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MSO to perform Broadway songs for Kapampangans

Holy Angel University will bring back to Pampanga the Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO), one of the most prestigious philharmonic orchestras in the country, in a Broadway concert that marks the University’s 85th foundation anniversary on March 8.


The concert, entitled Return to Broadway, will be held at the University Theatre where the MSO first performed during the venue’s inauguration. Prof. Arturo R. Molina returns as the orchestra’s musical director and conductor.


The popular husband-and-wife vocal tandem Isay Alvarez and Robert Seña of Miss Saigon fame will join the MSO in the concert. They will perform songs from old and contemporary Broadway musicals including West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Oliver, Miss Saigon and others.


The University Theatre is considered one of the best acoustically designed concert halls in the country, according to experts and artists who have performed in it, including pianists Cecile Licad and Raul Sunico, Ryan Cayabyab, Jose Mari Chan and soprano Rachelle Gerodias.


The local cultural group ArtiSta. Rita has premiered its Kapampangan productions in the University Theatre, including Juan and Nena, the musical about Juan and Teresa Nepomuceno, and Ciniong, the musical depicting the life of Archbishop-Emeritus Paciano Aniceto.


“We have used the University Theatre as venue for the best creative outputs of Kapampangan artists as well as venue to bring Manila’s best talents here so that our fellow Kapampangans do not have to travel far and spend more,” says Robby Tantingco, the University’s Vice President for Student Services and Affairs and Director of the Center for Kapampangan Studies.


“We want Kapampangan millennials to be introduced to Broadway songs and experience the same kind of music we experienced during our time,” Tantingco adds. “And they will experience it in the best possible venue in town.”


For ticket reservation, contact Dr. Raymond Patterson at rpatterson@hau.edu.ph and 0999 994 9385. Tickets are priced at P300, P500 and P1000.


Date Posted: 01-08-2018