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MSJO string quartet serenades virtual audience

Makati-based senior recreation center Sunshine Place turns the spotlight on the Manila Symphony Junior String Quartet in its latest online concert series. 

The young string musicians are part of the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra (MSJO), the youth orchestra program of the Manila Symphony Orchestra formed in 2014. 

From left: Viola player Lance Morrison Tulagan, violinists Jeanne Rafaella Marquez and Emmanuel John Villarin, and cellist Justin Louis Talusan of the Manila Symphony Junior String Quartet.
From left: Viola player Lance Morrison Tulagan, violinists Jeanne Rafaella Marquez and Emmanuel John Villarin, and cellist Justin Louis Talusan of the Manila Symphony Junior String Quartet.
The quartet features violinists Jeanne Rafaella Marquez and Emmanuel John Villarin, violist Lance Morrison Tulagan, and cellist Justin Louis Talusan. They will be performing selections from Beethoven’s “Razumovsky string quartets”, Johan Halvorsen’s “Passacaglia”, and Antonin Dvorak’s “American Quartet”.  

Filipino compositions arranged by Jeffrey Solares like Angel Peña’s “Iyo Kailan Pa Man”, Antonio Molina’s “Hating Gabi”, and Eudenice Palaruan’s “Cebuano Medley” are also part of the quartet’s set.

Marquez, the MSJO’s concertmaster, is the first prize winner of the 2018 National Music Competitions for Young Artist (NAMCYA) Junior Strings Category. Sixteen year-old violinist and former “Promil Kid” Villarin is a multiple prizewinner at NAMCYA, most recently winning the first prize last year, the same edition where violist Tulagan won the second prize. Completing the ensemble is Talusan, a pioneer member and principal cellist of MSJO in 2014.

The concert is available on Sunshine Place Recreation Center’s YouTube channel. Package ticket rates are available for all five concerts, four, three, or solo concert. Contact Mariel Ilusorio at 0917-709-2255 or [email protected] to book tickets.

An email will be sent to paid and registered audience containing the program’s YouTube link. Each concerto will be available for viewing throughout the year, for as many times as the viewer wants.

Topics: Sunshine Place , Manila Symphony Junior String Quartet , online concert series , Manila Symphony Orchestra
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