A UP Symphonic Band Holy Week Concert Presentation



Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with

The U.P. College of Music,

U.P. Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts, and

U.P. Diliman Office of the Chancellor



April 7, 2017 | 7:30PM

Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)



This Holy Week concert presentation by the UP Symphonic Band will be the Philippine Premiere of Ferrer Ferran’s great masterpiece Sinfonía No. 2 “La Passió De Crist”, a three-movement large symphonic work for Band based on the writings about the life of Jesus Christ. The First Movement is about Birth, Slaughter of the Innocent and Baptism; the Second Movement is about the Three Temptations; and the Third Movement depicts the Arrival at the Temple, The Last Supper, Arrest, Crucifixion, and Hope. Opening the program will be Richard Strauss’ Finale of Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24, a tone poem that about the last hours of a man, presumably an artist, who has striven for the highest ideals. The concert will be conducted by UP Symphonic Band’s Musical Director / Conductor Prof. Rodney D.S. Ambat of the UP College of Music.                   


The concert will also feature another great masterpiece for symphonic band, The Divine Comedy Symphony by Robert W. Smith which is based on Dante Alighieri’s epic. The Symphony consists of four movements: Inferno, Purgatorio, Ascencion and Paradiso. The performance will end with Give Us This Day; a two movement symphony by David Maslanka. This piece has had hundreds of performances in the United States and around the world, and never fails to energize both bands and audiences.



Ticket Price: PhP 500

Discounts: 20% for Senior Citizens, PWD, Government and Military Personnel; 50% for Students

For reservation and other information, please call CCP Box Office 832-3704 / Ticketworld at 8919999  or the UP College of Music 981-8500 Loc. 2639