constant source of new memberships in the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra roster while performing its own symphonic programs within the highest standards of professionalism,” said CCP president Raul Sunico.
For more information about “Tribute to the Thomasians”, call the UST Conservatory of Music at (02) 731-4022 or 406-1611 local 8246.