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A Special Concert of Spanish Traditional and Classical Songs at the Filipinas Heritage Library

On July 29, 2011, Friday at 7:00p.m., in the Filipinas Heritage Library Reading Room, The Filipinas Heritage Library and the Philippine Guitar Ensemble present “Canciones de Amor y de la Vida Cotidiana” (“Songs of Love and Everyday Life”). This is a concert of Spanish songs interpreted by soprano Anna Migallos, a graduate student of vocal performance at the Royal College of Music in London; Filipino classical guitarist Lester Demetillo, Professor of Guitar at the University of the Philippines College of Music; and seasoned classical guitarist Jeffrey Malazo.

The concert is a showcase of Demetillo’s musical work which is his original transcriptions of several Spanish songs originally written for the piano and voice to two classical guitars and voice. The concert includes eighteen songs by composers Manuel de Falla, Fernando Obradors, Miguel Sandoval, Agustin Lara, Maria Grever, Joaquin Rodrigo and Isaac Albeniz. It is the performing artists’ tribute to Spanish music and their appreciation of the continuous presence of Spanish culture in the Philippines.

The artists look forward to the support of the Spanish community in the Philippines and invite everyone to celebrate the music with them. Tickets are sold for Five Hundred Pesos with discounts for senior citizens and students, at the Filipinas Heritage Library. It is located at the corner of Makati and Ayala Avenue (Ayala Triangle), Makati City, Metro Manila.

Please visit www.filipinaslibrary.org.ph.