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Manila Symphony Orchestra To Perform In Iloilo

Music, like it has never been played before, will soon be heard in Iloilo with the coming of the Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO). This 55-piece world-class ensemble conducted by Prof. Arturo Molina is set for two performances with a diverse repertoire in its premiere with the Iloilo crowd.

Slated on August 25, 2017, the orchestra will present “Sweet Symphonies: Bach vs. Beatles” at Molo Church while the concert dubbed as “Soundtracks and Symphonies” is scheduled on August 26, 2017, at the Iloilo Convention Center. Ilonggos will have an inspiring experience of orchestral music that features soundtracks from American and Filipino hit movies.

“Iloilo was once the center of culture and the arts in the Philippines. We have started promoting our visual arts and now, we will focus on the performing arts,” according to Sen. Franklin Drilon, an Ilonggo senator who is a major catalyst in the ongoing rapid developments in the city and province.

This musical treat of international standards aims to spark the interest of the local talent pool and a move towards a grander vision for Iloilo and the Ilonggos. It collaborates with the advocacy of the MSO as a vital contributor to the appreciation and enjoyment of music by people from all walks of life.



MSO was established in 1926 by Viennese conductor Alexander Lippay. It is one of the oldest orchestras in Asia and continues to enrich the Filipino’s vibrant cultural life through fine music. Inquiries about the concerts may be directed to ILED office (33) 335-0333 and 337-8341. For more information about Manila Symphony Orchestra, please visit the Manila Symphony Orchestra Official Website.

About Manila Symphony Orchestra: The Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is one of the first orchestras in Asia, established by Viennese conductor Alexander Lippay in 1926. The MSO is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization, which operates without government subsidy. To achieve its Mission, it harnesses the power of people who share the love of fine music and who similarly believe in its power to effect social transformation. Developing the Filipino potential is integral to its Vision, to become an orchestra that meets the highest international standards of excellence in performance and repertoire; we aim to become an orchestra of major cultural focus, a source of national pride, and a vital contributor to the appreciation and enjoyment of music by people from all walks of life.

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