Kundiman at KapaskuhanVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Music Series
Evening concert with STEFANIE QUINTIN, Soprano; IVAR-NICHOLAS FOJAS, Guitar & CORO D’LLERA MUSIC MINISTRY; STEFANIE QUINTIN, Soprano; IVAR-NICHOLAS FOJAS, Guitar & CORO D’LLERA MUSIC MINISTRY
Registration and Refreshments 5:45pm
Evening concert 6:15pm
*Floor-seating; casual wear recommended
Featuring esteemed musicians and singers from the Southeast Asian archipelago, the evening celebrates the festive season and its cultural significance for the Philippines. ‘Kundiman’, a genre of traditional Filipino love songs written and sung in native Tagalog will be amongst one of the many musical highlights during an evening of culture at ‘Kapaskuhan’ — or Christmas.
Stefanie Quintin is a Soprano whose repertoires range from Renaissance music to premiered contemporary music. As a soloist, she has performed at various international festivals including the Asia-Europe New Music Festival (Vietnam), the International Rondalla Festival (Taiwan & Philippines) and the Baroque Festival (Singapore). She is also a member of the Ripieno Ensemble PH, a group of musicians dedicated to the promotion and performance of contemporary music in the Philippines and the encompassing region. This will be her second appearance at Asia Society after her debut in January this year.
Ivar-Nicholas Fojas is based in Manila where he is a professor of guitar at the Philippine Women’s University School of Music. An alumni of the institution, he was its full scholarship recipient before furthering his studies at the University of Arizona, United States under the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship in 2011. Apart from his collaboration with Grammy-award winning David Russell, Ivar has also performed in master classes with Paul O’dette, Roland Dyens, Pavel Steidl and Marcin Dyla to name a few.
The Coro D’Llera Music Ministry is the longest running community choir in Baguio City, Philippines. Under the leadership of director, Arvin Manuel Villalon, and conductor, Jose Soliman Jr., the choir’s foremost aims are to promote and preserve the Cordillera Region and Northern Luzon cultures; uphold justice, peace and integrity of creation through music, the performing arts, and liturgical services. The group is also a member of MADZ et al., an affiliation of choirs that adopt the style and form of the world-renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers (2002).
Lippo Amphitheater, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty