PPO stages virtual pocket performance on july 23

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THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra stages its next series of online concerts billed as The PPO Spotlight: Virtual Pocket Performances to be streamed on July 23, 2021 at 8pm, Friday through the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Website. Program for the July 23 concert, which focuses on Indie and Alternative music, features the following pieces such as WITH A SMILE by ERASERHEADS to be played by Ayesa Cruz (Violin), Madeline Jane Banta (Harp); TADHANA by UP DHARMA DOWN (arr. Naldy Rodriguez) to be performed by Ma. Angelica Uson (Violin), Herrick Ortiz (Cello); HALIK NI HUDAS by WOLFGANG (arr. Glenn Aquias) to be interpreted by Giancarlo Gonzales (Cello); SALAMAT by THE DAWN (arr. Theodore Amper) to be rendered by Christian Tan (Violin), Jose Carlo Tuazon (Violin), Rey Casey Concepcion (Viola), Giuseppe Andre Diestro (Cello), Vincent Dela Cruz (Contrabass); and HARANA by ERIC YAPTANGCO to be played by Brass & Percussion section with Abner Cruz (E. Bass). The PPO Online Poc

The Bob Aves Jazz Group Concert.

BOB AVES AND GROUP LAUNCH SECOND ALBUM.
By EVO JOEL CONTRIVIDA

IN-Demand  Music Director and arranger Bob Aves launch his second album entitled “Out of Tradition” by  Bob Aves Jazz Group in a soul shaking concert in PETA Theater last December 11. Tag as Philippine World Jazz, Bob and his group is known internationally for combining local indigenous musical instrument and infusing it to popular Jazz sound.






Out of Tradition album is under TAO Music, an all Filipino record label specializes in traditions and contemporary culture-based titles of Philippine Music in which Aves is one of its founder, among its artist is his wife, contemporary singer Grace Nono.
 
The Bob Aves Jazz Group is composed by indigenous percussionists Tusa Montes and Jazz Dufourt. Montes currently teach Philippine, Asian and Afro Latin Music at the UP College of Music and UST Conservatory, while 17 year old Dufourt is a Asian Music Major student in UP College of Music.  Other member is Dy Liacco for Saxophone, Keyboardist Nikko Rivera, Bassist Colby De La Calzada and drummer HaraldHuyssen.  Liacco is part of Parliament Syndicate band while De La Calzada is a favorite sessionist of Side A band and the APO Hiking Society.  Rivera is an endorser for Korg Philippines, a brand of keyboard, while Huyssen is a faculty at UST Jazz Studies Department and a Youtube sensation for his video drumming tutorials. The said group is notable in their performance abroad for different Jazz Festivals.

Out of Tradition concert is presented by PETA Theater Center and partly by OPM Contemporary singer Noel Cabangon.  The sophomore album of Aves group is available at TAO Music office in Quezon City, you can contact them at Telephone number 411-7535. 


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